Archive for August 11, 2016

Eastern Western

Posted in FILM with tags , on August 11, 2016 by dcairns

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Kaiju are just too big, aren’t they? Fay Wray could fit in Kong’s hand, meaning there could be meaningful monster-human interaction, but at 300ft tall or whatever he’s meant to be, Godzilla is just too enormous to be aware of humans as anything more than moving microdots. He didn’t even notice when Raymond Burr was slotted into his movie. And if you can overlook Raymond Burr, you have a size problem.

Mind you, I’m not saying this list of cowboy movies starring giant Japanese monsters would solve the problem.

JOHNNY GHIDORA

VARAN FROM LARAMIE

A FISTFUL OF DORATS

SHE WORE A YELLOW RODAN

TWO RODAN TOGETHER

LITTLE BIG MANDA

MATANGO NOTORIOUS

THE ASSASSINATION OF JET JAGUAR BY THE COWARD RAINBOW MOTHRA

MCCABE AND MRS MINILLA

DESTOROYAH RIDES AGAIN

GIGAN AT THE O.K. CORRAL

PAINT YOUR BARAGON

GODZILLA FORGIVES… I DON’T!