Jul 20, 2014

Godzilla's message still relevant

Ahead of the first run of the latest, Hollywood-produced version of "Godzilla," the digitally remastered edition of the original 1954 movie has been making the rounds at theaters across the country to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the pop culture icon. ...

Godzilla Awakening

May 24, 2014

Godzilla Awakening

by Andrew Lee

The first thing that must be said about the comic prequel to the new “Godzilla” movie is that it seems to contain a massive spoiler! So if you haven’t yet seen the movie, then perhaps you should wait until you have, before reading either ...

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

May 22, 2014

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

by Mark Schilling

“Godzilla” was the first Japanese movie I saw. It was also the first for many other American baby boomers, though we did not view Ishiro Honda’s 1954 original, but a version that had been heavily edited and dubbed for the U.S. market, with additional ...

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

May 14, 2014

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

by Anthony Mccartney

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don’t survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court. For decades, attorneys acting on behalf ...

Hollywood blasted for 'supersizing' Godzilla

May 7, 2014

Hollywood blasted for 'supersizing' Godzilla

Japanese fans of Godzilla say the newly unveiled monster that is set to star in a Hollywood reboot of the postwar classic is too fat and has been “supersized” by the United States, a country not averse to large portions. The latest version of ...

Godzilla returns

Jan 11, 2014

Godzilla returns

by Jun Hongo

With a U.S. reboot scheduled to be released worldwide this summer, we examine the shifting views of the terrifying monster over time.

Jan 11, 2014

King of the monsters has universal appeal

by Jun Hongo

Kouhei Nomura published a glossary titled "The Godzilla Encyclopedia" in 2004 after six months of dedicated research. He delivers his verdict on why the king of the monsters is so popular worldwide.