The Promising Revival of the Godzilla Series

Godzilla is a name that is pretty much universal at this point. It is a name that almost anyone can identify as a giant fire breathing lizard that destroys cities. It’s no wonder as the Godzilla series has been around since 1954 and in that time there has been 32 feature films released with four more set to be released by 2021.


The series has really been given a new life in the past couple years since the release of the American adaptation “Godzilla” in 2014 by Legendary Pictures. Before the film was released, the franchise had been pretty much dormant since the release of “Godzilla Final Wars” in 2004.

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The series now seems to be back to a high point just like it was when it’s films were being released almost yearly. Legendary Pictures is the reason for not just the rising popularity of Godzilla but just Kaiju(Giant Monster) movies in general. It all started when they released Pacific Rim in 2013 which was the first American big screen giant monster movie in a long time. It showed some great monster vs robot fight scenes with cities getting destroyed. It really got the world hyped up for the release of Godzilla in 2014.

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Just two years after Legendary brought Godzilla back to American Audiences, the Japanese company Toho came out with a new film called Godzilla Resurgence in 2016. Toho was responsible for 28 of the first 29 Godzilla films and they stuck to their old ways of using a godzilla suit instead of using CGI like Legendary did. Godzilla Resurgence was a huge hit in Japan and eventually saw an American localization to DVD.

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The coming years look extremely promising for Godzilla, there are three animated movies to be released in 2018 on Netflix with the first already released. Legendary is releasing a sequel to the 2014 Godzilla in 2019 called “Godzilla King of the Monsters”. This movie is set to bring back fan favourite Godzilla enemies: Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. In 2020 the long awaited remake of 1963’s “King Kong vs Godzilla” will be released with Godzilla battling the Kong monster from the 2017 film “Kong Skull Island”.

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Things are looking fantastic for the world’s favourite giant radioactive lizard and I hope that it means the Godzilla series will still be around for a long time.

2 thoughts on “The Promising Revival of the Godzilla Series

  1. Your Blog is nicely structured and it is very easy to follow. If your objective was to get people hyped for the upcoming Godzilla tittles, you have succeeded in doing so with me. I remember watching Pacific Rim in theaters. I loved the sense of scale that the movie’s stomach-rumbling deep sounds gave the audience. It is noticeable that you know about the topic and you have done research on it, which makes me trust your opinion on the movie as well. Your choice of images also helped to father the reader’s understanding of your topic, great job.

  2. Agreeing with the above comment about your blog having good structure, I’m pretty psyched for a new Godzilla versus King Kong. I haven’t checked out the Netflix animated Godzilla movie yet, though it is on my list of things to watch. I will admit, the 2014 Godzilla movie was a little disappointing with how little we actually saw of Godzilla and how it focused more on the son than anything. The mention of Pacific Rim, and the fact that we are getting a sequel definitely has my hyped up and hoping for more giant monster movies.

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