This indicates that the monster is, indeed, in Cannes and quite worth my trip to the French shores. Not everyone seems to be overly intrigued by the possibility of Tokyo's favorite monster, now undoubtedly Americanized, being the closing film selection for the festival. Columbia Tristar has made a valiant effort, even releasing a Godzilla Invades Cannes type promotional mock newspaper around the streets closest to the Palais. Last seen, the papers were swirling around in mini circles caused by the approaching rain storms
Personally, if any monster movie was to close the ceremony, it
should have been "Godzilla v. The Destroyer." This film unites the
original cast of the movie together as they watch the death (perhaps
real, this time) of Godzilla, who suffers from a nuclear meltdown.
There is much sentimental value to this movie, especially since it
was the last Godzilla made before the death of monster creator
Tomoyuki Tanaka in 1997.
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