When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new creature, Space Godzilla. Space Godzilla heads to Earth to confront Godzilla, Junior Godzilla, and the new G-Force robot, MOGERA. Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Godzilla's 40th anniversary movie. Unlike most other "milestone" films, this one is often overlooked as it was not a financial, a critical nor a creative success. This might partly be blamed on its rushed production: the American Godzilla (1998) adaptation was meant to come out in 1994, but its production got delayed, so Toho Studios had to produce further Godzilla movies in order to keep the brand going. See more »
Cables suspending the Moguera visible in certain daylight shots. See more »
This is one of those movies that it infuriates me to see so many people get very analytical on. Most people find all so many things to harp on, they forget this movie (and most of the series) is made to entertain. Lots of people criticize the plot, but who really goes into a kaiju fighting movie looking for deep meaning (there are a FEW exceptions)?
Setting that aside, let's get to the review. The plot deals with a monster bred in space that comes to earth to battle Godzilla. It's origins are ambiguous: Biollante or Mothra are responsible in one way or another. After Godzilla is defeated in the first encounter, both monsters retreat and then both tear up Japan as they head towards the final battleground: Fukuoka.
Personally, I thought Space Godzilla was cool. He was quite a difficult opponent to fight. Godzilla's breath for the most part wasn't effective. I liked his design also. The final battle goes on for quite long as Godzilla and a robot ally, MOGUERA take Space Godzilla in a giant crystal fortress. There were some ambitious ideas involving telekinesis; both Space Godzilla and Megumi Odaka use it during the film. I liked the score, it's a lot better than it's given credit for. My favorite part is the destruction montage of Godzilla destroying various cities on his way to Fukuoka. Great special FX and great musical accompaniment.
Overall, an entertaining film.
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