NOTE:THIS IS A REVIEW FOR GOJIRA NOT GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
If you were a G-Fan, you’d know the difference between the two, but back to the review, this is where it all started (minus the origin of Godzilla, which we will cover later). The original Godzilla is a masterpiece, simply put. It’s a must see for every kaiju fan to see. Directed by Ishiro Honda, the plot spins a tale of a love triangle with an atomic monster standing over it, and the city of tokyo. As boats mysteriously start disappearing, a girl torn between a love for sailor and her promise to a scientist is thrown into the middle of a story no one could possibly conceive. Her father finds a giant atomic behemoth who decides, after sleeping for eons, to go visit the mystical land of Tokyo, where disaster soon waits as the over sized guest terrorizes the populace. The director of special effects is Eiji Tsuburaya, a master in early cinema special effects. Personally, nothing beats a giant monster film with out fancy cgi. The flames over tokyo, the models used in this film, it looks astounding. Gojira has an astounding cinematography, with the black and white film, the movie looks remarkable. The monster scenes are particularly haunting as the large shadowy Gojira laments over tokyo. The score composed by Akira Ifukube is stunning, building such suspense with the bone chilling music. The music itself is enough to cause shivers down spines, tears to well-up in eyes, and strike awe with the theme of Gojira. As the start to the Kaiju craze, Gojira definitely deserves it’s 5 stars, with amazing acting, astounding effects, beautiful cinematography, and spectacular sound score. I suggest it as a must see.
Blog attempt #3, it’s a charm right. Well this blog will be a close one to my heart, a blog about the giant monsters known as Kaiju. This blog will help those learn more about what is a kaiju and what a G-Fan or kaiju is. Any questions please let me know. Follow, to learn more about the kaiju culture, the giant monster that make it up, look at kaiju match ups like those on tohokingdom.com (a fantastic kaiju fansite), hear reviews on movies, and just celebrate giant monster like Godzilla, Gamera, and all your other favorites. Enjoy!
G-Fest, a time every year in the summer where G-Fans and kaiju lovers alike amass and celebrate the culture of kaiju. Located at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, it is a weekend filled with a monster sized agenda from panels, to workshops, to movie viewings, cosplaying, and meeting of famous men and women of Japanese monster movies. This will be my second G-Fest attending, and I hope to once again work it. From what I can recall, an extensive and amazing dealers room, an artists room where you can get some amazing kaiju artwork for a very decent price, a kids area (personal favorite of mine) where kids can partake in arts and crafts and see a much more lighter side to giant monsters. I will say, once I turn 21, i will become a regular patron and hopefully a familiar face to all those who go as a person everyone knows. This weekend I will go back home, (currently at my college) and get pics of my first g-fest to post. I suggest if you like kaiju, giant monsters, or even just the Big G himself, check out G-Fest XIX and G-Fan magazine, as a kaiju fan, I highly recommend them.