Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Godzilla Minus One


In postwar Japan, a new terror rises. Will the devastated people be able to survive… let alone fight back?

We loved this for a lot of reasons. It manages to combine the monster movie action thrills of a Hollywood-style movie with the introspection of the first Japanese Godzilla movie. The result is simply fantastic, something that keeps you on the edge of your seat with adventure and also looks at surviving the ultimate catastrophe of having your society, family and life collapse. 

This was especially interesting since it is set in post-WWII Japan so you are also getting the Japanese commentary on that whole situation. Along with the biggest monster to stomp a city.

Godzilla Minus One was unavailable since the first short theater run in America due to some Godzilla licensing agreement with the Hollywood movie makers. I was thrilled to hear it is now on Netflix since we'd figured it wouldn't be allowed here until 2025. Being suspicious of streaming agreements based on something so flimsy and stupid, we wasted no time in watching it. Do thou likewise!


  1. We made the effort to see it too! I am doing a little Godzilla series starting in July, so my review will show up in a couple of weeks.

    1. I'm looking forward to it! And all the Godzilla reviews. I've only seen the first one and this one.