Saturday, February 8, 2014

DigitalTrends: Godzilla, The Last 60 Years

No army can stop Godzilla

“If Godzilla had been a dinosaur or some other animal, he would have been killed by just one cannonball. But if he were equal to an atomic bomb, we wouldn't know what to do. So, I took the characteristics of an atomic bomb and applied them to Godzilla.” --Ishiro Honda, Director of the original Godzilla

Digital Trends has a nice review of the Godzilla's previous 60 years. Below is a short excerpt that speculates about Godzilla 2014 with a few quotes from Legendary's Godzilla director, Gareth edwards.

Truthfully, very little is known at this point about Edwards’ upcoming adventure that brings Godzilla back to the big screen after ten years – and that’s the way the filmmaker prefers it.

What we do know, however, is that the film will offer up a new origin story for Godzilla, who will once again play the role of a force of nature far beyond humanity’s control. Legendary Pictures’ official synopsis for the film indicates that Godzilla won’t be the only monster in the film, either. According to the studio, Godzilla will be pitted against “malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”

“We’ve taken it very seriously and the theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it,” said Edwards in a July 2013 interview. “You can’t win that fight. Nature’s always going to win and that’s what the subtext of our movie is about. He’s the punishment we deserve.”

Read more: Looking back on 60 years of Godzilla before he tears down the city again in 2014
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