Godzilla returns: Mom shares love of sci-fi legend Godzilla with kids, through city destruction and saving mankind.
The newly released Godzilla trailer may not have shown us much, but it tells us that kids are going to be happily rampaging through imaginary cities in 2014, shouting “RAWR!”
The film is expected to open May 16, 2014, however my son’s imagination is already captured, so much so that in his mind he’s already in his seat for the remake of the classic monster movie.
“I wonder who he’s going to fight,” Quin, 10, asked excitedly. “Maybe Mechagodzilla? I hope it’s not just the army again.”
At age 10, Quin will be allowed to see Godzilla because the evening news has more ugliness than a mutant lizard squishing cars and knocking through skyscrapers.
Also, I view Gojira (his original name) as a misunderstood, persecuted creature who, historically, was just reacting to man’s invasion of his habitat.
In fact, he’s left some pretty big shoes to fill in the save-the-day department by defending his former attackers when willfully destructive monsters come to call on major cities.
Godzilla is a great lesson in not pre-judging someone based on cultural difference or physical appearance.
In anticipation of the film, my household is already hotly debating the question, “In a battle to the finish with laser blasters who do you think would win, Godzilla and Mothra as a team, or Cyborg King Ghidorah?”
This was posed by Quin.
The interesting thing is that Quin must have learned about the radioactive monster via osmosis and YouTube because he’s never seen the films with me.
Although, when Quin was little, his favorite book was “Dogzilla” by Dav Pilky, so I suppose I should have seen this coming.
If your kids are younger you should consider “Dogzilla” a sci-fi primer for future fun with a city-stomping, room-wrecking, imaginary friend.
In our house, Dogzilla was allegedly responsible for anything spilled, strewn, or broken in the house.