Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
Hollywood loves a good monster battle, and where better to turn for inspiration than the animal kingdom? Traits from real animals can provide clues about the fighting prowess of Kong and Godzilla.
How do you solve a problem like Godzilla? It’s not too tricky to work out if you are a mathematician…
Godzilla might be radioactive and toxic but he’s also a ‘green’ monster. As the latest ‘King of the Monsters’ film rampages across our screens, it’s time to investigate his ecological credentials.
Popular monsters often reflect humanity’s greatest fears. Godzilla, with its destructive rampages, is the foremost monster for our age of environmental threat.
Monster movies are currently rampaging across the globe. Their popularity shows us how Hollywood’s place in world cinema is changing.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.
The emptiness that is the product of American bombs rumbles, and from within the cracks of imperialisms, both Western and Eastern, emerges an uncontrollable monster.