Monday, June 20, 2011


Image credit here.

Of all the things I could blog about, today's post is about Godzilla.

I am a sci-fi geek to a certain extent, so it is natural that Mister Tristan (the human being, not the blog), now shares that interest and likes those cheesy Japanese movies about the large reptile.

Just saw one that was new to me and actually not all that bad: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002).  IF you are a COMCAST customer, you can find it for free until 30 Jun at On Demand/Free Movies/FEARNET/Godzilla.  The COMCAST description:

The attack this time comes from a new malevolent member of the Godzilla species.  To protect Japan from destruction, scientists create a human-piloted cyborg, suing the 50-year old skeleton of the original Godzilla.

But what arrested me about this film was not the entertainment value but one of the added information trailers in English across the bottom of the screen (note the dialog is dubbed English, not subtitles).  While the tanks and personnel carriers were rolling in the initial response to Godzilla's reappearance from the sea, 3 lines appeared in sequence to explain what was happening.

Anti-Megalosaurus Force (AMF)
Established in Chiba in 1966
To defend the nation from monsters

Methinks we need such a task force to guard our nation against the monsters who have usurped the rule of law and created a climate where torture and targeted killings without due process are unremarkable.

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