Godzilla, The Shōwa Era: The Reign Ends


Garrett Stiger

Garrett is an entertainment professional living in the Los Angeles area. In his free time, he's a shark hunter, Jedi Knight, Kaiju wrangler and dog owner. He also edits and contributes to movie discussions at 3byThree.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    All these are fun, fun films. Except for all monsters attack, even as a kid that one was well nigh unwatchable. I did occasional want to see more of the supporting or character monsters. Sure, King Ceasar, wasn’t’ all that effective, but i’d watch something with him as the star. Anguilis (sp?) was always destined to just be a support monster/ second banana, but he was solid at that.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Hedorah is a chilling antagonist, and with him comes an environmental message that was way ahead of its time.

    Timely delivery of the message in popular culture, sure. But the problems were already broadly recognized.

    The original US water pollution control act was passed in 1948. The UK’s Clean Air Act was passed in 1956 (spurred by the Great Smog of 1952). Tokyo’s air and water pollution were recognized problems in the run-up to the 1964 Olympics. The US Clean Air Act was originally passed in 1963, then expanded significantly in 1967 after the New York City smog in 1966. California began regulating auto emissions in 1967, the federal government in 1968.

    River of Grass dates to 1947, Silent Spring to 1962. The Club of Rome was founded in 1968, and Limits to Growth published in 1972. The consequences of pollution were a major theme in LtG.Report

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