Sunday, June 22, 2008


Perhaps Gamera has to make a solo US movie before this will happen, but every kid around my age argued about whether Gamera could beat Godzilla! The majority of us bet on Godzilla, but we never would know the answer to that question. I'm begging hollywood to answer my prayers, and buy the rights to use Gamera in the same movie as Godzilla. I know that they are from rival Japanese studios, which is why they've never appeared in the same movie. Still, Gamera was the second most popular Japanese monster, rivalling the actual Godzilla spinoffs: Mothra, Rodan, Ghidra (aka Monster Zero). Gamera could be introduced in a new Godzilla movie, but I suspect I'm kidding myself.

PS: For those who don't know, Gamera was a giant monster who resembled a turtle. She could pull her arms, legs, and head inside her scaly "shell," and shoot jet blasts out of the openings, enabling her to fly, usually in a spinning motion. She could also breath fire. Gamera might not be a "she," but was impregnated by another monster in one movie. Gamera and Godzilla would be great together, in a movie.

PPS: There is much speculation, and fan-produced material about it, if you Google "Gamera vs Godzilla." Not surprising, considering me & the boys were talking about it over 30 years ago. Hollywood should take note.