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Godzilla is a kaiju, a giant fictional Japanese monster that first appeared as the main character in the 1954 Honda Ishirō film Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho studios. Godzilla has become a popular cultural icon around the world, a hot topic exploited in many different media such as movies, video games, novels, comics and TV shows. . Godzilla is often referred to as "King of the Monsters", a phrase used for the first time in the Godzilla movie, King of the Monsters! (1956), an adaptation of the United States based on the original 1954 film.

Godzilla is described as an ancient, non-duplicated sea creature possessing destructive powers, judged and strengthened by radiation. With important influences from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Daigo Fukuryū Maru incident still lingering in the minds of the Japanese, Godzilla is seen as a metaphor for the nuclear disaster. Others argue that Godzilla is a metaphor for the United States, a monster that is not awakened from sleep and then terribly revenge on Japan. As the series expands, several stories portray Godzilla as a heroic reflection character, sometimes defeating other powers to protect Earth, but also as being destructive and destructive. Destroyer Life's Format. The movie comes about after updating topics like Japan's oblivion to their devastating past, natural disasters and human condition.

Godzilla has appeared with many different characters on the mass media. It had to deal with human military forces (like the JSDF) or other monsters, including King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla and Gigan. Godzilla often has allies such as Rodan, Mothra, Anguirus and sometimes appears with children like Minilla, Godzilla Junior. Godzilla has also fought characters from other media brands through crossovers, typically the King Kong monster of RKO Pictures / Universal Studios, Marvel Comics characters including SHIELD, the Fantastic group. Four and the Avengers team.


A nest of salamanders exposed to radioactive dust from a military nuclear test in French Polynesia. In the South Pacific, a Japanese fishing vessel is suddenly attacked by a giant creature, only one fisherman survives. Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos, an NRC scientist, is in the Chernobyl exclusion zone studying the effects of radiation on wildlife, but interrupted by a State Department official. . In Tahiti, a mysterious Frenchman questioned the traumatic survivor of what he witnessed, who repeatedly replied "Gojira." Nick was sent to Panama and Jamaica to study the traces of the wreckage that resulted in the Japanese fishing boat being salvaged with giant claw marks on it. Nick determined that the skin samples he discovered in the shipwreck belonged to an unknown species. He rejected the military's hypothesis that the creature was a living dinosaur, deducing it to be a mutant created by nuclear testing instead.

This creature travels to New York City, leaving a path of destruction after it wakes up. The city was evacuated before US troops, on Nick's advice, lured the creature to reveal itself with a large pile of fish. However, their attempt to kill it is unsuccessful and only causes additional damage before it escapes. Nick collects a blood sample, and by performing a pregnancy test, he discovers the creature is asexual and so he is collecting food for its offspring. Nick also reunites with his ex-girlfriend, Audrey Timmonds, an ambitious young news reporter. While she was visiting him, she discovered a classified video in his makeshift military tent related to the monster's origin and passed it on to the media. She hoped her report was put on TV to kickstart her career, but her boss, Charles Caiman, used the footage in her report, declaring this as her own discovery and placing The name for this creature is "Godzilla".


  • Matthew Broderick as Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos
  • Jean Reno as Philippe Roaché
  • Maria Pitillo as Audrey Timmonds
  • Hank Azaria as Victor "Animal" Palotti
  • Kevin Dunn as Col. Anthony Hicks
  • Michael Lerner as Mayor Ebert
  • Harry Shearer as Charles Caiman
  • Arabella Field as Lucy Palotti
  • Vicki Lewis as Dr. Elsie Chapman
  • Lorry Goldman as Gene
  • Doug Savant as Sgt. O'Neal
  • Malcolm Danare as Dr. Mendel Craven