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Godzilla Through The Ages

By Say Peng  /  24 May 2019 (Friday)

Godzilla has been one of the most enduring movie icons and franchise in history.

Created in 1954 at Toho Studios in Japan, Godzilla was intended to be a symbol and metaphor for nuclear weapons. 

The Americans got the rights from Toho to Godzilla and made their own version in 1998 - 'Godzilla'.

Unfortunately, the first American remake of Godzilla was not critically well received. It was especially hated by the Japanese because the Americans had changed the design and character of Godzilla, and made Godzilla look more like a T-Rex instead.

Toho called the American Godzilla 'Zilla' because the Americans had taken the 'God' out of Godzilla.

It would be more than 10 years later that Hollywood once again tried to reboot Godzilla in 2014.

Director Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' stayed true to the spirit and design of Godzilla. About 1998's 'Godzilla', Edwards said: "I’m always puzzled as a fan when you take things so far it’s unrecognizable."

As a result, Edwards' 'Godzilla' received a better reception from fans and critics.

Godzilla is back again (for the 35th time on the big screen).

It will be a sequel to 2014's 'Godzilla'.

And the movie is sparing no expense. It's Godzilla against three monsters almost, if not, as powerful as Godzilla -  Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla's ultimate foe, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

The trailer looks promisingly epic. Let's hope the movie is too.

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' will be in cinemas from 30 May.
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