With the highly anticipated reboot film, simply titled Godzilla, scheduled for a mid-2014 release, I can't help but reignite my Godzilla fandom. I enjoyed watching Godzilla during my childhood and teen years, but it's been many years since I've last seen anything. I feel now is a good time to revisit this long running and historic movie franchise, with a wiser and fresher set of eyes.
So from now until the reboot 2014 film hits theaters, my mission is to watch every single Godzilla movie, starting with the very first 1954 debut film and working all the way up to Final Wars (2004). With this feature article series, titled Gojira Gaiden (i.e. Godzilla Origin), I will write about each and every one of these films in the original canon as I watch them... and hell I will even revisit the terrible 1998 American film while I'm at it.
Things are really picking up now, another solid movie which I didn't enjoy as much as Godzilla vs. Hedorah, but certainly it's one of those films I'd say is legitimately good for its genre and series.
Godzilla and Anguirus team up to represent planet Earth in an epic tag-team duel against the team representing the alien invaders, which includes the returning King Ghidorah and newcomer Gigan. Now Gigan is one tough brute, he's got a buzz-saw attached to his gut and puts it to effective use. The two on two tag team battle was nicely executed and fun to watch, unlike in other films where they just throw in way too many monsters. The battle for planet Earth was full of carnage, destruction, and it even got brutal too as it is really the first time you witness blood and gore in a Godzilla film... it was odd seeing the monsters spill blood!
I've never been a big fan of alien invasion plots but this one was good as the human characters were actually pretty good in this one, the big plot twist which reveals just what exactly the alien invaders were... even I had to go "holy s----!".
Pretty smart and classic B Movie horror stuff. A fun flick and one of the stronger ones thus far.