Chris' Review of Gojira

  • 13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

    Gojira (1956)

    (Note: This is a review of the original Japanese cut) 'Gojira' is a much more fascinating film than people give it credit for, and I believe this is due to the majority filmgoer had or has seen the English dubbed re-edited version starring Raymond Burr. While this version is also a well made film, especially for a 50's monster movie, it doesn't have the same deep messages and moral conflicts that the original cut gives us. The message is very clear in some ways: Godzilla represents the horrors of Nuclear Weapons, however the other messages such as when the scientists discover a weapon that can kill Godzilla, one man gives the ultimate question: This weapon can kill him, but what if someone uses this weapon next or the next weapon? It's a very strong question that for me really solidified the power that 'Godzilla' truly holds. It's just a matter of time until it gains more respect.

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