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More Godzilla Is Not Enough Godzilla

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Godzilla 2014

It’s painful enough to have to wait until the middle of May (2014) to see the new Godzilla movie. But now the film company is just being cruel to the point of sadistic by issuing another teaser poster, this time showing more of the Big Guy’s new duds.

I can only beg and plead to whoever will put up with my begging and pleading (i.e., whining) that the scale of Godzilla in this poster is in correct proportion to the buildings he’s about to turn into gravel soup. (G’s a portable earthquake.)

Hard to tell what city this is, though it looks like San Francisco. Good – I’m tired of seeing New York getting all the fun. And New Yorkers just don’t seem to appreciate a good monster stomping anymore since it has become just another day to them. I will NEVER become jaded watching giant monsters re-develop urban crapholes.

May 16, 2014. Anybody got a time machine I can borrow? I promise to bring it back yesterday.

Godzilla 2014

Infected Zones, Pt. 2

Posted in Aliens, Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Monsters: The Dark Continent

Normally, I put movie sequels in the same category of painful infected itching. (Note to the entire Internet – just a metaphor. Ahem.) Milking a story line to get one or more movies out of it is blatant profiteering and dilutes the art.

Man, I’m full of it today.

Anyway, Monsters, the 2010 surprise home run hit about space spores taking up residence in Mexico and mutating the flora and fauna to make gigantic octopus creatures with tentacles that looked like rave party lighting, is getting a sequel in Monsters: The Dark Continent.

Monsters

Here’s the skinny on the MTDC, with a tentative release date of 2014:

“Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the Infected Zones have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.”

Noah, a haunted soldier with several tours under his belt, is sent on a mission: an American soldier has gone rogue deep in the Infected Zone, and Noah must reach him and take him out. But when Noah’s unit and transport are destroyed, he finds himself with only a young and inexperienced cadet for company – the brother of the man Noah has been sent to kill.”

Monsters

“The two soldiers must go on a life-altering journey through the dark heart of monster territory, accompanied by a young local woman to guide them. By the time the three of them reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.”

Monsters

Is it just me or does this sound like the plot for Apocalypse Now (1979)?

Regardless, I look forward to Monsters: The Dark Continent in the same way I anticipate immediate relief from personal infected zones with affordable over-the-counter lotion. (Note to Internet – just kidding…a prescription would work just as well. But not for me – for a friend.)