Good Grief: Godzilla Director Links Movie To “Climate Change”

Will this kind of blatant idiocy affect ticket sales? Perhaps. Obviously, the original was partly about the threat of nuclear weapons. That theme was briefly introduced during the 1998 reboot. The question is, will the climate change ant-fossil fuels theme (say, how much fossil fuel was used to make the movie?) be prevalent throughout the film? The others highlighted nuclear weapons early, then dropped the subject. Nuclear weapons are also mentioned in the new film

‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards Says Godzilla Is a ‘God’ Protecting Mankind Against Climate Change

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife. Godzilla is back.

Um, isn’t writing like that racist? The writer, Marlow Stern, looks to be as white as MSNBC’s board of directors.

The Daily Beast spoke to Edwards about re-creating the Godzilla monster—it’s based on one of your favorite Muppets, apparently—the film’s Man vs. Nature message, and much more.

Your version of Godzilla seems to be more rooted in current events, and centers on mankind’s tenuous relationship with nature, and the environment.

Yeah. Man vs. Nature is the predominant theme of the film, and I always tried to go back to that imagery. At the beginning when they find the fossils, it was important to me that they didn’t just find them—it was caused by our abuse of the planet. We deserved it, in a way. So there’s this rainforest with a big scar in the landscape with this quarry, slave labor, and a Western company. You have to ask yourself, “What does Godzilla represent?” The thing we kept coming up with is that he’s a force of nature, and if nature had a mascot, it would be Godzilla. So what do the other creatures represent? They represent man’s abuse of nature, and the idea is that Godzilla is coming to restore balance to something mankind has disrupted.

Le sigh. Anyhow, we’ll have to see how good the movie actually is, and whether the hardcore Warmist themes are throughout the movie. Gareth Edwards directed Monsters, which I thought was a fantastic monster movie, very subtle, with lots of little twists.

BTW, I really liked the 1998 reboot. Sorry.

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5 Responses to “Good Grief: Godzilla Director Links Movie To “Climate Change””

  1. Better_Late_Than_Gumballs says:

    So what do the other creatures represent? They represent man’s abuse of nature

    Yes, all creatures are here BECAUSE of man’s abuse of nature. If man was only kind and one with nature, there’d be no creatures. On Earth.


    And if I recall, the first trailer for this rebooted reboot of Godzilla, had a mention about climate disruption in it.

    Also, if you recall, the later Godzilla movies from Japan did move the godzilla in to protector status, even though it was a horrid angry destructive monster in first movies. Remember the little boys thanking Godzilla for saving them from the other monsters…. as Godzilla swims off to the deep ocean as the sun sets?

  2. Yup. Even when I was a kid and loved monster movies, I hated all the Godzilla movies except the original.

  3. john says:

    hmmmm there doesn’t seem to be any mention of the dangers of nuclear radiation here. Teach are you beginning to feel the urge to cheerlead for nukes again? That seemed to have stopped after that last nuke meltdown

  4. Better_Late_Than_Gumballs says:

    hmmmm there doesn’t seem to be any mention of the dangers of nuclear radiation here.

    That’s funny, I wonder where I got this quote from. Oh that’s right, you just mentioned it. Let’s see what else??? Shall we?

    While all the chaos is going on, an ex-nuclear physicist (Bryan Cranston), his bomb disposal-expert son (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and nurse daughter-in-law (Elizabeth Olsen) find themselves caught in the crossfire.
    In our film, the nuclear side of it was a concern with the things that have happened recently in Japan.
    Eventually, we hit on this idea of it being a parasite, and some sort of symbiotic relationship between Godzilla and whatever the MUTOs are, and through our abuse of nature, we inadvertently bring them back to the world. As a result, they’re attracted to radiation, so all our hoarding of nuclear power and weapons becomes such a negative, and people are trying to get rid of all that stuff.

    So, once again, J lies. J loves to lie. That is his world. This is the only way he can survive in the real world … is to make up one of his own. In his world, there are no minorities, no women, nobody but him and his mom’s basement.

    For all those new here, J is a troll. He just loves to lie in order to stir the pot.

    also, this will probably stop me from seeing the movie…

    How did you capture the look of Godzilla?
    “Do you remember Sam the Eagle from The Muppets? He has a very noble look, so we copied that idea of putting his nose close to the top of his head.”

  5. david7134 says:

    I challenge your assertion that John is troll. I have read his comments for years and really think that he is very mentally challenged. Thus, his comments are born more from abject stupidity, lack of intelligence, lack of education and a total inability to comprehend the world and logic. This would take him out of the troll category.

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