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King Kong vs Godzilla

King Kong vs Godzilla DVD cover
King Kong vs Godzilla, 1962 No one will mistake  King Kong vs Godzilla for high art — and that’s fine; it doesn’t pretend to be anything other than enjoyable silliness. It’s two men in rubber suits, fighting in choreographed style — shades of professional wrestling. The movie has...
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Godzilla Final Wars

Godzilla Final Wars
Godzilla Final Wars (2004) Godzilla Final Wars has been described as a remake of the classic Godzilla film, Destroy All Monsters–and to a degree, this is correct. However, my first impression is that it’s more along the lines of Power Rangers meet Godzilla. Godzilla appears in a flashback...
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Godzilla (1998) starring Matthew Broderick

American Godzilla (1998), starring Matthew Broderick
movie review of  Godzilla  (1998) starring Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick starred in  Godzilla (1998), which was originally supposed to be the first of a trilogy of films.   However,  film critics were merciless in their criticism of the film, and the American movie public didn’t disagree.   The...
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Gorjia, aka Godzilla

Iconic image of Gojira eating traing
Gojira (1954) starring  Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata Synopsis of Gojira When the ocean’s surface begins to boil white-hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true–the legend of Gojira! Awakened from an eons-long sleep by an...
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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah in Giant Monsters All Out Attack
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack  (2001) Synopsis of  Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Godzilla has returned, for the first time since 1954.  Admiral Taizô Tachibana remembers first-hand his first attack, and tries to prepare the Japan Self-Defense Force for his...
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Godzilla 2000

Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Godzilla 2000 (1999) In a very real sense,  Godzilla 2000  is the movie that the American  Godzilla movie (starring Matthew Broderick) should have been.   The movie begins with a semi-independent researcher taking a reporter (along with his young daughter) to a  potential Godzilla sighting, where they get more...
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Godzilla Vs. Space Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla is a campy Godzilla movie, in the style of “two guys in rubber suits pretending that they’re in the WWE”.  I enjoyed it, but that’s the kind of monster movie that I grew up with; if you are in the...
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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is an old-school Godzilla movie–and I mean that in the best way possible.   It’s not a social commentary or serious film like the original  Godzilla movie.  It’s  the best kind of two monster face-off Godzilla movie that I grew up watching.   Godzilla...
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Godzilla Vs. Destroyah

Godzilla vs. Destroyah - Godzilla's atomic heartburn
movie review of  Godzilla Vs. Destroyah  (1985) Godzilla vs. Destroyah is different from most of the Godzilla movies made in recent years;  it’s not campy, it’s a very serious movie that tries to make a serious point.   It goes back to the original Godzilla (1954) movie, where the original...
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