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'Godzilla" true story: 2014 movie

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"Godzilla" a true story? Variety is reporting today that the "Godzilla" 2014 movie is expected to rake in at least $60 million on opening day. "Godzilla" 2014 aka "Gareth's Godzilla" is a sci-fi monster film that is inspired by the original 1954 version. That version was inspired by a true story. "Godzilla 2014" is directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham. The cast stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.

"Godzilla" 2014 synopsis/plot

When Jodie Brodie's family is destroyed after a so-called natural disaster occurs at a nuclear power plant in Japan, he dedicates the rest of his life trying to find out the truth. But when disaster strikes again 15 years later, Brodie is determined to prove that the United States government has been involved in a major cover-up for decades.

The true story or true stories that inspired the original movie involved the Lucky Dragon 5 aka Daigo Fukuryu Maru, as well as the Japanese atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to the article by Nolan Moore. Godzilla's historical origins were discussed in detail in a BBC documentary, entitled "Godzilla-King of the Monsters."

British director Gareth Edwards wanted to show the devastation, fear, panic and emotion that was most likely felt by the Japanese in the 1940's. It was that fear and panic that helped form the angry fire-breathing dragon that was seen in Toho's original 1954 Godzilla film. In an interview with Empire Magazine, Gareth Edwards said that he wanted this movie to have a serious tone like the original but with more emotion and realism.

Specifically, he states: "If you don't get close to tearing up in this film, then I've failed." Gareth Edwards goes on to tell Empire Magazine that the 'Godzilla 2014' movie displays some deeply emotional moments, something people "wouldn't normally expect from an epic-action movie like this, I don't think." The action-packed, emotionally-charged 2014 Godzilla movie will debut in theaters on May 16.

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'Godzilla' 2014 monsters are amazing

According to Variety, this movie is expected to make at least $60 million opening night. Other sites are speculating the numbers might be higher.

'Godzilla 1954' original movie
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'Godzilla 1954' original movie

The 1954 original Godzilla movie was inspired by events that took place on the Lucky Dragon 5, and also the disaster that happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Lucky Dragon 5-Daigo Fukuryū Maru
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Lucky Dragon 5-Daigo Fukuryū Maru

This event seemed to have started the whole idea of Godzilla. The original movie was born out of the fear and panic that the Japanese people experienced regarding these American government experiments and tests.