|Above, Shin Godzilla is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Across a couple of rather sizeable "ponds" and continents, the United Kingdom's The Guardian has posed a review of Shin Godzilla, Toho's latest Godzilla flick from last year.
Their review begins with:
The myth of Gojira or Godzilla is revived again in this watchable entertainment: the gigantic Japanese sea monster rises once more from the deep to terrify humanity and destroy whole cities.
In the original 1954 movie, it was awakened from its sleep by America’s nuclear testing in the Pacific: a symbolically transformed vision of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a complex, ambiguous expression of Japan’s own potential for rage – and retribution. In this movie, its rebirth is caused by the dumping of nuclear waste. There are lots of very shrewd and amusing scenes showing Japan’s bickering and sclerotic bureaucracy.The Guardian has also posted an obituary on the original Godzilla actor, Haruo Nakajima. A link is included with the Shin Godzilla review article.
To read it, go here.