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My Year with Godzilla
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Week 4: 'Godzilla 1985' [1985]
Is Godzilla in it? Yes

'The Return of Godzilla' gets an American makeover, trimming scenes and adding Raymond Burr again as journalist Steve Martin, this time brought in as adviser to the US government. This film takes fewer liberties with the story than the hatchet job done on 'Gojira' and drags a little less, but ultimately does not need to exist. Burr's role is one of passive observer here, watching Tokyo's destruction from the safety of some American military installation. Considering he was summoned due to his previous encounter with the giant beast, he offers next to nothing in the way of meaningful insight. Burr glowers his way through his scenes, pooh-poohing any suggestions on killing Godzilla and gives every impression that he would rather be at home yelling at kids to get off his damn lawn.

The film moves at an accelerated pace, to the extent that certain explanations are excised or given the odd throwaway line. (The method of death of the ship's crew at the beginning is left hanging, and the giant sea louse is only indirectly referenced later.) The dubbing is lacklustre - a sailor seems unconcerned that their ship is about to run aground, according to his voice - and the sets for the additional scenes look cheap.

Although I wasn't that impressed with 'Return of Godzilla' to begin with, I think I still prefer it to this incarnation. It's admirable, I suppose, that they at least tried to get some continuity by resurrecting Burr's character, but unfortunate that it still jars as badly as their original effort.
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My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 11-09-2018, 03:44 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by jrWHAG42 - 11-09-2018, 04:31 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Neglify - 11-09-2018, 06:32 PM
RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 11-10-2018, 12:02 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Omaru1982 - 11-19-2018, 07:22 PM
RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 12-17-2018, 09:25 AM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 12-17-2018, 03:41 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 01-01-2019, 08:53 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by The Scribbling Man - 03-29-2019, 06:52 AM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 01-11-2019, 12:45 PM
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RE: My Year with Godzilla - by Garp - 03-12-2019, 10:44 AM
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