WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS takes place five years following the events in FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, where the Frankenstein creature Sanda is located by the Japanese scientists that raised him in order to bring him back to Tokyo to face off against his violent doppelganger Gaira. Each of the characters and events in this cheaply made sequel are empty and one-dimensional, serving only as another excuse to pit two more larger than life monsters on the big screen. Sanda bears little resemblance to his previous self, and both of the Gargantuas look like matted carpet strewn over shabbily applied make-up designs. What GARGANTUAS lacks in depth and heart, it more than makes up for in its monster melees, with more screen time given to the brawling beasts than in most other entries of the Showa era. Unfortunately, the battles (much like the direction and effects) are entirely uninspired, which makes WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS one of the low points in both Ishiro Honda and special effects coordinator Eiji Tsuburaya's fantasy film careers.
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