Ok, so I’ve been sick for the past couple of days. And consequently, I haven’t wanted to move much from the couch. So what does one do when you’re in misery and just want something mindless to watch? Well, I can tell you what I do; I watch Godzilla movies.
I generally prefer the older ones, but I will watch something from the Millennium series if that’s all that’s available. These movies are a bit like comfort food for me. I have fond memories of watching marathons of them with my mom on weekends and riffing them a little. I’m generally not paying much attention to the plot, I’m in it for the monster fights. And the toy tanks that they use to attack the guys in rubber suits.
Some of my favorites include, pretty much anything involving Ghidorah (or King Ghidorah), Mothra works too, Godzilla vs. Hedorah (a.k.a. Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster) is fun; if utterly ridiculous. There’s quite a few on Netflix, mostly from the Showa Era, but you can find a few on Hulu as well including the aforementioned Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster; and Crackle has some as well, mostly the Millennium stuff.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go crawl under a blanket and watch some guys in rubber suits beat each other silly.