Kaptainkristian explores the origins of Godzilla, a franchise most of us associate with giant monsters stomping on buildings, but that had a much darker genesis – the (completely warranted) nuclear fears of a post-war Japan. TL;DW – go watch the original Gojira.
We had high hopes for Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, but it had far too little destruction for a Kaiju flick. Japan’s Shin Godzilla makes up for that in spades, as is clear from this VFX reel from Shirogumi and StealthWorks, set to a soothing ambient soundtrack.
“Who are all these goddamn people?!” The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal was thoroughly confused by Captain America: Civil War‘s ensemble cast. Who is Black Widow? Or Falcon? What motivates Random Bystander? Seriously though, stop with the origin stories.
Our first look at the first standalone story feature in the Star Wars franchise – the story behind the scrappy team of Rebels sent to steal the plans for the Death Star in the lead-up to A New Hope. From director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla).
After wowing us with his Fallout Broadsider, replica maker Jairus of All is back with another impressive video game-inspired weapon. His real-world version of Kratos’s Blades of Chaos will give any God of War fan a thrill with their real metal blades and chains. Watch the build video series here.
If you’ve played God of War on the PS4, you’re probably familiar with Mimir, the disembodied head that helps guide Kratos and Atreus on their missions. Bar-El Studio created this animatronic replica of the egotistical character, complete with light-up mechanical eyes, and speech samples from the game.
Axeadelphia’s keychain bottle opener was inspired by the design of Kratos’ primary weapon in the PlayStation 4 game God of War. It’s made from antique silver-plated steel, with enamel details. Measures appx. 4″ long and makes a great pendant too. It’s too bad you can’t open a beer with Blades of Chaos without breaking the bottle.
A group of stunt actors perform a series of routines in the fighting styles of five video game series, Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear, Witcher, Uncharted, and our personal fave, God of War. The sound design is a little over the top, but the fight choreography is spot on. (Thanks Micah!)