epic gojira fanboy

shin gojira

Man, oh man, where do I even begin?

Gojira is hands down the most epic, badass monster ever to grace the silver screen. Something about this giant prehistoric monster awakens a sense of childlike wonder and terror. From his iconic atomic breath to his ability to wipe out entire cities with just a few steps, he embodies the unstoppable force of nature in its most primordial form.

But it's not just Gojira's awesome power that draws me in. I'm equally fascinated by this kaiju's deeper themes, like the history of nuclear weapons and the fragility of human existence.

As a kid growing up in the 90s, I was late to the Gojira party (Yes, I'm ignoring the TriStar Zilla). But then, one day in my early 20s, out of boredom, I decided to watch the original 1954 Gojira film. From that moment on, I was in a full-blown Gojira binge, spending countless hours searching out and watching every movie and TV show.

Beyond the themes and scares, I'm utterly in love with the spectacle and camp of the Showa-era Godzilla films. Watching Gojira square off against hilariously costumed suits like King Ghidorah or Mechagodzilla never gets old. It's pure kaiju popcorn entertainment. I even have a tattoo of Gojira written in Japanese kanji on the back of my neck to prove my ultimate dedication.

Sadly, "Godzilla Minus One" has no release dates for China (yet). And I'm hearing great things about the flick. Even better, many reviews praise it for returning the franchise to its darker, more serious roots than some recent campier versions.

Can't wait to watch it online.