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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When Mothra disembarks from her "podium" after "chatting" with Godzilla and Rodan, a string is visible around the center of her back for a split second. 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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The American version cuts out the end of the scene in Princess Salno's hotel room. At the end of the scene Shindo hears the explosion of a ship Godzilla destroys just as he is about to come ashore. See more »
...into a mediator! Mothra has many talents, including the ability to be a monster counselor. I love it!
I've been watching all the Godzilla movies sequentially, and this one was surprisingly enjoyable and well done. The human characters are likable and actually have brains. The story is well-written and has a lot of elements in it that help keep your interest. For example, the parts where there are no monsters fighting are interesting. Usually, the human interaction parts are boring. Plus, we get to see FOUR monsters in this one - AWESOME! And last, but not least - The Peanuts. Any movie with the Peanuts has to be good (well, maybe...) And, I love the woman playing the princess/Venusian. She is drop-dead gorgeous. Her face is so beautiful. The story-line concerning her adds much to the film.
All of my comments are about the original Japanese version with English sub-titles. This is a very solid movie and can be enjoyed by people that might not love monster movies. If you love monster movies, you'll be in monster heaven...
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