So I’m pretty sure everyone has seen at least one Kaiju movie, my favorite Kaiju movies are Godzilla King of the Monsters, and Rodan. When I lived in Japan you could normal find a Kaiju movie on TV and at least one Movie Theatre had a Kaiju Movie playing. If you ever have a chance to visit Tokyo go to the Shinjuka Ward at the Toho HQ is a life size Godzilla and inside the entrance to the Toho HQ is a small museum with movie posters , models of Kaiju monster’s.
Actually, I never watched any of the Kaiju movies, not the old ones, nor the new ones. Which should I watch first?
I like Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla (1998)…
I would start with the original 1954 Toho Studio’s Black and White Godzilla, and then after that start watching them in the order they came out.
I agree with @Moxie about the order just skip Godzilla 1998 with Matthew broederick that wasn’t Godzilla
I saw Mothra in 1963 at a theater in Beppu, a city in Kyushu. First Kaiju movie I ever saw. The bit where he put hiscacoon on the Tokyo Tower has still got to be my favorite.
Thank you, guys! Since it turns out I need to watch almost every Kaiju movie, it will take some time
I heard that new Godzilla Vs Kong is under development…
Already came in 2021 the next Godzilla and Kong movie is coming out in 2024 and it’s called Godzilla x Kong The New Empire
I am familiar with some of the lore behind Kaiju films but I have not seen the classic movies. If I were to choose a favorite I would go with Pacific Rim. Love the story, the music and the scale of the film, all shots are framed so you can really see how huge the Jagers are. Can you imagine an Ultraman film in that style?
strangely I feel the only movie I’ve ever watched was Pacific Rim… I didn’t watch the entire movie… but let’s go with this one until I watch/remember others lol
Gamera, the Giant Monster (1965). Probably saw it in the early 70s, say 71-73?
I liked the 3 part movies of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, and Godzilla: The Planet Eater.
The producer(s)for Pacific Rim stated that they got there ideas from the various Kaiju movies.
Well, yes. I wanted to say about that movie…
The Kaiju movies I enjoy are Godzilla movies. The original Gojira, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs the Sea Monster, Godzilla vs. Hedora, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S., Godzilla Final Wars, King Kong vs. Godzilla and Godzilla vs. Gigan.
Gamera was real!
10 million years ago, turtles could eat you with a single bite. The world’s largest turtle that roamed South America 10 million years ago - the Stupendemys Geographicus
Stupendemys is an extinct genus of freshwater side-necked turtle, belonging to the family Podocnemididae. It is the largest freshwater turtle known to have existed, with a carapace over 2 meters long. Its fossils have been found in northern South America, in rocks dating from the Middle Miocene to the very start of the Pliocene, about 13 to 5 million years ago. Male specimens are known to have possessed bony horns growing from the front edges of the shell and the discovery of the fossil of a young adult shows that the carapace of these turtles flattens with age. A fossil skull described in 2021 indicates that Stupendemys was a generalist feeder.