This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "Retro", and I didn't actually do an illustration because my artsy place is still surrounded by dorm clutter, but I managed this sketch to accompany this post. For Meego's Birthday outing, we ended up going to see Godzilla at IMAX.
I'm not necessarily a Monster Movie aficionado. I appreciate good special effects now and then, but can usually take them or leave them. Also, after that 1998 Godzilla, which I found pretty forgetful, I thought I would be content to never see another Godzilla movie.
But a few months ago, we were at IMAX and caught this trailer (pretend you're seeing it on the ginormous IMAX screen in 3D with their patented sound system...):
And after that trailer, I was all, "Gee, that looks really good".
So when it was decided we would go see it, I was cautiously optimistic, and DANG, it was good! I really liked it, and that was also the family consensus. Poor Wolfgang went to see it at the regular theater on Friday with some friends, so he knew what was going to happen. Afterwards, he said he wished he'd seen it at IMAX first instead of second.
As I watched, I remembered getting excited to watch the old Japanese Godzilla movies when I was a kid. Were they black and white? I don't know because we only had a black and white TV, so everything was black and white, whether intentional or not. But anyway, this movie goes back to that retro Godzilla in a good way.
Without going into spoiler detail, I'll just say that it's just very "artistic", and different from typical action movies big on CG. Really a visual delight. It's not big on character development, but that's really not the aim of this movie, and the characters felt developed enough.
Thank you, Godzilla people