I chose this as this week’s Weirdness Wednesdays post.
For those not aware – I am hard of hearing (60% hearing loss left ear; 40% right ear, at least the last time I was tested back in 2006; it may be worse now, hearing aids haven’t helped). As such, for videos – YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitch.tv, Facebook, etc., I have to rely on transcripts or closed captioning where available. Both are rarely done well. Today’s YouTube video is probably one of the strangest transcripts I have run across. I am not sure if it’s a result of transcription errors or the sense of humor of the vlogger.
I am relying on the YouTube Transcript for sharing this video – Honest Trailers | Godzilla: King of the Monsters – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdAlV8zqTBw (around 5:11 minutes long). It doesn’t have any profanity in it unless I missed something; can’t speak for the video itself as I couldn’t hear it well enough.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
Other uses of Tag: Kaiju
Other Weirdness Wednesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Weirdness-Wednesdays/