It's our long-anticipated Godzilla retrospective, as we count down all 28 films in the 62-year history of one of cinema's most enduring icons.
Before we dive into one of the longest-promised topics in the history of this podcast, we follow up on our cliffhanger from last week, as Sean reveals he’s been playing Persona 5 in Japanese, and shares some (spoiler-free) thoughts on a game we are all very excited for. Meanwhile, Jonathan offers his first impressions of the surprisingly wonderful Paper Mario: Color Splash for the Wii U, and Sean and Jonathan go through some recent movie, gaming, and TV news items. And for our main topic, we finally offer an in-depth retrospective of the beloved Godzilla franchise, just in time for the American release of Shin Godzilla, the first new film in the franchise from Toho in 12 years. Sean, a lifelong Godzilla aficionado, counts down all 28 films in the franchise – yes, you read that right, all 28 – as we explore the history of one of cinema’s most enduring icons.
Intro and Sean’s (Spoiler-Free) Persona 5 Thoughts: (0:00:00 – 0:25:08)
Jonathan Talks Paper Mario: Color Splash: (0:25:08 – 0:45:35)
News: (0:45:35 – 1:21:50)
Godzilla Retrospective Spectacular!: (1:21:50 – 3:33:08)