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Godzilla in a tag team match against his old foe and a new one.
I like this Godzilla movie now that I have seen it again on DVD. In fact it has become one of my favorites of the original Godzilla movies. What I like most is the characters in it and the investigative scenes where they try to figure out just what is going on. Of course there is also the cool monster fighting, but I just did not find the monster fighting to be the highlight of this one. This one has a guy hired on to draw monsters for a new kind of theme park that has kind of a monster theme, but is also aimed to open a door to to some sort of absolute peace. There does seem, however, to be something deeply suspicious about the people who work at this place. There is also a mysterious tape reel stolen by a girl that may add some light to the mystery. The guy hired to draw teams up with this girl and a guy to figure out what is behind the disappearance of her brother. We soon learn the identity of the men and the reason behind their theme park, but by that time it is to late as the monsters Gidorah and Gigan are unleashed upon Japan. Fortunately, Godzilla and Anguriahs come to the rescue. The fighting here is okay, but part of the fighting between Godzilla and Gidorah looks suspiciously like it came from another of their movies as all the fighting here takes place at the theme park and some scenes look nothing like the area. This is also the first Godzilla movie to feature Godzilla bleeding, I love the scenes where Gigan cuts Godzilla's shoulder, so did the makers of this film because they used it in Godzilla vs Megalon as well. In fact there are quite a few scenes from this movie in that one. That one also features kind of a tag match up however I didn't like it nearly as much as I didn't care for the characters in that one.
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