On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, our film critic Dana Stevens talks with staff writer Forrest Wickman and video producer Chris Wade about Godzilla, the latest take on the iconic movie monster, from director Gareth Edwards. What can be made of the movie's political intentions? How do the human characters hold up against the grand doom and desctruction wrought by the famous creature? Will the action sequences thrill its viewers?
Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.
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