On today’s episode, I talked with Izzy from Be Kind Rewind, her YouTube channel where she explores Hollywood history, women in film, and general film studies. Izzy picked the original 1954 Godzilla just in time for the newest chapter in the longest running franchise in film history, Godzilla vs. Kong that comes out today internationally and on March 31st here in the United States.
Godzilla follows the story of a massive jurassic beast called Godzilla that has been reawakened by recent nuclear H-bomb testing. Enraged by its rude awakening, Godzilla wreaks havoc on Japan. As another nuclear threat faces Japan nine years after the carnage dealt at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both politicians and scientists bicker on how to approach the monster with its nuclear fallout breath. Do they study its resistance to the bombs or do they neutralize the threat outright, but the most complex of all these questions remains, if it absorbed the colossal power of nuclear weapons how can it be killed? But forget about sitting back and relaxing on this episode just don’t get breathed on!
You can purchase Godzilla here.