Archives for April 2014
By Vincent Teh
I love movies, I always have and I always will. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a geek and neither would I ingratiate myself with the pointy eared and leotard sporting fan boys at the Comic-Cons, I do consider myself the Rain Man of movies. Although my not inconsiderable knowledge in all things silver screen has proven to be very handy in pub quizzes and movie charades, when it comes to impressing the female of my species, let’s just say I am no Casanova. I have learnt to limit my conversations with the ladies to “hello” and “goodbye”, or sometimes if I am bold enough, to drop in a few casual remarks on the current or projected meteorological development. I’ve learnt this the hard way, as last year I was “advised” (several contusions and fractured ribs) by my colleague that some ladies (herself included) do not necessarily appreciate being compared to Godzilla, no matter how tall they are.
While I now appreciate that an insignificant few may take offence at being likened to a monstrous reptile, I honestly believe that most of us should happily embrace the moniker. Because for all its general unpleasantness, its penchant for wanton property destruction, its complete disregard for human life, its scaly flabby unprepossessing features, there is no denying that Godzilla is one of the world’s most bankable superstars.