Somehow, the line of Godzilla movies didn't play in my family's house. I do recall watching bits of Godzilla vs. Megalon during a TNT Monstervision marathon, but that film wasn't exactly geared to make anyone want to watch those films. Earlier than that, however, I rented my first Godzilla movie from the local Red Basket: Godzilla vs. Gigan! Yeah, a giant metal monster with a buzz saw in his chest and hooks for hands! What kid wouldn't like it?
And yet, I was still repulsed by the film. Not because of Godzilla himself (he did his best with the material, I have great respect for him as an actor) but because of the aliens who were pulling the strings behind Gigan: a couple of giant cockroaches! Ewww! Yuck! Bugs! It may have been years since Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom but I still had no love for big bugs. Those stinkin' cockroaches ruined the movie for me.