The Pink Protagonist

My first introduction to the Godzilla franchise, was the 1998 Roland Emmerich remake when I was 13 years old. Back then, I believed that the film was trying to focus on the environmental impact that humans were having on the world through the testing of weapons of war. After seeing the original 1954 film by Toho, I realised I was not far off the mark. However, the real story is far, far deeper. Drawing parallels between WWII and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and human destruction of each other.

My fascination with the original movie as I watched, however, was not just how deep the story was. Or, in fact, how incredibly dialog driven most of the scenes were, where politicians and media outlets were at war with each other on how much information they believed the public was to be given. Though, I am disappointed (not surprised…

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