Friday, 22 January 2016

Review: Mothra vs Godzilla (1964) (January 2016)

Mothra vs Godzilla (1964)... will the BIG G Destroy Japan, again?
It was time to cross over the Kaiju monster Franchise, again from Toho. It's Mothra vs Godzilla (1964). A giant monster-sized egg washes up on shore in Japan where the natives, news and media have been taken in by it's attention! Before the scientists get to study the egg, greedy corporate business men claim the giant item for themselves in order to display for their own gain. It is revealed that egg belongs to the Adult Mothra - from Mothra (1961) and the twin fairies known as The Shobijin warn the men to give the egg back as this upsets mother-nature's earth balance! The business men also want the twin Shobijin.

Godzilla rises from the ground and throws a fit and wants to destroy Japan in his usual rage! It's up to the ageing Adult Mothra to try and save the day with a plea from Japan to prevent the destruction from Godzilla. What is in the egg? Will Mothra be able to save Japan in time?

Another full-color, Tohoscope outing sees a vengeful Godzilla take on Japan, it's military and Mothra in this film cross-over. Mothra is a huge moth-creature with a giant wing-span able to destroy cities and fight the BIG G - however, this time she is on the side of humanity! Ishiro Honda would direct, again. Akira Ifukube would also score the film! The film also stars in a leading role, Akira Takarada (Gojira [1954]). It was released in the USA as Godzilla vs the Thing!




2 comments:

  1. i love the original godzilla but i get confused with all the sequels. is there one of the sequels you'd recommend above all the others?

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  2. You could try The Return of Godzilla or something from the 80's or 90's? That was when the G movies were considered taken serious again with modern special effects at the time! :-)

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