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Loyal Japanese 'Godzilla' fans have doubts about US remake

by Take Two

Above, Haruo Nakajima taking a break during the filming of "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster" (1966). Photo courtesy of Sonoe Nakajima

Warner Brothers' latest iteration of the "Godzilla" franchise opens in U.S. theatres today.

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The film won't appear in its native Japan until later this summer..., but fans of the colossal creature have had the chance to see the trailer. Let's just say they're not incredibly impressed with what they've seen so far, 

The AP's Japan Correspondent Yuri Kageyama took to the streets of Tokyo to talk to Godzilla fans.  She says some people there don't think this new Godzilla is a true monster — or Kaiju — like the original. 

Even Haruo Nakajima, the actor who wore the original Godzilla suit, told Kageyama that his version of the monster was the best and only true version. 

"It's not some cowboy movie," Nakajima told Kageyama. "Everyone asks me to play Godzilla again. My Godzilla was the best."

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