Resurgence of a monster classic


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Shin Godzilla will play at Massey's Auckland campus
on March 7.

Japan is plunged into chaos with the appearance of a giant monster in Shin Godzilla – the 31st Japanese-produced film in the globally popular Godzilla series.

The 2016 science fiction film, screening at Massey University’s Auckland campus next month, begins on a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic. At first, people suspect the eruption was caused by volcanic activity, but one young government executive dares to wonder if it may be something different … something alive.

His worst nightmare comes true when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake.

As the government scrambles to save its citizens, a team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side – the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Shin Godzilla will screen at Massey University’s Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday March 7. The monthly Japanese films play on the first Wednesday of the month, at 6.15pm. Preceding the main feature is a short documentary on life and culture in Japan, which starts at 6pm. Unless specified, the films are screened in the Atrium Round Room on the ground floor of the Atrium Building. There is free parking available on campus.

Shin Godzilla is rated M – suitable for mature audience, 16 years and over

Director: Hideaki Anno

Running time: 119 minutes

For more information on the Japanese films visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland website here.

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