Advertisement

Movie Mom

Movie Mom

List: Godzilla Movies

posted by Nell Minow
YouTube Preview Image

One of the most famous movie monsters of all time, Godzilla, returns to the screen this week in a big-budget film starring Bryan Cranston.  It’s a good time to take a look at all the various versions of Godzilla that have trashed cities and terrified the populace since the monster’s first appearance in 1954’s “Godzilla” from Japan, directed by Ishirō Honda.MCDGODZ EC052

Advertisement

In Japanese, the monster is called “Gojira,” based on combining the words for whale and gorilla.  The original idea was inspired by the fears following the onset of the atomic age.  But in his many following incarnations, Godzilla was sometimes the hero as well as the threat.  Godzilla has appeared in games, comic books, television, and big and small budget films.  The name has become a concept so embedded in our vocabulary that it shows up in terms like “Bridezilla.”

Highlights include the 1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with Raymond Burr and dual-monster battles Godzilla vs. Mothra and King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Advertisement

YouTube Preview Image

It is generally agreed that the low point was 1992’s Godzilla with Matthew Broderick.  It isn’t that bad — until it goes completely off the rails in the last half hour.  Here’s hoping this one is worthy of the name.

Advertisement

Image @drjames at Imgur

Image @drjames at Imgur

  • KenH

    The movie with Matthew Broderick was in 1998.

Previous Posts

May 2016: Movies This Month
Happy May! The blockbuster movie season officially starts this week with the latest superhero movie from Marvel, and the month will end with another superhero movie as well. But we'll get some good smaller movies, too. Here's what I'm looking ...

posted 12:18:04am May. 01, 2016 | read full post »

Trailer: The Magnificent Seven (and the Earlier Versions)
Denzel Washington, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Bomer, Ethan Hawke, Vinnie Jones, Peter Sarsgaard, and Chris Pratt star in the remake of "The Magnificent Seven," and they've released a teaser ...

posted 3:10:55pm Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Bono is Making a Film About the Psalms with Pastor Eugene Peterson
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qYx4F3bAc44" frameborder="0"] Rock star and humanitarian Bono and retired Presbyterian Pastor Eugene Peterson have teamed up to release a new documentary about the book of Psalms. ...

posted 8:00:30am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Keanu
I laughed so much and so hard at this movie that by the time it was over I had become of those Key and Peele show parking valets. I just ...

posted 5:58:07pm Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Ratchet & Clank
Roger Ebert famously declared that a video game could not be art, giving rise to howls of protest. I believe that videogames, like movies, can ...

posted 5:50:17pm Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.