In the penultimate episode of Road to Shin Godzilla Month, Nate and Brian discuss Godzilla’s return to America with Legendary Pictures’ 2014 reboot directed by Gareth Edwards. Your hosts channel Siskel & Ebert again, only in reverse: Nate loves this film but Brian thinks it’s a mixed bag. They also draw several literary and historical parallels—including Riki-Tiki-Tavi and Saigō Takamori, the real-life last samurai—to this movie, which launched the MonsterVerse. While this is an American film, our related topic is the 2014 reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution.
Here’s the episode of the Strangers and Aliens podcast where Nate reviewed this film in 2014 with Ben Avery: http://strangersandaliens.com/2014/05/godzilla-summer-movie-series-sa127/
Next week, our Godzilla Journey comes to a head with the most in-depth analysis of Shin Godzilla you’ll hear in English.
Introduction: 0:00 – 2:02
Part 1 – Film Description: 2:02 – 7:32
Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 7:32 – 1:18:42
Part 3 – Related Topics: 1:18:42 – 1:43:30
Closing: 1:42:30 – End
Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand
Editor: Nathan Marchand and Brian Scherschel
Video Location: Pisgah Marsh (Pisgah Lake), Pierceton, Indiana
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