Godzilla: The First 60 Years
In this episode, Justin from the Darkest Timeline, our resident Godzilla afficionado takes us on a sixty year cinematic journey through the highs and lows of Godzilla.
The first film was the clasic Godzilla (1954). This was followed by Godzilla 1985 (1984) that is arguably a remake/reboot/sequel depending which of The Soylent GreenScreen Crew you ask. The Godzilla marathon concluded with the 2004 film Godzilla: Final Wars, which felt like a much longer film than it really was.
Throughout this discussion, The Soylent GreenScreen Crew touch on classic monster and disaster films, how good or bad they can be and whether the passion of those involved translates to what is on screen. The crew also discuss science run amok, Godzilla as a Hiroshima allegory, the the futility of man trying to control what cannot be controlled, what causes franchises to collapse, and why Godzilla is still relevant.
Theme music from Godzilla (1954), composed by Akira Ifukube.