GODZILLA/GOJIRA Movies@Dundrum, Dublin Wed 9.30pm
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”.