The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil Battra to destroy us. The Cosmos, as the girls are called, offer their help by calling Mothra to battle the creature. Unfortunately, Godzilla also appears and a three way battle begins that threatens to destroy Japan. Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
This film's origin went back to 1990 with the concept Mothra Vs. Bagan. The film would include battles all across Asia in places like Shanghai and Bangkok. However, when Gojira tai Biorante (1989) failed, Toho blamed the fact that an unfamiliar monster was used and this project was put on hold to give Godzilla another shot with Gojira tai Kingu Gidora (1991). See more »
When Battra first makes landfall, as the terrified Japanese pedestrians are running for their lives, take note of a woman to the right of the screen wearing a brown pant suit and carrying a black purse. She is still running in the next crowd scene on the sidewalk. The next time we see her, she is running up the stairs from the subway, having apparently taken the "A" train to escape the rampaging monster. See more »
[using her psychic powers to locate Cosmos]
Wait, turn off the radio! I can hear it... their song... it's close!
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One of the oddest and most enjoyable of the heisei series!
I've seen this film get ragged on several times, and I can see why--the fight scenes aren't up to snuff with G vs. MechaG2 and Destroyer, but sometimes you don't wanna see something quite as big and heavy as destroyer, and it seems to me that Mothra is the answer, especially when you have guests and want a film that will entertain everyone. For one, despite the characters being stupid, they are really enjoyable and it is the one G film (short of 54) that I have found the characters as interesting as the monsters--I mean, who can't bust out laughing when the girl asks the cosmos to call off mothra so her dad can get a real job? This show really is one silly thing after another, but in the big bombastic sense that no one other than toho seems to have mastered. Mothra going off into space is just an added goody. Short of G54 (again, a quite different film) this would probably be one of my first picks for introducing someone to G, along with MechaG2. Also includes revamped versions of the music from Mothra and G vs. Mothra movies from the 60's, so this is a real treat for fans.
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