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Godzilla vs. The A-Bomb

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

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As I IMPATIENTLY wait for the new Godzilla movie to be released (14,400 minutes from right…NOW), I’ve been re-watching the second movie trailer to keep me from going crazy exploding all over the neighborhood. And that’s where my uncanny recollective abilities kicked in.

In the Budweiser-saturated recesses of my mind, I recalled an article about Godzilla that appeared in the highly-trusted Weekly World News. Unfortunately published on September 11, 2001 (nice timing, guys), the article claimed that the U.S. dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945, not to wipe out the Japanese and to end a long and brutal war, but to kill Godzilla.

This is exactly the establishing plot element of the new Godzilla movie. According to the movie’s trailer, that is.

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The WWN article, written by Tobuichi Kimura, goes on to say that, “Contrary to what most history books say, the U.S. military did not drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima simply to end WWII, but mainly to destroy Japan’s secret weapons – Godzilla and Rodan.” This raises questions and at least two eyebrows as Godzilla 2014 is reported to have a flying Rodan monster in the movie as well.

So it comes down to this: either the producers of Godzilla 2014 read this article 13.5 years ago and pinched it for their script, or the events of 1945 were indeed true and that we attempted to stop Godzilla with a nuclear deterrent. I think we all know the answer here.

Killing Godzilla can’t be done, by the way, except in Godzilla (1954) and Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995). But those were the ONLY two times.

More Godzilla Is Not Enough Godzilla

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Godzilla 2014

It’s painful enough to have to wait until the middle of May (2014) to see the new Godzilla movie. But now the film company is just being cruel to the point of sadistic by issuing another teaser poster, this time showing more of the Big Guy’s new duds.

I can only beg and plead to whoever will put up with my begging and pleading (i.e., whining) that the scale of Godzilla in this poster is in correct proportion to the buildings he’s about to turn into gravel soup. (G’s a portable earthquake.)

Hard to tell what city this is, though it looks like San Francisco. Good – I’m tired of seeing New York getting all the fun. And New Yorkers just don’t seem to appreciate a good monster stomping anymore since it has become just another day to them. I will NEVER become jaded watching giant monsters re-develop urban crapholes.

May 16, 2014. Anybody got a time machine I can borrow? I promise to bring it back yesterday.

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