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10 Awesome Mutant Monsters For Godzilla 2
We line up the Atomic Age's scariest beasties for the monster sequel

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Some topics are too grim even for cinema to tackle head on – and let’s not forget that this is the medium that brought us The Smurfs 2 – and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki definitely fall into that category. Instead, movies tackled the horrors of the nuclear age the way any sensible person would: with MASSIVE MUTANT MONSTERS. From Japan, where the A-bomb gave birth to B-movies giddy with scaly creations that would eat you (and the town you grew up in) in a Toyko minute, to Hollywood, where if it was worth doing, it was worth doing with giant killer ants, carnage reigned for a decade. If you’d nuked the fridge during this period it probably would have sprouted legs and breathed flaming Primula. Here are ten of the hairiest, more radioactive critters that we'd like to bring back for Godzilla to tackle in the sequel to this year's film...

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Movie: Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Giant space wyrm Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (not to be confused with Ghidorah The Explorer) is an obvious 'Zilla 2 adversary. Like Rocky and Apollo Creed, the pair have history. The multi-noggined one brought a Harryhausen-like touch of the prehistoric to the Toho universe back in the mid-'60s and, with its three dragon heads providing hitherto unwitnessed levels of multi-tasking, it could again prove a worthy adversary to Gojira. Nobody wants to fight three Martian Smaugs all at the same time.

 

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