Monday, April 12, 2010

Kaiju Reviews #5 - Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Here's another one, folks! And by the way, this film marks several milestones in the Godzilla series:
1. It is the only Godzilla film to be released in the same year as another one, Mothra vs. Godzilla (aka: Godzilla vs. The Thing (aka: Whatever they had going on in Germany)).
2. This is the first Godzilla movie to feature more than two monsters fighting at one time (it has 4).
3. It is the first of many Godzilla films where he battles a monster from outer space (particularly the titular monster, King Ghidorah).
4. Last, but most definitely not least, it is the first movie to feature Godzilla... as a hero (more on that later).
Now, let's get on with the plot! We're in for a wild ride here...
okay, a princess from... um... somewhere comes along and gets possessed by an Alien (Venus in Japan, Mars in the US). She then predicts that Godzilla (which is predictable by now) and Rodan (in a goofy-looking, almost Muppet-esque suit) will arise... and it comes true! They then have an epic battle to the death... and by the way, do you remember those two Mothra larvae that defeated Godzilla in the last movie? Well, the male one is dead (Or maybe not... and the female one is still only a larvae, living on the island. And what does she do about Godzilla and Rodan? ... Absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, as the Japanese government are crapping in their pants, wondering what the heck they're supposed to do, a meteor strikes the Earth (conveniently near Japan), and out comes... King Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Hydra--er... Monster! He then wreaks havoc on the Earth by flying around and... shooting lighting-bolts out of his mouth... yeahhhhhh... Anyhow, Mothra finally decides to get her lazyass off of that island, once she learns that King Ghidorah has arrived. As such, she travels a long journey towards Japan and meets up with Godzilla and Rodan, kindly breaking up the fight with them (and by kindly, I mean by spraying them both with silk). Once they both calm down, Mothra tries to convince them to join the fight against King Ghidorah... and both of them don't really want to. They both have somewhat of a vendetta against the humans (Godzilla claims that the only reason that he didn't like them was "unprevoked attacks", which means that this Godzilla was never a villan to begin with). Mothra then decides to fight Ghidorah alone. Amazed by her courage, Godzilla and Rodan end up allying themselves with Mothra after all, resulting in a somewhat unfair battle against Ghidorah (although 3-to-1 is nothing, compared to the battle in Destroy All Monsters...). With their combined efforts, the trio defeats Ghidorah, and like the puss he is, retreats back into outer-space, saving the entire Earth from destruction... although it won't be safe for long...

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