Godzilla, king of big dumb fights

I saw the new movie, and it was classic stuff: ever more gigantic monsters trample on cities, while po-faced humans project their gnomic interpretations of the monsters’ intents on them, and while the monsters thrash at each other and go “GROOONK” as they stand atop rubble. If that’s all you need, you’ll enjoy it. It brought back memories of old Saturday matinees with Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah, all awful, but all marching through the same schtick, just like this one.

What did Boston do to deserve to be the locus of monster destruction, though?


  1. mikehuben says

    Not my former home! I’d have to think hard to think of enemies there I’d want crushed.

    I’m safe here in Ecuador. Nobody would bring giant monsters here: the Andes would make them look so small!

  2. DonDueed says

    What did Boston do to deserve to be the locus of monster destruction, though?

    We won too many sportsball championships.

  3. Pumako says

    I would assume that, in order to truly be considered “King of the Monsters,” Godzilla needs to show he can defeat Tom Brady.

  4. inflection says

    New York, LA and Tokyo have been hogging all the mass destruction. Give another city a chance.

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    sirrod @ 14

    Ha! I got that reference! I played that game once and, if memory serves, it was essentially a clone of Steve Jackson’s Ogre.

    I’ve also been to Sheboygan a couple of times back in high school for forensics meets. As I recall, there wasn’t a lot there to interest a ravenous Daikaiju.

  6. weylguy says

    The original Godzilla (1954) was a favorite of mine, despite its comparatively cheesy special effects. But the movie was great, the music was great, and years later I realized it was more of an anti-war movie than a horror film (its Japanese title was actually Gojira, meaning “ape-whale”). Today’s CGI whoosh-bang crap just leaves me cold. Myers, you can have it.

  7. cgm3 says

    Let us not forget Tarantaula (1955), The Spider (1958; it’s revived from a coma by rock-n-roll music), and, of course, Them! (1954; giant ants, but considered the seminal classic of the big bug genre).

  8. blf says

    Nobody would bring giant monsters [to Ecuador]: the Andes would make them look so small!

    The monsters get bigger every movie. Wait one or two, and it’ll be big enough to do to the whole of S.America what it did to Bambi.

  9. larpar says

    Why Boston, indeed. It doesn’t even rhyme with ‘Oh no’.
    (‘Oh no, there goes Tokyo’ for non BOC fans)