How Does Your Favorite Godzilla Measure Up?

Back in my youth at the 62 Drive-In, an outdoor theater that I’ve talked about quite a bit on the site and on the Saturday Frights Podcast – they held a weekend long Godzilla marathon. First they played 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster from 1964, followed by 1967’s Son of Godzilla and then they closed that Friday night showing with 1968’s Destroy All Monsters!

Image courtesy of IMP Awards.

Image courtesy of IMP Awards.

They would actually do another Godzilla marathon the next year which is how I learned of Mechagodzilla and Mechani-Kong. Anyway, thanks to that magical marathon of my childhood I totally was hooked on Godzilla for life. Which is why I was so impressed when I stumbled on this fantastic size chart from @GMANonScified over on Twitter – well by way of Brian Ashcraft’s post on Kotaku if I’m being totally honest.
Image courtesy of GMAN by way of Kotaku.

Image courtesy of GMAN by way of Kotaku.

While I will admit that I’m a little disappointed that my first Godzilla from around the 1974 era is actually shorter than the 1998 Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin “Godzilla” I am glad that 2014’s version truly towers over that one – of course he/she is actually shorter than the version used in the upcoming (for the US) release of Godzilla Resurgence…which looks very scary actually.

[Via] New Trailer Buzz

A big thank you to IMP Awards for the Destroy All Monsters one-sheet image in the post above!


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