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King of the monsters,
This review is from: Godzilla  [DVD] (DVD)
Being the first film in a series that brought out a huge franchise, an American holywood remake and a series spanning 50 years, Godzilla king of the monsters is a tale of the distaers brought around by Nuclear Warfare! The story begins with a merchant ship sinking off the japanese coast. An investigation into the shipwreck leads the japanese authorities to small island called Bikini, where the villagers believe that it is part of a myth that has been told for thousands of years. A dragon like creature who lives in the sea that terrorises the islanders, called Gojira in the native language. It is then disacovered that Godzilla is a Monster created by the Nuclear tests that the Japanese conducted during World War 2! From then on Gojira or Godzilla as he is later Dubbed in the film makes frequent appearances close to the Japanese mainland. Considered as a threat, the Japanese self defence forces attack Godzilla as he surfaces near the shore. Whith their weapons Having no effect on Godzilla the Millitary forces are rendered useless! and the bay is completely desdtroyed! Godzilla sinks back into the bay. Fearing another attack the Japanese scientists discover Godzilla is weakend by electricity, so they come up with a plan to erect pylons on Tokyo Bay, in the hope Godzilla will be put off and leave Tokyo alone! However when Godzilla arrives at tokyo bay advances up the beach, and is met with everything the Japnese millitary can throw at him! Still advancing Godzilla walks into the pylons and is flooded with the contests of the National Grid! This only slows Godzilla down. And now infuriated he smashes through the pylons and through the Japanese's last line of defence, and the collosal monster sweeps through japan destroying eveything in his path leaving tokyo in a sea of flame and rubble! Fearing that Godzilla would return the japanese Government seek the help of dr.Serizawa the inventor of the Oxygen Destroyer. His invention destroys all the oxgen in the blast area completely irradicating all forms of life! As Godzilla is sightede again in Tokyo bay Dr.Sewizawa's device is deployed and to be sure it is never used again for the purpose of warfare he takes his own life in the explosion! Putting an end to Godzilla!
Being the first film ever to feature Godzilla this is a must have for all Godzilla enthusiasts