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American Godzilla titles
Posted: Posted April 13th by Jet Presto
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A very niche post, I know. But I'm currently re-watching RODAN, which is one of my favorites, and for some reason it just clicked to me that American Godzilla movies are literally incapable of coming up with an original title!

There have been three and a half Godzilla movies made by Hollywood so far, with a fourth one supposedly coming out next year.

Godzilla (1998) and Godzilla (2014), both of course named after the titular monster, which was the original movie's title. (And don't @ me that it's "actually GOJIRA." It's the same thing! Gojira is just an English spelling of the Japanese word "Godzilla." We've historically differentiated the two and released the original as "Gojira" to clarify which movie we're talking about.)

Then we had Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), which was the title of the American re-edit that got released in 1956, and has been the film title most Americans have known it by. (This is also the "half" of an American Godzilla movie I referenced.)

And I just realized that the next Godzilla movie we were supposed to get was King Kong vs. Godzilla (2021), which was also the name of the third Godzilla movie in 1961!

I though the Japanese did weird things with titles, what with things like, "Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla," "Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II," and "Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla," or "Mothra vs. Godzilla," and "Godzilla vs. Mothra," or "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters, All-Out Attack!"

But at least I know which movie we're talking about when you say "Godzilla vs. Mothra," or "Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II"!


Thank you. I'll be here all week.

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Produce and direct a Godzilla movie, and title it what you please. I suggest “How The Turtle Got Its Name”.

Posted April 19th by chiarizio
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I am a big fan of the Godzilla movies and kaiju. I should watch all the movies in my collection, but I watched Godzilla King of the Monsters and enjoyed it. I watched Gojira in 2012 and it was excellent, a very moving comparison to the atomic bombs.

Posted April 28th by Post-Wall Olga
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