Godzilla Screen Time

By MortimerTGraves for Movies


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Who doesn’t love a good old fashion giant monster battle that destroys everything and anybody around it.  A clash of titans that bring claws, tails, teeth, and a host of radioactive attacks, from fire breath, to laser eyes.  Since the 1954 we have had a new Godzilla movie to fill our desire of wanton destruction ever few years.  Untold number of fans were first introduced to horror by the rampaging King of all alpha predators. Our horror baptism by fire was radioactive and coming out of the Big Green King mouth. But it seems the younger fans are complaining about there not being enough screen time given to the King.  Well we have the run times of the King of Monsters in his best movies in the Showa and Heisei productions.  Let us look and see if this is something we have never experienced before.


SHOWA
Gojira - (8:45 out of 96 minutes) 9.1%
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - (8:45 out of 80 minutes) 10.9%
Godzilla Raids Again - (8:30 out of 82 minutes) 10.0%
King Kong vs. Godzilla - (9:15 out of 97 minutes) 9.5%
Mothra vs. Godzilla - (10:30 out of 88 minutes) 11.9%
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster - (8:00 out of 93 minutes) 8.6%
Monster Zero - (5:45 out of 94 minutes) 6.1%
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster - (13:00 out of 87 minutes)14.9%
Son of Godzilla - (12:00 out of 86 minutes) 13.9%
Destroy All Monsters - (8:30 out of 89) 9.5%
Godzilla's Revenge - (8:15 out of 70 minutes) 11.8%
Godzilla vs. Hedorah - (20:30 out of 85 minutes) 24.1%
Godzilla vs. Gigan - (16:15 out of 89 minutes) 18.6%
Godzilla vs. Megalon - (10:30 out of 81 minutes) 12.9%
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla - (8:00 out of 84 minutes) 9%
Terror of MechaGodzilla - (9:30 out of 83 minutes) 11.5%
 
Showa average: 12.1% or 10.4 minutes.


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HEISEI
The Return of Godzilla - (19:00 out of 103 minutes) 18.4%
Godzilla vs. Biollante - (16:45 out of 104 minutes) 16.1%
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - (14:45 out of 103 minutes) 14.3%
Godzilla & Mothra: Battle for Earth - (15:15 out of 102) 15%
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2 - (27:00 out of 102) 26.5%
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla - (19:45 out 108) 18.2%
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah - (20:15 out of 103) 19.6%

Heisei average: 18.3% or 18.9 minutes.
 

So there we have it kids.  On average Godzilla has around 14 minutes of screen per movie. But what a action packed 15 minutes that is.  I will admit, I was surprised at some of these totals.  But it is what it is.  So lets order our tickets now for the next movie.  However in the mean time, lets pop in our favorite Zilla movie and relive some happy childhood memories.

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