Hello, all! This is my first post in my new site. This will be about Godzilla and other kaiju.
For those who do not know, Godzilla (AKA Gojira) is a japanese kaiju, or giant monster. He has been around since 1954 when Toho introduced him to the world and he is getting a new film this year, 2014. He has fought many opponents over the years and has gathered a big reputation for it. His first battle occured in 1955 with the kaiju Anguirus. The battle was eventually won by Godzilla when he took a bite into Anguirus' neck. His next battle was with the mighty King Kong. This battle ended with the twocreatures diving into the sea, with only King Kong surfacing. He would soon battle the wildly popular beast called Mothra, a giant moth. His first encounter with the moth ended with her death, but her surviving egg soon hatched and two larva emerges and were victorious. The battles he fought went on for a number of years later until this first series ended in 1975.These first films have been titled as part of the "Showa" era.
But Godzilla would not remain silent forever. In 1984, 9 years after his last film, Godzilla returned. This new film was a fresh start, ignoring the events of every film before it except the original from 1954. This new series was darker and had reintroduced Godzilla to many people. Once again in this series, called the "Heisei" era, Godzilla would encounter and battle many other kaiju. The new films would eventually end in 1995 when Godzilla had a meltdown and fought the devilish creation called Destroyah. This made way for a new film; in 1998, America released GODZILLA, a totally new film and remake. But this film would end in failure. The new creature not only acted nothing like the old Godzilla but also looked nothing like him.
But from this failure, a new era would form. Toho immediately produced Godzilla 2000. This film again ignored all before it except the original. Many other films that started the series anew were made until Godzilla: Final Wars was released in 2004. This era was called the "Millenium" era.
For a long time it seemed Godzilla would never be brought back. But this year, a new Godzilla mivie is being released. This film will again ignore all the films before it, this time including the original. So far Godzilla has been confirmed to fight 2 other creatures which have been unofficially titled "MUTOs". If this new film is succesful, Godzilla may get a new set of films. But if it is not, this may be our last Godzilla film for a very, very long time.
This article was written By gigan72 and published on 2014-02-14 16:48:11