I have always been a fan of movie novelizations. I’ve read a number of them since grade school and have found that most enhance one’s experience of the movie in question.
While some are nearly identical to the film itself, some are even radically different. Some are in between.
Godzilla, by Greg Cox, is one of the movie novelizations that lies in the middle between being nearly identical to the film and being radically different.
While the book retains much of the events in the order they happen in the film, the details of those events are different in some places.
Without giving away too much, as I feel that some of the most important parts of the book are different from the movie that they require any interested individual to read the novel to see the details, Godzilla uses his atomic breath several more times than he does in the actual movie–including the climatic battle between the two MUTOs.
Speaking of the climatic battle, the details of the battle itself are different; very different in some spots. A few of the events that happened in the film are in different order from how they occur in the novel. But what I found most intriguing about this final battle is that it is more violent than what we see on film. Many of the entanglements between Godzilla and any, or both, of the MUTOs is a straight-up battle-to-the-death moment. Many blows and brawls that take place in the book do not happen in the movie and that [...]