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Shin Godzilla – Review

In the same way it takes an organised team of politicians, generals, and scientists to take on the behemoth that is Godzilla, we at SnapThirty felt that the task of reviewing a brand new Godzilla film simply could not be done by one person. Jahanzeb Khan, Frank Inglese, and Luke Halliday had the opportunity to witness the historic event that is the international release of Japan’s reboot of the historic monster franchise, appropriately titled Shin Godzilla to signify a new beginning and the most definitive, truthful, and memorable depiction of the movie icon himself. Shin Godzilla is every bit of a historic landmark release as the original 1954 Godzilla film. Shin Godzilla had a lot of high expectations to live up to, and the limited international release means not everyone will have a chance to witness it. Thankfully, Madman has taken the mantle to distribute the film all over Australia in major cities. It was initially meant to be a one night screening only on 13 October 2016, but thankfully more dates have been added …

Hideaki Anno Film SHIN GODZILLA To Hit Australia And New Zealand This October

Hmmm, there’s this strange taste in my mouth. It’s not a bitter flavour, it’s not a sour flavour, it’s not even a salty flavour, it has an almost…uncomfortably disappointing accents. It’s strange. It’s definitely left over from the last Godzilla film I watched, but it’s flavours are so subtle it’s hard to exactly define what it is I’m experiencing. I suppose this is much the same for many of you. It’s no mystery that the West cannot produce a Godzilla film. Period. Thankfully Japan still know’s exactly what it’s doing when it comes to The King Of Monsters, and it’s latest film, Hideaki Anno’s SHIN GODZILLA, is a testament to exactly that. Fans across the world have been anticipating this film ever since it was first revealed, and while it’s been released across Japan, it is the film’s Western audience that has yet to experience it. That’s where Madman Entertainment come in. The Australian distribution company, known for all things Japanese pop culture, have just announced that they plan on bringing this film to Australian …

Resurgence of The King of Monsters: Godzilla

July 29 2016 marks the landmark release of Godzilla Resurgence, and in case you missed the memo, Funimation has picked up localisation rights which means we’ll get a subtitled release very soon in 2016… just in time for the Japan Film Festival in Australia if I am being realistically optimistic. It may be another few months for us, but it’s exciting to see a brand new Godzilla flick from Japan as a glorious reboot of the historic and iconic monster movie franchise. This is the first Godzilla film by founding studio, Toho, since 2004’s Final Wars. It may be some time before you see a review of Godzilla Resurgence grace front page of Snap Thirty, but in the meantime we’d like to present to you with a tribute to all things Godzilla: the movies, the video games, and the culture itself. Return of an icon: Godzilla Resurgence  Godzilla Resurgence looks to be the movie that fans always wanted, and it certainly has very high expectations to live up to. Billed as a reboot, everyone is naturally …

Anne Hathaway’s new film ‘Colossal’ narrowly avoids a lawsuit from Godzilla and Toho

The upcoming Anne Hathaway-starring film Colossal was earlier this year described by it’s director Nacho Vigalondo as a film about ‘Tokyo coming under attack by Godzilla and a giant robot.” Naturally this did not sit well with kaiju overlords Toho, who actually own the rights to the king of all monsters, Godzilla. So with an army of kaiju sized lawyers, Toho began to file a colossal lawsuit against Vigalondo and the production company behind this movie about not-Godzilla and a giant robot of some manner. As it turns out Toho didn’t take kindly to some guy saying he is making a movie about the monster dinosaur thing that they make movies about. Vigalondo only made matters worse for himself when he was quoted in countless interviews proclaiming that Godzilla will be in his movie Colossal. Vigalondo noted that it is “the cheapest Godzilla movie ever” and “a serious Godzilla movie.” Both damning quotes from a man making a movie about Godzilla and a nondescript giant robot without the express consent of Godzilla’s daddy Toho. Be warned aspiring film-makers, kaiju …

Godzilla PS4 Review

When you hear the name Godzilla, there are a few things you are likely to think of. Perhaps it is the classic 1954 monster flick from Japanese film legend Ishiro Honda or maybe it is the 1999 Hollywood recreation that Matthew Broderick felt up for a moment or two. Regardless of your personal memories of the King of the Monsters it goes without saying that Godzilla is a name known the world over as one of the all time greatest characters ever conceived. A misunderstood hero often painted as a villain whose goal is both simple and profound, protect this world from all who mean to do it harm. He is the King of the Monsters and the savior of this planet we call Earth. While Godzilla has had many different evolutions over the years the heart of the monster has always been clear regardless of whether the film in which he was starring was a good one (2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars) or a bad one (1999’s Godzilla). With Godzilla for the PS4, Bandai Namco have …

