I always thought that this review would be one of the last ones I’d ever do, considering it is the film that started it all. But after getting an itch to see the film recently, I felt that it would be appropriate to write a review about it as well.
While I may mention the U.S. edit of this film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, this review will not be a compare-contrast review. Rather, it will simply be a critical review of the original film. How does Gojira hold up for me? Read on to find out!
Synopsis: Ships are missing. Many S.O.S. reports are reporting the sea coming alive and a giant fireball igniting the vessels. Even the rescue ships don’t return from their missions.
Panic is gradually spreading throughout Japan as some fear a foreign country is, once again, declaring war on them. However, it is found out that several survivors of one of the shipwrecks floated their way to Odo Island. Dr. Yamane, his daughter, Emiko, and Ogata, head for the island to pick up the survivors and to investigate the island, because it has been known for a giant creature to occasionally appear on the island.
Once there, a giant creature attacks during a severe storm, laying waste to most of a village. Dr. Yamane and his staff find traces of Strontium-90 and everyone, later on, witnesses the sight of the beast the Odo Islanders call Gojira.
Back in Tokyo, Dr. Yamane presents his findings to the government and the government begins to erect [...]