Godzilla

Tsunamis, Nuclear Meltdowns, and the Godzilla Effect

Posted on 03/14/2011 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe destroyer rises from the ocean, utterly unexpected, leaves untold destruction in its wake; and gives rise to the threat of nuclear destruction. If the themes of the 1954 Japanese monster flick Gojira (Godzilla to us here in the U.S.) eerily echo the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown nightmare unfolding in Japan, the similarities are not completely coincidental. The fact is, while we consider Godzilla to be a cheapo thriller starring a guy in a lizard suit, for Japanese filmgoers less than a …