aka Gojira Vs Supesugojira (Original Title)
106 min., 1994
Written by Kanji Kashiwa/Hiroshi Kashiwabara
Directed by Kenshô Yamashita
My rating: ★
A Godzilla from space… awesome! Except for all the wires.
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The movie begins with some strange crystals falling to Earth. Right after they hit we hear the classic roar of Godzilla. We then switch to our main characters that are heading to Birth Island to try and control Godzilla with a new project called Project T. The idea is to shoot a telepathic device into Godzilla and use a psychic to control him. One of the soldiers on the island has a different idea. He wants to kill Godzilla once and for all with a special bullet that has a blood coagulant in it. While they are messing with Godzilla, SpaceGodzilla fights with M.O.G.U.E.R.A. (who first appeared in the movie The Mysterians, although it looks completely different now), who was created to finish off Godzilla. SpaceGodzilla takes no time in taking down Moguera (yes this is the easier way to write it) and moves to take down LittleGodzilla. Godzilla comes to his rescue, but he doesn’t have enough to stop him, and SpaceGodzilla takes LittleGodzilla and puts him into a prison and then flies away. Can Godzilla save LittleGodzilla and can he beat the seemingly undefeatable SpaceGodzilla?
So I’m going to ignore the acting in the movie. They all do a good job, but no one really stands out. They all do a convincing job with their dialogue, but acting is the least of my worries when it comes to a Godzilla movie.
My biggest problem with the movie comes down to the effects. Now, normally they don’t bother me so much, especially in a Godzilla movie, but this time around the amount of wires that can be seen is just absurd. Don’t get me wrong, in almost every Godzilla movie you will see a wire or two, but they were just everywhere, and it didn’t even seem like they were even trying this time around. Seeing wires everywhere during a monster battle really sucks, and it really takes you out of the moment. In a Godzilla movie the monster battles really are the best part and when you are taken out of that moment, then the best part is ruined and the whole movie just ends up leaving a bad taste in your mouth.
The movie is just okay. The monster battle would have been awesome, if it wasn’t for all the goddamn wires. The acting was pretty good and the story was also pretty good, but in a Godzilla movie that’s not enough to save this one from being one of the worst. I really do like SpaceGodzilla. I think he’s a really great concept and a pretty badass monster, but again it comes down to the fight. Avoid this one unless you are a hardcore Godzilla fan, and even then, in the end, it’s really just not worth it. Except for LittleGodzilla! Damn he’s so fucking cute!
Award for Cutest Monster Ever goes to: LittleGodzilla
This little monster is just crazy cute! Everything he does is just cute! The way he walks, cute! His little roar, cute! I’m on cute fucking overload! My head will explode if there’s any more cuteness! BOOM!!!!!Have You Read...?