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10 things you need to know about Godzilla

Published on May 3, 2014 11:14 AM
A Godzilla fan looks at a 1-metre tall statue at a Godzilla art exhibition in Tokyo on May 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

The mother of all monsters - Godzilla - was in the news recently, and not just because there is a Hollywood remake of the classic Japanese creature coming soon. 

The Japanese were apparently none too impressed with the latest iteration of Godzilla, calling it "fat", a "calorie monster", and having "eaten too many hamburgers"

Whether or not the thumbs down from Godzilla's home country will hit its box office sales remains to be seen. If you are going to watch the movie, which opens in Singapore on May 15, here are 10 things you need to know about the most iconic of kaijus. 

1) Godzilla first appeared in a self-titled film in 1954. The name is derived from the Japanese root words gorira (gorilla) and kujira (whale). 

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