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Highly Suspect Reviews: Shin Godzilla

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Chris Cox and Matt Frank (duh) get together to review Japan’s latest entry in the most popular monster series in the world. Japanese audiences seem to be responding positively to the new film but what will Westerners think?


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Tristan Milner

    “What will Westerner’s think?” Something between “why aren’t they talking in english?” and “Where’s Brian Cranston/Matthew Brodrick?”

  • Really surprised to hear there’s so much negativity surrounding this film with some people, it already ranks among the most interesting and compelling Godzilla films I’ve ever seen. Then again I hated Final Wars and after the snoozefest of 2014 I’m overjoyed at the decision to do away with boring extraneous human characters and their uninteresting sub-plots and focus entirely on the Godzilla problem/social commentary.
    And I think calling it a ‘comedy’ is a misunderstanding, once you have literal rivers of blood in your movie I think the term ‘dark satire’ is more appropriate. As for the negative portrayal of America, hey, you guys created Godzilla by dropping Nuclear bombs on Japan in the first place so what do you expect? America has it’s own Godzilla franchise now, I think having Japans Godzilla films deal with Japanese concerns (as they originally did) is entirely fitting, and if you’re any kind of fan of Godzilla or world cinema in general you should be able to deal with that.

    • Chris Cox

      Man, I’m not saying a Japanese Godzilla movie SHOULD be made to suit American concerns. In fact, I’m pretty sure I was damn specific on that. I said that to an American it’s pretty confusing and not as appealing. There IS a difference.