Friday, January 18, 2013

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

A typhoon causes an enormous egg to wash ashore the beaches of Japan, where the greedy owner of Happy Enterprises is quick to claim it as his own in an attempt to exploit the scientific wonder as a tourist attraction. A pair of skeptical news reporters grow suspicious of his actions when they are approached by the two tiny Infant Island twins, who reveal that the egg belongs Mothra and that it must be returned lest they incur Mothra's wrath, but before the it has the chance to hatch, Godzilla resurfaces on a destructive path towards the egg. The two gargantuan monsters clash in the earth-shattering finale of MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA! The fourth film in the series pits the unstoppable force of nature against Earth's winged guardian in one of Godzilla's finest sequels! Screenwriter Shinichi Sekizawa delivers another playful and inventive script, with a central focus on the human element that is also indicative of Ishiro Honda's particular style. MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA sees the return of the Peanut Twins as Mothra's two protectors, who are imaginatively shrunken down to their miniature size as they try to warn of the coming danger. The battle that persists between Mothra and Godzilla is a spectacle, indeed, offering a wide range of attacks that keep the action fresh and exciting. Godzilla's appearance has started to become more anthropomorphized, with a shortened snout and forward-facing eyes. Akira Ifukube provides another wonderful reprisal of his dramatic scores, with more stunning miniatures and special effects by master craftsman Eiji Tsuburaya. This memorable entry in the series is beloved by fans and ranks very highly within the series!

Monsters: Godzilla, Mothra.

Rating: 9/10.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh, glad you liked this one, because I will not stand any negative comments on this movie at the Gravyard.....none. :D Believe me, they have tried! :D Ask the crew....they all know better than to dis this one. Frog Queen's favorite Godzilla movie :) Dis this and she will take the tequilla/vodka/scotch away.... :D

    Cheers!

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  2. Woo hoo, high five on this one Froggie, glad you guys approve! I was very happy with this one, the Godzilla design in it has to be my favorite in the entire series =D

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  3. This is one of my favs. Im I gotta say it again man; final wars :D

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  4. lol Im getting there slowly, Im saving it for absolute last to close the series out with a bang, but Venoms has forwarned me that he felt the film was the absolute worst film in the series =D

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  5. My all-time Godzilla fav is Godzilla vs The Smog Monster, because it's so deeply nuts it actually achieves a sort of campy surreal brilliance. Destroy All Monsters has some wacky fun to it too. Anyone for Gamera?

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  6. I love Hedorah as well, its a really fun flick! Gamera is uber lame during the Showa era, but the Millennium films are some of the finest Kaiju Eiga ever!

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