the biggest, baddest, and meanest lizard this side of the Yellow
Sea. Godzilla has (depending on the film) saved the world from
impending doom from 3 headed monsters and brought large economic
cities like Tokyo to their knees. He's an everyman's monster.
He cares for the environment, doesn't like to be shot at, loves
a good meal, knows the easiest shortcuts through any big city,
and God bless him, in true American fashion, loves to be free
above all else.
is Godzilla so popular with the people?
Does he have the smashing good looks of a screen star,
is he the cutest cuddliest animal filmdom has seen, and does
he care for us as much as we care for him? Well, no, of course
not. If he was any of those things he wouldn't be the fire breathing
monster we've come to know and love. All 400-feet of him walks
big and acts big. He knows that if something gets in the way,
destroy it and move on. It is this blind hate that makes Americans
plop down their 7 bucks to see just what Godzilla will destroy
without mercy next.
other creatures we have created, he isn't trying to save a lost
love, destroy earth in order to suck up it's resources, or even
just to feast on a group of scientists trying to update the
beast into our environment. This is no monster in need of Freudian
Analysis - just give Godzilla a pile of concrete rubble lying
around his feet and he is happy. And as moviegoers we will keep
right on rooting for him to destroy the next thing that gets
in his way.
Hollywood is preparing to release yet another Godzilla
film May 20. Unlike the previous incarnations (which were released
in the U.S. in 1956 by Toho Studios - Tokyo for paltry budgets),
this version from "Independence's Day's" Dean
Devlin and Roland Emmerich will come in for the monstrous sum
of $120 million.
So I say
if the new Godzilla is as popular as I think it will be, bring
on the sequel because Americans will be craving more.
Suggested Godzilla Films...
Kong vs. Godzilla" (1962)
vs. Mothra" (1964)
the Three-Headed Monster" (1964)
vs. Monster Zero" (1965)
of Godzilla" (1967)
vs. Gigan" (1972)
vs. the Smog Monster" (1971)
vs. Megalon" (1973)
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