Monday, March 31, 2008

the king of all monster

The name "Godzilla" is a rough romanization of Gojira , a combination of two Japanese words: gorira ( "gorilla") and kujira ( "whale). At one planning stage, the concept of "Gojira" was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale," alluding to Godzilla's size, power and aquatic origin. A popular story is that "Gojira" was actually the nickname of a hulking stagehand at Toho Studio. The story has not been verified, however, because in the more than 50 years since the film's original release, no one claiming to be the employee has ever stepped forward, and no photographs of him have ever surfaced.Godzilla

Godzilla's appearance has changed over the years, but many of his characteristics have remained constant. One characteristic that has remained stable is his roar. It was first created by Japanese composer Akira Ifukube by rubbing a resin glove over the strings of a contrabass. Other characteristics that have remained constant across all the Japanese films have been: Godzilla being depicted as a gigantic dinosaur with rough, bumpy charcoal grey scales, a long powerful tail, and bone colored dorsal plates shaped like maple leaves. Although his origins vary somewhat from film to film, he is always described as a prehistoric creature, who first appeared and attacked Japan at the beginning of the Atomic Age. In particular, mutation due to atomic radiation is presented as an explanation for his great size and strange powers.

Godzilla has also been shown to possess many special abilities granted to him as a result of his irradiation and subsequent mutation. He is generally considered to be the most fearsome and powerful of kaiju, earning the character his entitlement as "The King of the Monsters". Godzilla's most iconic power is his atomic breath. When he uses it, Godzilla's dorsal fins glow ominously, and then he releases a concentrated blast of radiation from his mouth, which can vary in intensity from a superheated vapour to a beam with concussive and explosive properties. This power is commonly mistaken for breathing fire. Godzilla is also depicted as being highly resistant to damage thanks to a tough hide and an advanced healing factor. He is known to have a high degree of physical strength (sufficient to throw monsters larger than himself great distances) and dexterity, often utilizing martial arts techniques in combat.GODZILLA Described as a transitional form between aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates by Doctor Yamane in the original film, Godzilla is able to survive in the ocean for extended periods of time and is adept a fighter underwater as he is on land.

These particular abilities are portrayed consistently among Godzilla's many incarnations, though he also possesses a multitude of other skills, often employed as weapons of last resort that are only seen on rare occasions, such as his nuclear Pulse, magnetic powers, and even the ability to fly.

the original trailer of Godzilla and the other one was the King kong vs Godzilla


Our Love Story said...

yikes... i hate anything that is reptile! godzilla looked like a giant lizard...hehehe!i hate godzillA... grrrr!!!! grrrr!!!!

bluedreamer27 said...

oh my thats a bad news jen hehe im going to feature a series of animal creeps in movie
and it may includes reptiles like anaconda gwarghh