Godzilla Reviews: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

  • CULTURE
  • A tale as old as time…

    This fifth entry in the series brings us the timeless story of a Japanese princess of a Eastern European country, who’s been possessed by the ghost of an alien from Venus destroyed by a giant golden three-headed dragon… Wait, what?

    Synopsis

    Yes, the story from this latest Godzilla movie is its strangest yet (but, not its strangest overall. That title would have to belong to the terrible ‘Godzilla’s Revenge’).

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    As mentioned earlier, a princess is possessed by the spirit of an alien from Venus, who’s world has been destroyed by the malevolent King Ghidorah, and now he is heading to earth! The twin fairies bring Mothra back who tries to recruit Godzilla and Rodan to help her protect the earth from this new threat. But will Godzilla and Rodan put their animosity for each other and humankind away for the greater good? Will they be able to defeat their greatest foe yet?

    Impressions

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    This Godzilla film was the Avengers of its time. Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla all had their own popular franchises, and this is the first time all of them were together in one movie. This movie is also a turning point in the franchise, in that Godzilla shifts from mankind’s enemy to earth’s protector.

    There are a lot of strange little trivia facts about this movie. This was made nearly back to back with Godzilla vs. Mothra and came out in the same year. The Godzilla suit had gotten really old and had to receive a lot of replacements throughout filming of the two movies. So, when you see Godzilla emerge from the ocean, he has a different head than he has from the rest of the movie. Producers made a really strange casting decision, they recasted Hiroshi Koisumi as Professor Miura, but they also reacasted Yuriko Hoshi but as a different character. So, it’s like if Marvel, in the next Captain America movie, reacasted Scarlett Johansen as a different character, and never make any mention of it. It’s crazy! But, this is one of my favorites. It’s silly, exciting, and an enjoyable watch! Check it out!
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