This year is the first time since I was a little kid that I’ve really been into the Christmas spirit. There are a lot of things about this year that are making me happier than I have been in the past and I’m more able to give when I haven’t been in years gone by. I’m just feeling it more this year and I love it.
You’re talking out of your ass. Godzilla began with a serious tone, and that’s an immense understatement. The franchise began less than a decade after the atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and had blatant political and social overtones to the film. The reboot is going back to Godzilla’s roots. It isn’t “American-y” and it isn’t getting away from what Godzilla is all about. I love the Godzilla franchise with every fibre of my being but Toho were the ones that got away from Godzilla’s intended message and tone with the campy, cheesy, men in rubber suit movies. I understand that some of those were awesome films and are the reason a lot of people love Godzilla, but do not for one second get it into your head that those films are what Godzilla is all about and what he is intended to represent.
Godzilla is, has been, and always will be an allegory for nuclear warfare and the implications of our actions. He is meant to show us that we can and will destroy ourselves if we take things too far. Godzilla is the metaphor for humans taking things too far and Godzilla is the representation of what happens when humans overstep their bounds. The best films in the franchise have had that message and that stigma attached to them. That is where this incredible franchise originated and it is where it rightfully will return with the 2014 reboot. For people to say that this film is taking on too much of an American tone and that it gets away from Godzilla’s roots just shows how little they know about Godzilla and it is a good measure of how much they’re talking out of their ass. I love what I’ve seen so far from the teaser mood piece and the official trailer and I can’t wait to see Godzilla in theaters.