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In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Shinji Higuchi, the director picked by Toho to revive its dormant “Godzilla” franchise, promised that his version of the iconic monster would be larger and more terrifying than its predecessors. However, the most hair-raising comment in the article was one attributed to film critic Yuichi Maeda, who was quoted as saying, “Hollywood movies can count on million-dollar budgets, but even the most expensive Japanese films get only about a third of a million dollars.”

Ahem, Japanese filmmakers are cranking out blockbusters for the same amount that Hillary Clinton gets for a single speech?

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