Godzilla is an anglicized translation of the Japanese word Gojira. The name stems from the Japanese word for a gorilla and the Japanese word for a whale.
Godzilla is a classic horror movie known around the world. The plot of the movie is about a fire-breathing monster that terrorizes Japan after an atomic bomb awakens it from its centuries-old sleep. Many sequels and mash-up movies have been made with this beast, known as the "King of Monsters". The director of the movie has stated that Godzilla was created as a metaphor for the American obsession with atomic bombs and nuclear weapons.