We're seeing a new wave of interest in giant monster movies, in light of the arrival of Pacific Rim in theaters this Friday. But, of course, none of this would be possible without the one true big scaly lizard, Godzilla, who we're celebrating today in GIF form.
Godzilla has been around for twenty-eight movies, one terrible remake, and a lot of licensing and merchandising. Even though the dignity and attempt at larger social commentary in the first film was quickly discarded in favor of giant monsters performing wrestling moves on each other, Godzilla is and remains the most beloved giant monster of them all. Also, he is a rich source of ridiculous GIFs, such as...
Sadly, this is far from the most humiliating moment in the licensing of the Godzilla franchise.
Oh, Minilla. You'll always suck.
Don't worry, Jet Jaguar gets his revenge.
We have no idea what, precisely, this is from, but a tiny metal-eating Godzilla is kind of amazing.
See, Gigan, that's what you get for being a dick.
And finally, even dogs are scared of Godzilla.