The latest Japanese-produced Godzilla film, “Godzilla x Megaguiras,” will be shown one-time only in the domestic US at G-Fest, an annual Godzilla convention held this year in Illinois. G-Fest 2002 runs July 12-14, and GXM will be shown Saturday, July 13.
The abysmal abortion brought about by German fagflecker Roland Emmerich and his boytoy snotnosed producer pal Dean Devlin did nothing to stop the Japanese from continuing their line of Godzilla movies. On the heels of the horrid Matthew Broderick starrer, Toho Pictures Ltd. produced “Godzilla 2000 Millennium,” “Godzilla X Megaguiras” and “Godzilla-Mothra-King Ghidorah: All Monsters Attack.” Currently in production is “Godzilla X Mechagodzilla,” featuring a new incarnation of the metal version of the Big G Whiz.
The new films are a mixed bag, abandoning continuity and reinventing Godzilla with each successive outing (which I find pretty darn irritating), but the effects have come a long way since 1954, and Godzilla has the greatest franchise in movie history ever. More films than James Bond! (By the way, despite rumors to the contrary, James Bond films DO feature a man in a rubber suit.)
For more info on G-Fest, go to this site. I won’t be attending — it’s a loooong story.