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Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
"Mosura 2 - Kaitei no daikessen" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  13 December 1997 (Japan)
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Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Kobayashi ...
Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Aki Hano ...
Hikari Mitsushima ...
Shiori Uranai / Little Girl
Masaki Otake ...
Kyohei Toguchi
Shimada Maganao ...
Yoji Miyagi
Atsushi Okuno ...
Mikio Kotani - Thin Fisherman
Hajime Okayama ...
Jun'ichi Nagase - Fat Fisherman
Maho Nonami ...
Princess Yuna
Mizuho Yoshida ...
Dagahra
Masahiro Noguchi ...
The Fisherman who pours Venom on
Kazushi Nemoto ...
Fisherman
Kentarô Sakai ...
Policeman in Ishigaki Island (as Kentaro Sakai)
Misako Konno ...
Toshiko Uranai / Shiori's Mother
Masahiro Sato ...
Tatsuzô Itoman - Funny Teacher
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Three kids join Mothra's priestesses on a journey to find the Lost Treasure of Nilai Kinai, an ancient lost "under-the-sea" civilization in hopes of preserving the Earth's declining environment. Pollution has unyielded the evil monster Dagahra, a monster seemingly too powerful for Mothra to vanquish. As a result, the environment's fate lies in the hands of the Lost Treasure. Written by Oliver Chu

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Good kid's fantasy -- with strings attached
8 April 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a really enjoyable movie, though aimed very much at kids. It reminded me of the old-style Gamera flicks, but with an important difference: the kid-heros behaved much more like real children than the insufferable brats of 60's monster movies.

However, my adult-brain has some reservations about it. Most of all, I found the inevitable "what I learned from the Monster" message appalling: the kids suggest it's best not to know too much, and much better to stay uninformed and let God straighten everything out. That's probably not the interpretation the film-makers wanted, but I thought that was what came across, loud and clear.

Another problem -- less serious and actually kind of endearing -- is the poverty of the special effects. Oh, don't get me wrong: some of the effects are first rate, especially those involving Mothra's transformations; and the matte shots are way ahead of the first "Mothra" (1996), where I found myself thinking of bad 70's sci-fi. But I've never seen more visible wire-work outside of a Full Moon picture. Otherwise impressive shots of Dagahrla streaking through the skies are ruined by the obvious cables running from its back. Then there's the Gogo, that bizarre Furby-like creature that creates miracles by peeing on things... even when you can't see the wire attached to his head, you just KNOW it's there.

Much more fun and far less ponderous than some of the later Godzilla flicks, this movie will appeal to anyone who has a lingering affection for the old Gamera movies, shortcomings and all. Just try not to think about it too much...


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