Sunday, January 5, 2014

Anti-Hero ゴジラ Godzilla is Back!

After a deliberate absence spanning a decade, ゴジラ/Godzilla is back!

Well, at least by mid-May this year. One of the silver screen's largest ever anti-heroes, Godzilla--as a representation of the wrath of nature--will co-star with Bryan Cranston, the man who portrayed one of the most beloved anti-heroes ever, Breaking Bad's Walter White.

Nice to know that much of the film was shot in Vancouver, but Godzilla's stomping ground appears to be deservedly San Francisco.

I've tried to erase the terrible memories of the 1998 American reboot; this version promises to be better, honouring the franchise's 1954 roots: "An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence."

Too bad the storyline panders to anthropogenic climate change alarmism. Despite the concept that we are destroying the planet, we likely will never come close to  being as destructive as bulldozing more than half of North America with an ice sheet a kilometre thick. That happened at least eight times in the past million years.

Not even a galleon of Godzillas could ever match that destruction.

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