There’s something wonderfully endearing to schlocky kaiju movies and in this melting pot of a genre the king of monsters is Godzilla. Currently there are twenty one live action Godzilla movies and they all follow a familiar plot, monster A appears and destroys a city, the military tries to destroy it, the military is defeated, Godzilla appears and then the two fight it out like two drunken uncles. 476 more words
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From trying to get past my excitement of watching Gojira, and noticing all the get arounds that were used in filming the movie there was, as I mentioned in my first post, a large focus on radioactivity and the unequalled damage it creates. 1,114 more words
G’day viewers, (sorry again for the opening) if you don’t know that one go educate yourself on Paul hogan. Today’s post continues in the topic we have been exploring on Godzilla (or Gojira) so we’ve already focused on some of the themes present throughout the film, but this week I thought I would touch on the Asian film industry and what effects Hollywood has on its market here in the west. 496 more words
There was never any pretence.
As I was researching Japanese filmmaking in the 1950s, I found Philip Brophy’s postcolonial article on the Godzilla franchise. He makes the argument, “As puppet, doll and prop on a stage of special effects, his theatricalised unreality is never hidden.” As silly as it sounds, during my whole time watching… 342 more words