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Godzilla 1985 (1984)
Godzilla
Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn
Gojira
The Return of Godzilla

Nomination Year: 1992
SYNOPSIS:  Godzilla returns to step on Tokyo. After the usual conventional weapons don't work on the monster, they try to poison him by firing capsules into his mouth. This nearly succeeds, but some dying Russian launches a nuke at Godzilla and revives him. Raymond Burr's in it, but not much. Particularly funny is how every Japanese person speaks in dubbed English, every Russian speaks in Russian with English subtitles, and every American speaks normal English -- even when all together -- and everyone understands each other.

Stupidest-Looking Monster

Still Stupid-Looking After All These Years
The big guy himself. Let's face it: Godzilla really does look like a guy in a giant rubber lizard suit. That's how Nature made him. To alter that is to destroy the very essence of Godzilla. Just take a look at the Matthew Broderick version, which was far less like Godzilla and more like Jurassic Park meets Alien.

Worst Science

There's More Than One Birdbrain in This Turkey
The group of Japanese scientists is pondering what to do about Godzilla. The tagalong photographer mentions in passing that Godzilla stopped his attack on the nuclear power plant when a flock of birds flew by. The head scientist snaps his fingers. "That's it!" On the computer, he shows the group an X-ray of Godzilla's brain (somehow taken long-distance, of course). His brainstorm: "Godzilla's lizard-brain is like a bird's. If we rig up a loudspeaker to make bird noises, he might follow that sound!" So, in other words: Tweet at Godzilla and he'll follow you.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Raymond Burr His deep voice is well-known, as is his only-Western-actor role in the original Godzilla 
Keiju Kobayashi  
Ken Tanaka  
Yasuko Sawaguchi  
Kenpachiro Satsuma the man in the suit ("Godzilla" itself from Godzilla 1985 onward) 
Director Claim to Fame
Koji Hashimoto  
R.J. Kizer husband to cousin of sarah-marie belcastro 

Bryan Cassidy

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