“Since 1954, 34 Godzilla films have been made …”

That sentence is from Helena Kealey’s insightful essay “Transformation of Godzilla” (via The Telegraph). That’s about one Godzilla film every 21 months or so! So, here is our question of the day: Why do movie studios around the world still make Godzilla films? Isn’t it time to retire this old monster yet?

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2 Responses to “Since 1954, 34 Godzilla films have been made …”

  1. jecgenovese says:

    I highly recommend the first Godzilla film (Gojira), see the original Japanese version, not the dubbed America release with Raymond Burr. It is a fascinating allegory about immediate post war Japan. I have soft spot for the cheesy Godzilla movies made in the 1960s, but have not liked the recent remakes.

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