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Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
"Mosura" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  14 December 1996 (Japan)
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A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.

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Megumi Kobayashi ...
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Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Aki Hano ...
Kazuki Futami ...
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Maya Fujisawa ...
Wakaba
Kenjirô Nashimoto ...
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Hitomi Takahashi ...
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Hiroko Tanaka ...
Shiraishi
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A logging and mining company working in Northern Japan disrupts a set of magical seals buried undergound, causing the release of Death Ghidora, an enormous, three-headed monster that had previously wiped out all life on Mars and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth. When Death Ghidora begins sucking the life out of the environment, the only thing that can save the planet from destruction is Mothra, the giant flying insect. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Masterful blend of goofiness, spectacle, giant moths, and heartfelt emotion
14 September 2003 | by (Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain) – See all my reviews

If you can imagine one of those goofy old Mothra flicks with great soundtrack music, good acting, very nice cinematography, and special effects at least as good as those in "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," then you can imagine "The Rebirth of Mothra." Though obviously aimed at kids, and with all the genre's intrinsic ridiculousness firmly intact, the movie is a resounding success on it's own terms mainly because the filmmakers of this entry in the series wisely chose to downplay the Sci-fi elements in favor of a magical fairy tale approach (there's a wicked witch and even a mini-mothra named "Fairy"). I know many may find this hard to swallow, but Rebirth of Mothra is a lot of fun for kids and kids-at-heart alike. And, no, I'm not kidding.


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