Posts Tagged ‘Godzilla’

Hail the Departing Godzilla

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Haruo Nakajima, the original actor inside the Godzilla suit for the first twelve Toho films, has died at age 88.

The suit was so hot and heavy that Nakajima evidently fainted several times during the making of the original Godzilla.

Here are some video tributes:

How To Kill Godzilla

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Via Ace of Spades, comes War is Boring’s primer on how to kill Godzilla.

The basic plan is:

  • Blind it with multiple gunships unloading white phosphorous into its eyes.
  • Hit it with a Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a “30,000-pound, precision-guided bunker-buster…filled with a deadly RDX explosive mix and designed to slice through solid rock.”
  • That would probably work in real life (where the square/cube law pretty much precludes 10-story monsters, much less ones breathing atomic fire). But in the world of the just released Godzilla movie (which, alas, I have not seen yet), given that our fire-breathing friend is reported to have survived Castle Bravo, America’s first dry-fuel thermonuclear bomb test on Bikini Atoll, well, color me skeptical that 30,000 pound JDAMs would do the trick…

    New Godzilla Trailer

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    There’s a new Godzilla trailer out:

    Points:

  • I’m a Godzilla fan from way back in my youth.
  • This is directed by Gareth Edwards, whose Monsters I loved.
  • It has a script by Frank Darabont, AKA “The Only Guy Who Can Make Great Films From Stephen King’s Novels.”
  • Holy shit does Zilla look big.
  • If you need something to fill the time between now and May 2014, may I suggest Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack? Despite the cheesy title, this is actually the best Godzilla film since the original Gojira
  • Mood: Cautious Optimism.

    Godzilla Christmas Tree

    Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

    The search for the coolest Christmas tree is officially over. You’re never going to beat the giant, fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree of Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo.

    Merry Christmas!