Pizza Crust! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, and didn't have to cringe like I did watching that theatrical version! I too never plan on watching that version again! That version is unbearabley cringey. I worked hard to make all of the cuts as seamless as possible, and with a little help from some new pals here, was able to do do it I think. Very happy you watched and enjoyedJust finished watching this!
I saw Godzilla: KOTM in theaters and have spent the subsequent years trying to erase most of the Human parts of this movie from my brain (haven't seen it since). I wanted to see a modern Hollywood Blockbuster version of Godzilla monsters all fighting each other. While I absolutely got what I wanted on that front, I also got a super cliché story about a 14 year old girl in a tug of war between her mommy and daddy, complete with horrible dialogue and cheesy one liners.
INIGHTMARES has remedied 90% of that, plain and simple, and I for one am grateful for it!
While I didn't watch this as intently and critically as I've watched other edits, I did read the cutlist, and I watched and listened for big errors. I am happy to report that didn't notice a single one.
A fine job here my friend. I will forever pretend that THIS was the movie I saw in theaters, and will remember it as such
Do your thing! You've been nothing but helpful, so I happily await your review/breakdown.. whatever you got for me. You and Wraith both.Finished another pass myself just for enjoyment and narrative structure. I LOVE the ominous feel of this edit! It's dark, kinda grainy, the music and tone really represents what this movie should have been. Almost all of the sappy parts that took me out if the original are gone. I love the opening sequence. That jump scene is one of the best openings that I have scene in an edit. Especially with the title. Kudos to you and Wraith on that! Okay. Now its time to nitpick the hell out of it. I hope you will still like me in the morning! It's already awesome before the nitpicking.
This edit is what this movie should have been. Dark and ominous without cheesy humor. INightmares has created an instant Monsterverse horror classic. Definitive. Replaces the original in my collection.
After months of fine tuning, Wraith and I consider this edit approval ready.
Congratulations @INIGHTMARES & Thank you @ArtisDead & @Wraith for conducting the review!I wholeheartedly concur!
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Thank you for the honest review! Glad you enjoyed it without all of that original cringe.Just finished watching this. This to me has severely improved KOTM by removing the cringeworthy humor seamlessly and subtly turned it into a more epic Godzilla movie by comparison. Starting it off with the HALO jump sequence from the first one was brilliant to set the mood and I also liked the new color palette you added to it (especially in the Isla de Mara scene, I hate it when movies present Mexico in this unnecessary overly saturated grimy yellow). The inclusion of the deleted scenes worked well too, especially the one with Madison hearing the anguished cries of people dying over the radio (always bummed me that they cut that out of the movie) which helps further establish how seriously Ghidorah should be taken as an antagonist.
If I had a few nitpicks it's that the intro, while a great idea, felt a bit jarring to me in execution with all the cuts back and forth to the opening credits and the HALO jump scene itself. Is it possible to add the credits onto the scene only with a shortened font? I feel that could work a bit better imo. There were also some moments when you could tell a shot was put in slow-mo to accompany dialogue which felt a little distracting. And I wouldn't have minded Emma's 'Long live the king' line remaining in this cut, always perceived it as a subtle middle finger to Jonah's line from earlier.
All in all this was a great effort and I look forward to seeing what you do next, dude. 👍
Sound design is gonna be chef's kiss on this one. Are you planning on altering any other aspect from the original edit?I have enhanced 36 shots/edits with Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI software to provide the smoothest edits throughout the film, as well as 5.1 surround sound audio.
Thank you for your review. Means a whole lot to me. And of course I'm glad you dug it!Thoroughly enjoyed this edit of Godzilla KOTM. The new opening is very atmospheric and creates a tone that is maintained throughout. Cuts appear seemless to my untrained eye and I only knew anything had been removed due to my familiarity with the original source. Reading some of the reviews, I think it will come down to a matter of personal preference in terms of narrative/character tweaks, but the editor has achieved his goal of creating a much more dramatic experience with additional tension & much less levity.