All I can say about this film is that it was the right people at the right time. Ishiro Honda was 'somewhat' of a novice director at the time, and he wanted to make a statement on the horrors of not only nuclear disaster, but of war itself, based on what he had seen in his own experience. Eiji Tsuburaya had made a name for himself recreating many of the great naval battles of World War II in miniature form, but was always looking for that one project to pay tribute to his inspiration as a filmmaker (I need not mention it, do I?). And Akira Ifukube was able to see the rushes, via Eiji Tsuburaya, and know exactly how to put music to such a bizarre concept (for Japanese sensibilities anyway). And he created such an iconic roar, to boot. Gojira is as straight-forward as you can get for a movie. Perhaps even painfully so. But the fact remains, it's a damn-good movie.
"EVERYONE FORGET YOUR TROUBLES! ENJOY YOURSELVES!THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!" - Gigantis The Fire Monster
"It was HUGE...It was...IT WAS LIKE A MONSTER!!! Suddenly the rocks rose...ALIVE!" - Godzilla 1985