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The 90s Gamera films took a kiddie-friendly concept and turned it on its head... also, in the third film, he asked the question: what about the innocent people killed when kaiju fight... when you look at the films, all of the films with kaiju, even the good monsters kill people. I have a lot of hope that Higuchi can use his experience of working on the Gamera films to work his magic on Godzilla...

The US film was a great Godzilla film and gave him an interesting reboot, but it'll be nice to see what a Japanese reboot will be like... and if they use Ifukube's classic theme.

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No Godzilla film is set without the theme music that everyone knows and includes the really corny ones.

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The happy-go-lucky monsters encapsulate a long-lost era, when the world had enjoyed relative peace, over the decades after World War II, especially in insular Japan.

“That’s why I want to make a new Godzilla,” Higuchi said quietly

What rubbish.

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I won't hold my breath, most Japanese movies and dramas have pretty bad acting, really overdramatic and hamming it up. If, somehow, it's actually decent, I'll certainly go see it.

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I enjoyed the Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla"...I doubt Higuchi-san can top that one..

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What Month each year, I am so hanging out of this Godzilla movie. He absent from Godzilla has sourly been miss. A Maser Higuchi made Godzilla movie will make last years Godzilla movie look worse then what it actually is. Wonder if he will continue the lives of Moto 1 & 2 ?

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Shinji Higuchi is not unfamiliar with Godzilla. His work (uncredited on assisted SPFX) with Godzilla goes all the way back to The Return of Godzilla (1984), as well as a SPFX sequence on Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack that involved Godzilla retaliating against jet fighters. Of course, as mentioned, Higuchi-san worked on the SPFX of another well-known Kaiju in Gamera, when Toho revived the character in 1995. From what I understand, Higuchi-San was selected to work on Godzilla due to his work on the live-action Attack on Titan films. The new Godzilla film will apparently be co-directed with Hideaki Anno, who is world famous for his involvement in such anime classics as Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gunbuster & many other popular projects. I look forward to it.

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