A princess from a small Himalayan country becomes possessed by the spirit of a Venusian (a Martian in the American version) and escapes a plane just as it explodes. As this happens a meteorite falls from the sky containing Ghidorah, the monster responsible for her planet's destruction. At the same time, Godzilla and Rodan emerge from hibernation and not only attack Japan, but each other as well. Mothra, along with its twin priestesses, attempt to convince Godzilla and Rodan to stop their fighting each other and to team up to fight the new monster. At the same time, the princess is being hunted by a group of assassins who want to kill her so that her enemies can take over her homeland.Written by
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In the original concept King Ghidorah was colored purple and his wings were rainbow colored. Also, the creature was to breath fire from it's three heads. In the final concept they emit lightning-like gravity rays and his skin is colored gold. Various publicity stills and promo material however still show parts of him in their original colors. On the movie's poster, only his body is colored gold, because the suit had not been finished when the shot was taken. See more »
In shots of the rocks and pick axes being pulled toward Ghidorah's meteor, you can see through the rocks and pickaxes. See more »
[Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra are conversing]
Good... good heavens, it looks like they're having a conversation. Oh... Why, Shindo, what do you think they're saying to each other?
Huh, how would I know? You expect me to understand monster talk?
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In the original version, Malmess arrives in Japan after Rodan emerges from Mt. Aso. However, the American version changes it to before Rodan's emergence from the crater. See more »
San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen: One of the best Toho films
When a world ending three headed monster by the name of Ghidorah arrives on earth chaos ensues!
Godzilla, Rodan & Mothra are all on the scene but fighting one another. Can Mothra and the martians convince them to work together to fight this seemingly unstoppable force?
So once again we have the grade A cheese, men in monster suits, stop motion animation, ridiculous fight scenes and terrible acting. And yet somehow/someway this is actually the best Toho film I've seen.
It suffers with all the usual tropes and arguably the plot is even worse than usual but it works and makes for a fun monster epic.
The Godzilla films are certainly niche and not for everyone but this is a fun little effort.
By this point it's actually starting to feel like a franchise
Builds up to a solid climax
Opening is really daft
Some of the outfits are embarassingly bad
Plot is a tad confuddled
Godzilla moves like a teletubby
Franchise is getting goofy
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
The mini martian ladies are growing on me
Mid battle giant monsters often enjoy games of catch with boulders
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