Godzilla Lives

Friday, May 07, 2004

Five decades since he first stomped across the silver screen, the rampaging reptile is still going strong. To commemorate the great lizard's golden anniversary, a restored print of the original Japanese version is now stomping through selected theatres across the country. Many critics say it's far less campy than the version we've already seen, and in general, far more haunting. The same cannot be said for the sequels, now numbering nearly 30-and counting. NPR's Jim Zarroli looks back on a half-century of Godzilla.

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