Im calling on all you Godzilla fans out there to make a point....2,465 Views8 RepliesAdd A Reply
it is a very easy point. That not all Godzilla movies are the same!
This needs elaboration and direction. While visiting with a good friend who I find to be very intelligent and whom I respect, got into a heated argument with me about Godzilla films and all Japanese monster films. His argument is and I quote, "Everyone of those movies is the same! How can 30 movies be all that exciting?" Another strong point he tried to bring up that he believes that Godzilla attacks Tokyo every single film.
When I asked him what movies he viewed, his point was on key. In every movie he described to me Godzilla did in fact attack Tokyo in those films, but this lead to a lengthy discussion on what movies are what, who, why when and most importantly WHERE!
Now verbally and in live discussion Im often missing key elements to validate my point to him and he tried to shut it all down. I told him that he is an ignorant moron and I could give him a whole dossier on Godzilla's adventures to what cities and countries he has attacked or saved. Im missing key areas in japan in lots of movies. Im wondering if anyone has info to help demonstrate my point on Godzilla does not in fact attack Tokyo every movie. Some movies are easier than others to figure out but I need some assistance.
I also thought this would be a great discussion.
I know Godzilla Raids Again was in Osaka. The finales of Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster and Destroy All Monsters happpened at the base of Mt. Fuji. Son of Godzilla took place on Monster Island and Godzilla vs. Ebirah happened on whatever island that was. Godzilla's Revenge happened in that kids dream. I think Godzilla vs. Megaguirus ended in Osaka as well.
Son of Godzilla wasn't on Monster Island was it? they froze that island and put Godzilla and Minya somewhere else. I agree with all of your other statements but I don't agree with Son Of Godzilla. I think they are 2 different islands.
Thank you The Legend Of Brian
If Ebirah's island in Ebirah Horror Of The Deep was soo close to Infant Island then where is Infant Island and that will give us at least a clue to where the Red Bamboo hid on what island.
I always assumed that it was Monster Island, it's probably just any old island probably.
I can give a brief summary of some of the various real and fictional locations that the monsters visit in each film. It's definitely nowhere near complete:
Godzilla (1954) - Odo Island, Tokyo, Tokyo Bay
Godzilla Raids Again - Iwato Island, Osaka, Mikojima / Kuril Islands
King Kong vs. Godzilla - Faro Island, Hokkaido, Tokyo, Mount Fuji
Mothra vs. Godzilla - Nagoya, Infant Island, Iwa Island
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster - Kurobe Valley, Mount Aso, Mount Fuji
Invasion of Astro-Monster - Planet X, Lake Myojin
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep - Letchi Island, Infant Island
Son of Godzilla - Solgell Island
Destroy All Monsters - Monsterland, Moscow, Beijing, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Mount Fuji
All Monsters Attack - Monster Island (since this film's monster scenes are imaginary, I've seen some official media refer to this version of Monster Island as "Dream Monster Island")
Godzilla vs. Hedorah - Suruga Bay, Fuji City, Mount Fuji
Godzilla vs. Gigan - Tokyo, World Children's Land
Godzilla vs. Megalon - (not sure actually, will have to check)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla - Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Okinawa
Terror of Mechagodzilla - Mount Amagi, Tokyo
The Return of Godzilla - Mihama, Tokyo, Oshima Island
Godzilla vs. Biollante - Lake Ashinoko, Osaka, Wakasa Bay
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Sapporo, Tokyo
Godzilla vs. Mothra - Infant Island, Philippine Trench, Tokyo, Yokohama
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II - Adonoa Island, Yokkaichi, Kyoto, Sendai, Makuhari
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla - Birth Island, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah - Hong Kong, Okinawa, Ikata, Tokyo
Godzilla 2000: Millennium - Nemuro, Tokai, Tokyo
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus - Tokyo, Tokai, Osaka, Kiganjima
GMK - Bonin Islands, Yaizu, Mount Myoko, Lake Ikeda, Aokigahara, Yokohama
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla - Tateyama, Yokohama, Tokyo
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. - Tokyo
Godzilla: Final Wars - Antarctica, English Channel, New York, Shanghai, Sydney, Paris, Tokai, Okinawa, Arizona, New Guinea, Manazuru, Mount Fuji, Tokyo
Shin Godzilla - Tokyo
Like I said, not comprehensive or complete, just a list of some of the key locations in each film. For an extremely detailed rundown of every location in the Godzilla franchise, I'd recommend this section on Japanese Wikipedia's page for the franchise.
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I mean it is fair to say that a certain formula is followed in most Godzilla films. That doesn't mean that this formula doesn't allows for a lot of fun ideas to be experimented with. I would say that both Godzilla vs. Megalon/Hedorah for example have distinct structural similarities, but both work at being wildly different films from one another.
Thank you sooo much The King Of The Monsters! This will help prove a small point.
Besides the fact that every movie has different monsters in them, I just want to prove to my friend that Godzilla does not in fact attack the same cities all the freaking time. So for 14 out of 30 movies Godzilla attack’s or saves Tokyo.
thanks guys. even though he didn't want to back down from his original "opinion" about Godzilla movies, he now takes back what he said on a geographic stand. what ever he was trying to cover his ass with.
but I was able to prove a point to a non-Godzilla fan. thanks to you guys.