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Godzilla-1954-2014: 60 Years of The King of The Monsters

Updated on May 2, 2017

Godzilla in Action

Godzilla has battled with many other giant freaks during several of his older movies. Godzilla is one of the most intimating of them all.
Godzilla has battled with many other giant freaks during several of his older movies. Godzilla is one of the most intimating of them all. | Source

Super Godzilla on Super Nintendo

Godzilla has been featured in lots of video games over the years.
Godzilla has been featured in lots of video games over the years. | Source

Godzilla in The Beginning

Godzilla was first brought to life in Japan in 1954. Godzilla is a symbol of nuclear war and a sign of the times for that era. A chemical reaction caused by nuclear leftovers from WW2's carnage caused the creation of Godzilla. You know when Godzilla is near by, there are lots of screams and people running the other way.

The graphics on the Godzilla games were great. If the game came out today though, boys and girls wouldn't know what to think. The graphics at that point were fairly clear any way but, if the game came out today, the kids would be amazed.

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Godzilla Films Through The Years

The following list contains he best Godzilla movies ever made.


1. Godzilla 2000 (1999) Godzilla 2000 is the twenty third Godzilla movie and in this film he battles Orga which is a giant monster who absorbed some of Godzilla's DNA. Godzilla emerges from the ocean to battle the Japanese government and Orga. They both shoot fire and look similar except Godzilla never stops until it is over.

2. Godzilla (1985) Godzilla's return is the sixteenth film in the franchise. Godzilla arises from a volcano as it erupts and he begins his reign of terror. Godzilla feeds off of a nuclear power plant reactor for his energy.

3. Godzilla-Final Wars (2004) Final Wars is the twenty eighth film to feature Godzilla as the main character. Godzilla is in the South Pole in a frozen prison and the world is being ruled by Aliens and giant mutant space creatures. The world's hope rest upon freeing Godzilla so he can beat the alien league.

4. Godzilla (1954) This is the original Godzilla and it tells how nuclear radiation from WW2 formed a mutated giant creature. It was not a box office hit but, it was big enough to do great in movie rentals and sales. Eventually though, Godzilla became a household name in Japan and the United States as well as the rest of the world.

5. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) This is the 19th film in the Godzilla installments and Godzilla battles Mothra who was hatched from flying dragon looking bird beasts. A meteor blasts the ocean and it wakes Godzilla up who in turn destroys much of the island as well as faces his fiercest battle yet.

Top 10 Godzilla Films

Godzilla in Video Games

The following is ten of the best Godzilla games ever made for video game consoles.


1. Godzilla: Unleashed (Playstation 2, Wii) Unleashed is a 3D fighting game that allows you to fight as a one of several monsters including Godzilla. You must defeat an alien race to win and save the planet. Unleashed went on sale in 2007.

2. Godzilla (Arcade) Godzilla let's you play as a giant monster and battle other monsters including Mothra and Godzilla. Each monster has his own special weapon other than punching and kicking. Godzilla has atomic heat Ray as his main weapon. This game was released in 1993.

3. Super Godzilla (Super Nintendo) You are Godzilla and you must battle other huge mutants by using your radiation breath and claws. But Godzilla must also navigate through a maze in search of his enemies. 1993 was the release date for this Super NES game.

4. Godzilla Generations (Dreamcast) The graphics are excellent in this Sega game. Generations allows you to fight as Godzilla or a choice of four other giant mutated freaks. Your goal is to destroy five major cities in Japan as a huge creature. It was released in the U.S. In 1998.

5. Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (Nintendo) This game teams up Mothra and Godzilla. You play at different times as both beasts. Like an RPGS you play on a gaming board and use smarts before you begin fighting adversaries.

Godzilla (1954)

The first Godzilla movie was produced in Japan in 1954.
The first Godzilla movie was produced in Japan in 1954. | Source

Godzilla Merchandise

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Five ways that the Godzilla name lives on.

Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla was remade for American audiences once again in 1998.
Godzilla was remade for American audiences once again in 1998. | Source

Godzilla The Mainstream Celebrity

Godzilla has been portrayed in movies, cartoons and on television in general. Godzilla has been turned into toys such as dolls and action figures especially in the 80s and 90s. Not to mention, Godzilla has been on licensed clothing at stores and he also has been mimicked by other characters with similar characteristics such as the video game called Rampage.

Godzilla has been a huge money maker over the years. I would imagine that the toys are collectible and especially the ones that have not been opened.

Godzilla (2014) Movie Poster

Godzilla has been in movies against other giants including King Kong.
Godzilla has been in movies against other giants including King Kong. | Source

Godzilla vs. ?

This is a list of Godzilla's primary enemies.

1. King Kong: In 1962 Godzilla fought King Kong, the giant gorilla in a battle of the most famous giant beats on film.

2. Mothra: An island that hosts atomic nuclear testing an egg hatches releasing Mothra, a bird like dragon beast. Mothra battled Godzilla in 1964.

3. Sea Monster: The sea monster is actually a gigantic lobster who loses to Godzilla when his claws are ripped apart. He starred with Godzilla in 1966.

4. Space Godzilla: Godzilla's cells are forced from radiation to go into a black hole in space which produced Sacegodzilla. This movie was produced in 1994.

5. Gigan: This huge space beast has sharp hooks in place of his hands and a spinning buzz saw protruding from his stomach.

Final Thoughts on The Reptilian Dinosaur

In general, I have no complaints about Godzilla because, I love the franchise. The films that feature Godzilla against other giant mutant monsters is too much though. It is neat however, watching the ways Godzilla is formed or the way he lay in rest such as arising from the sea, coming out of a volcano and being stuck by electricity to be brought out of a deep sleep. I also can appreciate the nuclear radiation fire that he breathes out of his mouth. I like the original Godzilla concept of being formed by radiation from the war's nuclear hell.

Godzilla (1998) Official Trailer

Godzilla (2014) Official Trailer

© 2014 Buster Johnson

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