Tuesday, October 17, 2017

31 Monsters #17 - Shin Godzilla

The character of Godzilla has survived over the decades by endlessly reinventing itself. Shin Godzilla (2016) is Godzilla taken back to its horror routes. This time, Godzilla isn't so much a villain as an almost literal engine of destruction. Much of its personality has given way to something more immense and alien. That constant reinvention is given a post-modern take, as it becomes a key element of Shin Godzilla, constantly adapting and changing to stimulus. Taking him down is less a matter of brute force or daring-do, and more about a highly coordinated and cooperative effort of the part of the Japanese government.

Likes: Mutating, Stomping around to his theme song
Dislikes: Getting bombed by Americans

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