Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.
As a time travel story, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH isn't very good.
As a knock-down drag out kaiju flick, it's a must-see.
Three years after his battle with Biollante, Godzilla still poses a threat to Japan(so what else is new?). At this point, visitors from the distant future appear out of nowhere and offer to get rid of Mr. G by erasing his existence. Unfortunately, they replace him with King Ghidorah and threaten to wipe out Japan unless the government caves into their demands to rebuild the country on their terms. To no one's surprise, one of the visitors happens to be a descendant of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.(just kidding folks!)
On the minus side, GxKG contains plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. One example being, if Godzilla was erased from history, why do people from the present time still acknowledge his existence?
On the plus side, there is enough monster mayhem to make up for any shortcomings. The battle scenes and city stomping are among the best seen in any movie of its kind. Along with that, there is the most inane Plan-nine-from-outer-space type dialog (this among the American "actors" on the battleship) ever seen in a Godzilla movie. It's bad enough to be entertaining!
Overall, GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH is worth the time...and you can tell that to your son when he's born, Major Spielberg!
Rating: **** out of ***** (original Japanese version)
- Nov 24, 2003