Saturday, May 10, 2014
First, I gave my students an introductory lecture about Gareth Edwards' Monsters, duly noting that Edwards had gone on to direct the new Godzilla.
Then, after I screened Monsters, ace publicist Jennifer Kane visited the class to give students passes for a Godzilla screening, Godzilla Frisbees, Godzilla dogtags and Godzilla buttons.
And then I gave the final exam, a multiple-choice test. One question: What summer blockbuster was directed by the director of Monsters: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes or Godzilla?
And so help me God: A few students got the question wrong.
But here's the corker: I was wearing a freakin' Godzilla T-shirt the whole time. And I even showed them this video.
Maybe I'm not really cut out for this teaching stuff after all.