The Kaiju Film

The emphasis on a greater kaiju presence on the screen is a sometimes poisonous proposition. The demand for the presence of destruction may simply too big to allow for much else in terms of plots or ideas, and, as a result, such demands ...

The Kaiju Film

The Kaiju (strange monster or strange beast) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism and pollution. This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the genre--the major franchises, along with less well known films like Kronos (1957), Monsters (2010) and Pacific Rim (2013). The author examines how kaiju has crossed cultures from its original folkloric inspirations in both the U.S. and Japan and how the genre continues to reflect national values to audiences.

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The Kaiju Film
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Jason Barr
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-17 - Publisher: McFarland

The Kaiju (strange monster or strange beast) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism
The Kaiju Score
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: James Patrick, Rem Broo
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher: Aftershock Comics

It's the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju. And a giant monster might
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Larry Correia, John RIngo
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-03 - Publisher: Baen Books

The No-Holds-Barred Final Entry in the Monster Hunter Memoirs Series from New York Times best-selling authors Larry Correia and John Ringo. "This is New Orleans." That mantra had rung in Chad Gadenier's ears since his first day working in the Big Easy. Everything was different in New Orleans. The food.
Kaiju Score Vol 2
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Patrick
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-11-14 - Publisher:

Michelle is back, she has her own crew, and she's making her own rules. Unfortunately, her tendency for getting into hot water still remains, and her involvement in that now-infamous job in Florida, known as the Kaiju Score, is haunting her in many different ways. It's about to put her
The Kaiju Preservation Society
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John Scalzi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-15 - Publisher: Tor Books

The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi's first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old