almost 7 years
Great movie about the horrors of war and atomic weaponry.
Already hated it as a child 'cause it was so boring
Campy, silly, and so much fun.
over 7 years
Ambitious effects and morally complex characters - no wonder it's so highly regarded.
almost 8 years
Awesome from a historical point of view but falls rather flat due to its age.
Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is a 1954 Japanese science fiction film directed by Ishirō Honda and produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. The film stars Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, Akihiko Hirata and Takashi Shimura. The film tells the story of Godzilla, a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation, who ravages Japan, bringing back the horrors of nuclear war to a country that experienced it first hand. In 1956, a heavily edited version was released in the U.S. as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. The original Japanese-language version is now available in the United States and Britain under the title Gojira. It was the first of many kaiju films released in Japan and the first that paved the way and set the standards for future Kaiju films, many of which also feature Godzilla.
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