Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Fun With Scissors - part 49

Godzooky, the clumsy, flying child relation of Hanna-Barbera's "Godzilla."

American licensing of the character has never done favors for Toho's biggest star. Never mind the Matthew Broderick movie, the Marvel comic book series, and the late 70s Hanna-Barbera cartoon had very little to do with the character either. His distinctive roar was nowhere to be heard. Instead He growled. No radioactive breath. No cool Toho kaiju to fight. Instead he had some really poorly designed monsters, and was at the beck and call of a crew of dull people, who appeared to have been oceanographers, but certainly did not exhibit even the most basic knowledge of science. They were led by Captain Majors who delivered his lines in the clench jawed acting style made popular by Charlton Heston.

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