Today’s review of this episode of Soundtrack Cinema is Shin Godzilla, which came out in 2016. It focuses on the same stories as so many other Godzilla films, which involve Japan being terrorized by a monster known as Godzilla, who leaves a path of destruction within the city, and it’s up to the government to figure out how to stop him. The character of Godzilla is pretty interesting as not only is he a well-known monster alongside King Kong ( even fighting against or with him on multiple occasions), but he is also a character that represents nature itself depending on whatever role a writer or director would take of him as an allegory. He can be a hero/anti-hero defending the environment in one movie. On the other, he’s a villain terrorizing the city as a metaphor for the atomic bomb or environmental disaster. Here in Shin Godzilla, he once a gain takes on the role of the monster creating destruction caused by humanity, but in modern times. Yet it is still one of the best Godzilla films within the franchise, not just in its story with the characters trying to find a way to save Japan, but through its use of cinematography and effects. Especially with how he took a more creative approach to the Godzilla design by giving a different look from how he started before evolving into the Godzilla everyone knows and loves, just with a scarier and horror-like approach in the design. It sets itself apart from other Godzilla films but stays true to its origins with a creative risk. Overall, it’s a great film, and I highly recommend it if you want to see a more scary-looking Godzilla.

Cinema Playlist

Persecution of the Masses
Shin Godzilla
Light The City Up
Cut The Lights
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Red Veiled Nuns
Will Bates
El amor es complicado
Joseba Beristain
Unicorn Wars
The Cupcake
Bear McCreary
Happy Death Day
Olive Branch
Original Lackadaisy
Running Away- Extended
Infinity Train
Infinity Train: Book 1
To My Son
Daniel Pemberton
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Main Title
Akira Ifukube
Godzilla 1954
The Creation
Franz Waxman
The Bride of Frankenstein
Out For Love
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Andrew Underberg, Sam Haft
Hazbin Hotel
King Kong
James Newton Howard
King Kong
Le moulin
Yann Tiersen
Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Pulain ( Amelie)
The Secret Swim
James Newton Howard
From Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Game Over
Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe