I have no idea why, but when I got home tonight from Boston, I watched almost all of kaiju super fest Rodan from 1956.
The movie attempts to find the same mournful tone as Gojira, but misses by a bit while still sticking a bummer of an ending onto an otherwise pretty spunky movie. Jamie was not a fan of Rodan, either as a movie or a muppet. I thought it had its charms, but Rodan's lack of atomic-fire-breathw as apparently a big red "x" against our flying petaranodon (or however the movie spelled pteranodon).
I also liked their models in this movie. They actually moved WHILE shooting.