.., Godzilla was all glowing orange badass in ‘Godzilla vs Destoroya’ (1995)
History lesson: Did you know the ‘Godzilla‘ franchise comes in three ages or series? Well it does. The Showa series (1954 – 1975), the Heisei series (1984 – 1995), and the Millennium series (1999 -2004). Each time the big guy is basically destroyed, ready to be reinvented after a theatrical hiatus (and temporary rights sale to a major US studio). 1995’s ‘Godzilla vs Destoroya‘ (they couldn’t get a copyright for the term Destroyer) was the final film in the Heisei series, so it was time to kill Zilla off for a wee while. How do they do it? Basically his heart is a nuclear reactor gone into bat-shit-crazy meltdown. Visualised by Godzilla glowing and pulsating a radioactive orange, giving off all kinds of smoke and steam, and being even more bad tempered and pissed than usual. I.e. he’s having a bad fucking day. I for one loving radioactive, glowing, Godzilla and think he looks frickin badass.