I don't know about many of you, but I am excitedly waiting on Godzilla 2014 to hit theaters on May 16 2014.
I saw the trailer (I'm a sucker for a good movie trailer) last weekend when I saw the horror movie "Oculus", which was a GREAT, CHILLING psychological
thriller (go see it). I'll admit that I've never been into the Godzilla movie series growing up, but now, and mainly because I am into science,
science-fiction, and political themes in modern film, I await Godzilla.
From what I assumed, Godzilla was a lizzard- type creature that was accidentally exposed to a large dose of radiation...now what perpelxes me to
really find out is if the radiation was truly accidental or intentional. I think that is what interests me the most...
Is Godzilla on the side of humanity? Is he torturing humanity?
I also appreciate the political psychological theme that says "nuclear war is bad for humanity", which I beleive Godzilla, the creature,
Very excited, and awaiting this one next month.
What say you all?
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I loved the good old B monster movies ,one in a while I still watch them. My favorite to this day is Forbidden Planet: others
The crawling eye
War of the Worlds
The Angry Red Planet
It the terror from outer space
Just to name a few ,all made in the 50's.
Here's the thing about the original Godzilla movie: It's an unflinchingly bleak, deceptively powerful film about coping with and taking
responsibility for incomprehensible, manmade tragedy. Specifically, nuclear tragedies. As such, Godzilla isn't just the best monster flick I've ever
seen. It's arguably the best window into post-war attitudes towards nuclear power we've got—as seen from the perspective of its greatest victims.
And it still rings brutally true today. There's a reason that, after the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daishi reactor, Google searches for 'godzilla'
spiked in Asia. The world's most famous kaiju—Japanese for 'strange creature'—remains for many the cultural embodiment of nuclear hubris, and they
returned to him perhaps to be reminded of what seemed at the time an unheeded warning. Because that's clearly what Godzilla was: A somber, cautionary
tale about nukes.
Let's clarify. I'm talking about Gojira, Ishiro Honda's original 1954 Japanese cut. It screened at the Film Forum this week, where I watched it for
the first time. I was expecting a Mystery Science Theater 3000-type setting, with a giddy crowded theater making wise-cracks at the shoddy special
effects and bad acting.
From what I remember from the Godzilla movies was the he was a prehistoric creature that was hibernating in the ocean in ice or something and all of
the nuclear bombs and nuclear testing awoke him with am extra power: fire breathing. I don't think it was intentional according to the old movies.
Godzilla was basically an allegory of the nuclear age. That a beast was awakened with the advent of nuclear technology. Godzilla was sort of the hand
of mother nature hell bent on revenge.
Like B.O.C. said, "History shows again and again how nature points out the follies of man."
I have been looking forward to watching this too, but my kids are even more excited. As I'm getting older, I realize they have to do these remakes
for the younger crowd and trash what we grew up on. I will still watch and I'm sure I will like it.
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