A typhoon washes ashore a gigantic egg. It's soon claimed by greedy entrepreneurs who refuse to return it to its rightful owner, Mothra. Soon Godzilla arises near Nagoya, washed ashore by the same typhoon.
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
Koji Kobayashi, a spotter for a Japanese fishing fleet crash lands his plane on a barren island. His best friend, Shoichi Tsukioka, manages to find him and lands his plane next to his so he can be rescued. The two pilots are shocked when they see two giant monsters waging war before falling into the ocean. The two pilots race back to Japan to inform the government what they saw. Soon the world comes to the realization, that a monster closely related to the original Godzilla is on the loose as well as a new monster named Angilas. Soon, the two monsters arrive in Osaka where they resume their battle. Will the two monsters destroy Osaka before they ultimately destroy each other?Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
"Trying to please a woman is like swimming the ocean."
First Godzilla sequel isn't on the level of the original film, artistically speaking, but it is entertaining as a simple monster movie. The story this time has Godzilla (called Gigantis in the English version and explained to be a different creature from the first film) fighting with another monster called Anguirus. Turns out Godzilla and Anguirus have a rivalry that dates back millions of years. The same H-bomb tests that awoke the first Godzilla awoke these two. Now they're battling it out and everybody's worried they will destroy Japan in the process.
Like most Godzilla movies, it's all pretty silly but hard to dislike. The English dubbing is very enthusiastic. In some parts the atmosphere is tarnished by the overly perky narration but it's all fun so I didn't mind it much. More critical viewers might be put off by it though. The special effects are hokey but that's part of the joy of watching these old movies. Anguirus is a spiky-backed creature that, we're told, "has brains in several parts of his body." Which is hilarious if you think about it. The action scenes and fight scenes between the two monsters are very cool. I would compare watching this to watching one of the many Universal horror sequels or some of the low-budget American sci-fi flicks of the '50s. They are flawed movies but endlessly entertaining if you aren't too demanding.
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