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 vs. Gigan was originally released in Japanese theaters in 1972 and was the kaiju's twelfth sequel, becoming just one of the many films that have helped turn it into one of the longest-running film franchises in the world, with well over 30 films altogether,
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.