An outright disaster in all forms. A G-cell from Godzilla trails off of Mothra in space after their last encounter, then fuses with exploded stars to create a new superbeast: Spacegodzilla. The creature returns to earth, while the UN attempts to rid the world of both creatures using their own new robotic creation Mogera. Whether it was due to bad scripting or terrible dubbing, trying to follow the storyline surrounding the human characters was one of the most incoherent and mind-numbing experiences of my life. The film feels like a jumble of random events, and includes telepathic characters, a brief appearance by Godzilla Jr, and the return of the Mothra's singing twins, none of whom have any place or particular importance in the film. Though Spacegodzilla offers an excellent new costume design, his abilities are ill-defined and he is anything but a formidable foe. The final battle between the two reptilian menaces and the robot is drawn out and anti-climactic, and may be the first time I have ever prayed for the fighting to end in any Godzilla film. While the miniature settings are still up to par with most other Toho efforts, there are times when the battles reflect a bad episode of Power Rangers, thanks mostly in part to the unnecessary addition of Mogera. All of this is set to a John Williams-esque score, which only enhances the goofiness. For Godzilla purists only, and even then its a stretch.
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