Godzilla Plods Home to Japan [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Godzilla Plods Home to Japan [WATCH VIDEO]
1977 movie poster for the film Godzilla./Toho Company Ltd.

Although Japan is the nation who brought “Godzilla” into being, it is welcoming the 2014 Hollywood reboot of sci-fi movie after it opened everywhere else and ruled the box office. Read on to learn more about the release of “Godzilla”  in Japan.

Director Gareth Edwards was present in Tokyo for the extravaganza on July 10, 2014. He was visiting Japan for the 60th anniversary of “Godzilla.” He spoke to the media during the event to uncover a colossal Godzilla painting on a studio wall by Toho. Toho is the creator of the original series.

Edwards is a die hard fan of the original “Gojira” film by Ishiro Honda. “Gojira” was released nine years after Japan’s defeat in World War II and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

As the buzz builds in Japan for a Hollywood remake of Godzilla, Director Gareth Edwards said on Thursday, July 10, 2014, that he felt like a “surrogate mother” who was sending back the child after birth to its parents. “Godzilla” is set for release in Japan on July 25, 2014.  It marks the end of its worldwide release roll out.

“I feel like a surrogate mother. We grew this baby that really belongs to you and we hand it back now. I think Godzilla, the original, is probably the most serious and profound fantasy film that has ever been made and emotional, too,” said Edwards in Tokyo.

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters!” brought the tale of the heroic monster to the U.S. and other non-Japanese film-goers in 1956.

Ingenuous to the original, the movie unfolds  in Japan where Joe Brody, played by Bryan Cranston, sees his wife Sandra, played by Juliette Binoche, die in the nuclear power plant following a serious accident. They were employed at the plant.

“Godzilla” has ruled the global box office on its opening weekend in the U.S. and 60 other countries and territories since its release in mid-May. However, apprehension remains about its reception in its birth place, Japan. The reason for this foreboding is the strong devotion that the followers feel toward the original movie.

“It feels like a homecoming. His home is Japan,” said Edwards during the artwork inauguration ceremony, published by ABC News.

And that’s it for the “Godzilla” update. To know more about the upcoming movies, including trailers and reviews, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Check out the trailer below:

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons /Toho Company Ltd.


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