This book contains a checklist of 1162 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?
Put your monster where your mouth is...
This is more futuristic than any live feature film in the Godzilla franchise so far. In this timeline, Godzilla has plunged humanity into apocalypse. The problem with most Godzilla movies is the procedural and the excess of human exposition when all we want is kaiju action. You’d think that 2D animation would allow creators to pull all the stops. Think again.
We get a lot of scientific mumbo jumbo, typical anime overreaction, starships, mechas and machine guns. There is so much of it, in fact, that it becomes overwhelming. This is the kind of stuff that gives Japanese animation a bad reputation. The storytelling is so unsatisfactory that it makes you wonder who makes these movies and what is being said during pre-production meetings.
Who exactly decides, for example, that most of this movie will consist of nothing else than bleak military exposition. What’s more, this is meant to be the first chapter in a series, but, then, why are the protagonists so generic? Not only does this film not require a sequel, it doesn’t even have enough content to fill its own running time. That being said, the movie has an amazing soundtrack!