GODZILLA/GO­JIRA Movies@Dun­drum, Dublin Wed 9.30pm

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - TARABRADY

Show us a movie monster and we’ll tell you the state of the na­tion. The 2007 crea­ture fea­ture

The Host ush­ered in a global eco­nomic down­turn. Jaws coasted on post-Water­gate malaise. And Ishiro Honda’s sem­i­nal 1954 kaiju ar­tic­u­lates Ja­pan’s post-atomic anx­i­eties. The beast would spawn 27 more films, in­clud­ing that unlovely 1998 Amer­i­can re­boot.

Fans who have been tweet­ing “Is it Godzilla yet?” in the run-up to Gareth Ed­wards’s in­com­ing tent­pole block­buster would do well to check out the gen­uinely mov­ing, beau­ti­fully staged Honda film. See it at this spe­cial screen­ing and pre­pare to tell your mates: “Ed­wards’s new vi­sion is com­mend­ably faith­ful to the orig­i­nal in terms of de­sign and tone”.

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