With a new Godzilla movie hitting U.S. shores this month, it was finally time for us to delve into the intimidating history of Gojira and explore the madness of Japan’s best-known kaiju films. We attempt to cover the highlights from 60 years of monster mayhem starting with the sombre 1954 original through to the colourful and campy ’60s and ’70s flicks and eventually getting to the kickass ’90s entry Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Of course, Roland Emmerich’s much maligned Godzilla also gets plenty of attention as well, for better or worse. In general, we do our best to dispel some myths while learning to love the King of the Monsters. So is Godzilla vs. Hedorah a misunderstood masterpiece or just pollution porn? Can a man in suit creature be superior to CG? Is Jay’s hatred for Godzilla: Final Wars rate bait or is it totally justified? Download this month’s premium podcast and find out if size really does matter.
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