Godzilla Review – Digital Asia

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Starting the first seminar of DIGC330 with a movie was quite a surprise to me but I then thought that watching the 1954 Godzilla was the perfect start to Digital Asia. Not having seen Godzilla before I didn’t really know what to expect besides the incredibly unrealistic giant monster, demolishing it’s way through small Japanese towns. From the moment it started you could immediately tell that the men were in the lead, they were the ones organising the ways in which they would be killing Godzilla and they were also the ones taking action when trying to defeat it. The lead female character, Emiko Yamane was usually portrayed as weak and seemed to be always relying on her boyfriend and father to take care of her and would occasionally scream and cry and collapse into her boyfriends arms when things got too overwhelming.

As the black and white film jumped from…

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