Originally a Jurassic creature that evolved from a sea reptile into a terrestrial monster, Godzilla is awakened by mankind’s nuclear weapons tests in the inaugural film.
Over time, the franchise itself has evolved, as Godzilla and other creatures in the films have become metaphors for social commentary on the real world.
Godzilla and his fellow kaiju monsters are more than mere entertainment icons – they have come to embody the emotions and social problems of our times.