Godzilla: Short introspective notes.

Disclaimer: This is just a test of my writing skills on certain aspects of the Godzilla series and such that I choose from the films. All things Godzilla related belong to Toho Studios of Japan (though I wish I was part of the production staff so I can present some ideas, not that they're doing as best as they can under the circumstances).

The first two chapters will deal with the American versions of Godzilla 1954 and 1985 from the point of view of Steve Martin. Then I'll focus on some of the battle scenes from people on the ground (one idea already is the Frontier Missile Attack from the American version of Godzilla vs. Mothra and then we'll see what happens). I tried to do this the best I could but it's been a few years since I watched the film and like I said, this is just a test of my writing skills on a familiar subject so please read and review.


Chapter 1: Departure from a war zone.

The Japanese airport in Tokyo was busy trying to get itself back to normal as well as it could considering that at few days ago, the city was a killing zone and if a new arrival looked out of the window all he or she saw was death and devastation that had visited the grand cities of the world 9 years ago. The scars of the battle were still fresh with emergency and construction teams just starting to clear the rubble and repair the damage to the best of their ability. Only a few arrivals came in while most of the business of the airport dealt with departures and evacuations from the devastated city. Some, mainly Japanese wept as the landscape brought back harsh memories of bombs, firestorms, and the screams of their loved ones as they were incinerated in horrific aerial raids.

Steve Martin looked out at the sight for perhaps the hundredth time as he waited to board the plane that would fly back to the United States. As he looked out at the ruins and smoke, he suddenly thought back to all the fields of battle he traveled to as a reporter during World War II, and the horror that he personally witnessed a few days ago. The sight of one of the greatest cities on Earth enveloped in flame and above it all, a large dark shadow of a dinosaur-like creature with dorsal fins on its back that glowed when the creature inflicted the most painful death to man in that time still chilled him even though the monster was supposedly dead.

That brought another headache and harsh pain in his chest as he relieved harrowing moments of nearly facing death, smelling it and witnessing the death of his old college friend Dr. Serizawa, who killed the beast with a weapon that was far more destructive than the atomic bombs the United States used on Japan. He remembered his own reaction when he saw the Oxygen Destroyer used on the monster in which both the beast and a great man both departed this world. However as he stepped on the plane, he began to have second thoughts and wondered that the monster was the only one of its kind or if there were others creatures like it out there. He admitted to himself that he started to have the "illness" of fearing that the monster was not truly destroyed but would come back sooner or later unless man got a grip of itself or its own destructive psyche.

He suddenly wondered how the people back home in the United States would view the his report of the carnage and feared the answer somewhat, for though he was not a student of history and had done a very bad job at linguistics, he knew that the US and perhaps the rest of the world would forget such an incident. Certainly, his co-workers would tell him to drop the story, for more important news matters occurred for him and other reporters to cover with especially in the day and age of the Cold War when nuclear annihilation was only thirty minutes away at the turn of a key thousands of miles from the target location. A few would even comment on the incredulity of some of the details of the monster awesome invulnerability to modern weapons. Yet, Martin felt he had to give a detailed account, so as to put what he witnessed first hand in perspective. He felt that it was his way of honoring a scientist's ultimate sacrifice to free a world from a nightmare that he now felt was barely postponed. The reporter felt that the length of postponement depended on how humanity acted in the future but after reporting on Korea, he had no such prospects that he would live even for the next ten years. He would brood about the matter for the entire journey home, preventing him from getting much sleep.


Next one is from Godzilla 1984.

The reason why the ending turned out the way it did was because of a scene in Godzilla 1985 where the US general is complaining to Martin that if the Japanese found out a way to stop Godzilla 30 years ago, why can't they now and Martin telling them if they had been there, they would have realized that firepower of any kind or magnitude is not the answer. I thought that this meant that he had only read a little about Steve Martin's report on the destruction and didn't catch the line that Martin said ,"Neither man nor his machine can stop this creature".