Gojira (Godzilla 1954)

Digital Asia

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The iconic Japanese monster’s debut was different than what I expected based on the numerous, and inferior, subsequent portrayals. I thought I was going to experience non-stop radioactive sea creature carnage for 96 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re looking for a man in a lizard suit taking chunks out of Tokyo there’s plenty of that too. However, my preconceived ideas of what Gojira was about was heavily influenced by the numerous references in popular culture. Due to the nature of American entertainment often parodying other works of fiction, it has become rather rare for Godzilla to not be referenced in an animated/live-action movie/TV shows. Godzilla is everywhere. If he’s not on your computer screens (Mozilla Firefox) he’s on your TV screens (reality show Bridezillas).

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Growing up as a Portuguese-Australian in Western society, these references to Godzilla were often used in a comedic sense. Due to this, when I…

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