Godzilla II pays homage to original Japanese franchise through music and monsters

Godzilla II King Of The Monsters director and co-writer Michael Dougherty - with actress Zhang Ziyi, who plays a scientist in the movie - is a lifelong Godzilla obsessive who has loaded his film with references to the original Japanese works.
Godzilla II King Of The Monsters director and co-writer Michael Dougherty - with actress Zhang Ziyi, who plays a scientist in the movie - is a lifelong Godzilla obsessive who has loaded his film with references to the original Japanese works.

Opening in Singapore cinemas today, Godzilla II King Of The Monsters is the newest instalment in the longest-running movie franchise in history.

About three dozen films have been made since 1954's Godzilla, all but three of them by Japanese production company Toho.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2019, with the headline 'Film pays homage to original Japanese franchise through music and monsters'. Print Edition | Subscribe