Godzilla Resurgence

‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ is raging towards civilization

Fans have been frothing at the mouth waiting to hear when ‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ would be coming to North America. Ever since trailers and clips started leaking online last summer. The wait is over folks but there is a catch. The film will only be available at select theaters for one week. Oct 11th – 18th is the week to get your Godzilla fever on.

The film opened in japan and did big business this summer and had a slightly different title. Shin – Godzilla. Co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.

'Godzilla: Resurgence'

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'Godzilla: Resurgence'

So run to the theaters. Godzilla is coming!!!!!!

is a fictional giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan. It first appeared in Ishirō Honda’s 1954 film Godzilla. Since then, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in numerous media including video games, novels, comic books, television shows, 29 films produced by Toho and three Hollywood films. The character is commonly alluded by the epithet “King of the Monsters”; a phrase first used in Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the Americanized version of Honda’s original 1954 film.

With the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Lucky Dragon 5 incident still fresh in the Japanese consciousness, Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons. As the film series expanded, some stories took on less serious undertones portraying Godzilla as an antihero while other plots still portrayed Godzilla as a destructive monster; sometimes the lesser of two threats who plays the defender by default but is still a danger to humanity. With the end of the Cold War, several post-1984 Godzilla films shifted the character’s portrayal as a symbol of nuclear weapons to that of modern Japan’s forgetfulness over its imperial past, natural disasters and the overall human condition.

‘Godzilla: Resurgence’

 

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