YMMV / Godzilla: King of the Monsters!


The film:

  • Fridge Logic: While the Japanesse version lacks the logic on the time to build the high-tension towers, the producers made a realistic approach, stating that they were there to begin with. The only Plot Hole to come out of this is that was never covered how they would know Godzilla would appear in that location.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • At the time, the original Gojira was the subject of immense controversy in Japan due to its premise bringing up the ugly aftermath of World War II while they were in the midst of recovery, and as such, the movie didn't do all that well at its initial release. However, the recut version of the film downplayed the connection between Godzilla and nuclear weapons, sidestepping a potential controversy over the film. As a result, the movie was seen as a typical monster movie in the United States and became a huge success. The popularity of this version of the film led to a release of the recut in Japan, which fared better the second time around. Ultimately, this would be instrumental in leading to the original cut of the film becoming Vindicated by History in Japan itself, and would help establish Godzilla as one of the country's most famous film franchises.
    • Despite technically being a Japanese film re-edited for American audiences, the movie was popular in Japan back in 1957. It helped spread the "King of the Monsters" moniker over there and inspired reporter characters in later Kaiju films similar to Steve Martin.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that the main character's name is Steve Martin brings about a bit of unintentional hilarity by association. In fact, when Raymund Burr reprised the role in the 1985 Godzilla movie, at the height of the real Steve Martin's popularity, all references to him were strictly kept to his last name.
  • Superlative Dubbing: The first page quote featured on the main page was a Woolseyism used to explain Godzilla to American audiences while avoiding explicit references to nuclear weapons.

The Marvel comic:


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