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Modern Godzilla


King of the Monsters

Godzilla is pretty iconic pop culture character, the massive creature that emerges from the ocean, an apparent result of atomic bombs. The classic Godzilla films, although cheesy, are the best ones in my honest opinion, because they remain faithful to the idea of a 'monster', a monster that destroys everything in its path.

1998 Godzilla

The Godzilla movie released in 1998 was a pretty lousy interpretation, if we are being honest, he looked like an Iguana. However, the one thing this version got absolutely correct, is Godzilla does not help humans, it destroys everything in sight. The idea that the humans have somehow been able to reason with Godzilla in modern movies, and he is now a protector of mankind, is insane.

Current Godzilla

That brings me to the modern day version of the King, and his upcoming battle with Kong from the Skull Island movie. Godzilla is a monster, he does not have any kind of emotion or sense to be reasoned with, the same way you would not be able to reason with a shark in the ocean, it is there to do what it has to do to survive. The way they make Godzilla seemingly obey the humans and only fight other enemies makes me angry, because it is not true to the idea of a monster. I understand needing a story, but surely a city in peril plot would work well, it works for the superhero genre.

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© 2020 Jordan Weaver

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