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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
"Gojira tai Mekagojira" (original title)

 -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  March 1977 (USA)
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Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.



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Yasuzô Ogawa ...
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Godzilla squares off against his (arguably) greatest and most powerful foe
24 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll be fair and say that after the dismal "Godzilla vs. Megalon" (1973), long-time series director Jun Fukuda's "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" (1974) was a welcome return-to-form for the then-fledgling "Godzilla" series of films of the Showa Era. For the longest time, "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla," in my opinion, I believed was one of the best films of the Showa series, and I still believe that.

In this film, the Simians, ape-like aliens from a distant galaxy similar to ours, have their eyes set on Earth's destruction. To accomplish this task, they've built the cyborg monster Mechagodzilla. Of course, much like the Terminator cyborg, Mechagodzilla appears wearing a rubber disguise of the real Godzilla. Soon enough, the real Godzilla does appear and unmasks his robotic doppelganger, revealing the creature in all its shiny, space titanium glory.

Mechagodzilla is unique amongst Toho kaiju (monsters) because it is the only monster, in any incarnation of the character, to ever actually come close to actually killing the great King of the Monsters. Yes, that's right. Godzilla actually comes pretty close to biting the big one in no due part to his heavily armed, heavily armored mechanical twin nemesis; Lord knows, Godzilla does bleed enough during his final confrontation with Mechagodzilla to warrant a young one to cover their eyes in horror at Our Monster Hero bleeding profusely during battle with an enemy that may just send him to his maker. (I don't believe any other monster has ever come close to accomplishing this task, not even the monster Destoroyah from 1995's "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.") But Godzilla does have some help here, mostly in the form of long-time ally Anguirus (who throws the humans onto the evil aliens' plot) and series newcomer King Caesar, a monster-god of Okinawan origin that is an awkward combination of a dog and a lion.

A lot of people will comment about the special effects here, which are flawed indeed due to Toho's well-documented financial troubles in the early 1970s. But that doesn't stop the fact that "Godzilla vs. Mechagodziila" does have some of the best pyrotechnic effects of any film from the Showa series. I'm talking about when Godzilla and Mechagodzilla first fight at the oil refinery, to Godzilla's "shocking" return to Monster Island where he recharges after said fight, and the final three-way showdown between Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and King Caesar in Okinawa.

"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" is still one of my favorites, though, despite its flaws. It features a key supporting role from the late, great, long-time "Godzilla" actor Akihiko Hirata as Professor Miyajimi (he first appeared as the tortured Dr. Serizawa in the original 1954 "Godzilla"), who is kidnapped and forced by the aliens to help repair Mechagodzilla after the monster's head controls are damaged during its initial confrontation with Godzilla. There's also a lot of James Bond-like intrigue thrown into the plot, amongst various other elements from American spy movies, which were incredibly popular at the time and allow the film to flow at an incredibly rapid pace. This movie also has one of the most beautiful and exotic scores (by Masaru Satoh) of any film from the Showa series, largely because it makes good use of the alternating mainland Japan/Okinawan locations in the story.

"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" was followed by a direct sequel titled "Terror of Mechagodzilla" one year later in 1975, which would mark the end of the first generation of "Godzilla" pictures before "Godzilla 1985" (1984) marked the rebirth of the King of the Monsters for the Heisei series of films, and he was once again returned to his roots as a fearsome, rampaging menace.


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