Godzilla's back in Japan after 12-year absence (VIDEO)

Godzilla's back in Japan after 12-year absence (VIDEO)A new film "Shin Godzilla," or "New Godzilla," now is showed in theatres in Japan and is promised for the U.S. and other countries later this year.

The film is inspired by the storyline of the 1954 original.

Also, Godzilla is no longer a result of nuclear testing. Instead, the monster recalls the March 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated northeastern Japan.

In the film, people measure the radiation around them and share information on social media, as they did five years ago. News conferences and meetings are filled with confusion and jargon, and government officials on screen even use the same word that was used to describe how unprepared Japan had been for the tsunami, "soteigai," or "beyond expectations."

Scenes of people fleeing from torrents of water, and later huddled in gymnasiums, bring back heartbreaking memories of the 2011 disaster.

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