“Professor Tanabe… I saw it! A creature from the Jurassic era!” – Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla, the king of rubber suit monsters. Since his first appearance in 1954, he has terrified and amazed audiences all over the world for nearly 70 years across 36 movies! His towering influence in cinema is felt to this day with countless other monster films and tv shows that spawned in his wake. There have been numerous reimaginings of the character that add their own spin on the titan, most recently with Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. Here is everything we have to offer on the atomic menace.
Next week I’ll be covering the broader genre of Japanese special effects films and television, Tokusatsu. So, stay tuned!