The King Of Monsters Is Back – Godzilla Now Available

Gone but never lost, Godzilla returns once again as the king of monsters we all known him to be! Bandai Namco Entertainment are incredibly pleased to announce that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 action title Godzilla has now been made available for digital download across Australia and New Zealand! This new game brings to life the destructive power of the world’s most powerful Kaiju in ways we’ve never seen before. While old-school Kaiju films and terrible Hollywood remakes show what a powerful creature like Godzilla would do in real life, this new game allows you to take control of the reptilian God and his monstrous opponents so that you’ll be able to feel what it is like to be your very own Kaiju! Developed by Japanese videogame studio NATSUME ATARI INC., GODZILLA gives players control of one of the most famous and destructive Kaiju (special effects monsters) in entertainment history. As Godzilla, players will have the power to trample and lay waste to cities. Players will also have to collect G-Energy which can be used …

Bandai Namco’s “Godzilla” – The Battle Heats Up Trailer Released

I’m sure, if you’re anything like me, the 2014 Godzilla film left you with one monster of a bad taste in your mouth. What we thought was going to be two hours of Heisenberg riding a giant lizard turned out to be crushed expectations and a lacklustre leading man. Thankfully all that is over now and the world is slowly but surely moving on from one of history’s biggest tragedies…I’m talking about the movie. Bandai Namco Games announced a while back that Godzilla will be returning to the world of video games with it’s new title for the PlayStation 3 and 4, appropriately named “Godzilla”. Up until now we only really knew that the game was getting a release but we didn’t know when we could expect it. Bandai Namco Games, alongside releasing a brand-new trailer for the game, revealed that it will be hitting shelves across Europe, Australia and New Zealand on the 17th of July this year. Yes, you read that correctly! In a little under a month we’ll be given the opportunity …

Hideaki Anno Announced As Chief Director/Writer For Upcoming “Godzilla” Film

You guys and girls like “Neon Genesis Evangelion” right? Oh, you do?! That’s great, but it doesn’t really matter right now because series creator Hideaki Anno is setting his sights on another towering mass of destruction and it doesn’t go by the name “Unit-01”. I’m sorry I brought it up. Now instead of Mr. Hideaki Anno laying out a work schedule for the fourth “Rebuild of Evangelion” movie that we’ve all been waiting for, he has decided to tackle one of his lifelong dreams; to be the driving force behind a modern “Godzilla” film. Something you may not know and something that may help you swallow this piece of news is that Mr. Anno has actually been a long-time fan of not only “Godzilla” but the entire Tokusatsu genre as a whole. In fact, he’s been known to collect props from some of the more mainstream series’ that have been made and aired in the past couple of decades. Fact is, his sights are now on a project he’s never done before but one that …

Godzilla Recieves Letter of Appreciation from Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

The King of all Monsters has received a very sincere Letter of Appreciation earlier this week from the Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. That’s right, the local government of Setagaya Ward gave the Letter of Appreciation to Godzilla, the greatest hero in Japanese history. In a rather humble ceremony in Setagaya Ward, Godzilla was celebrated and thanked for his legendary acts to protect the Ward throughout its history dating all the way back in 1932 when TOHO studio first opened in Setagaya Ward. Godzilla is truly the hero that the people of Japan and the world have always needed. The contents of the letter are still unknown at this point in time but it goes without saying that Godzilla is more than deserving of such appreciation. Let us know in the comments section below what you think of this colossal news. -30-  

Godzilla video game in the works for PS3

‘ROAR’ and ‘ARGHHH’ – Those are the famous words of the King of all Monsters. The hero that has inspired countless generations of monster lovers will be starring in his own brand new game from Bandai Namco Games. That’s right Godzilla will be getting a new video-game and it will be stomping a path onto the PlayStation 3. The announcement came through Famitsu magazine this past week. The magazine confirms that the game is currently 40% of the way through its development. Unfortunately the article neglects to mention whether or not that guy from Kick-Ass would rock up in the game and ruin it. I for one certainly hope not, I also hope to bleach any memory of his performance in the 2014 Godzilla film from my mind, but we aren’t all so lucky. The Godzilla video-game is set to destroy people’s wallets in Japan come Winter 2014. No word on whether it’ll be heading over to the Western front, but you know ole’ Zilla, he likes to get around. -30-