Film Analysis- Godzilla
Due: 11:59 pm, October 15, 2021
Please watch another feature-length Gojira/Godzilla movie from the list below to complete this assignment.
Shin Godzilla (2016)
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
These movies are available via online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, etc. Also, Casa Video, a local video store (2905 E
Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, http://www.casavideo.com), is a great resource. They have a shelf designated to Gojira/Godzilla on the 2nd floor.
After watching the original Japanese Gojira (1954) and another movie of your choice, critically analyze the two movies and discuss Godzilla’s significance in
cultural and historical contexts. To do so, answer the following questions:
What does Gojira/Godzilla symbolize?
How is the symbolism of the original Gojira preserved or evolved in the other movie? Why?
You are required to use specific examples from the movies and course readings to support and strengthen your argument. You may use up to two outside
sources to provide the cultural and historical contexts of the movie of your choice.
Your target audience is your classmates as well as your TAs and professor. Therefore, there is no need to summarize the original movie. However, you might
need to briefly summarize the movie of your choice, as not everyone in the class has watched it.
Although students are encouraged to discuss the assignment with one another, please keep in mind that this is an independent writing assignment. This
means that your work should be your own. Plagiarism will be dealt with strictly per the Code of Academic Integrity guidelines. Improper citations will be
Your paper should:
have a well-developed thesis
please highlight your thesis in your paper
be well organized and coherent with your thesis
includes an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion
ideas are well developed
evidence for your argument is providedinclude proper citations whenever you borrowed someone else’s idea
MLA with Works Cited page is preferred
both in-text citations and a list of references
reasonable font size, such as size 12
be at least 1,000 words, not including bibliography
if you wish, you can write a longer paper of at least 1500 words for extra credit
the file name should consist of: name of the assignment, your first name, and the initial of your last name. You should save your file in a format D2L can read,
such as Word, simple plain text, or PDF.