Monday, July 18, 2016

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla A.K.A. Gojira tai Mekagojira (2002)

A Japanese daikaiju science fiction directed by Masaaki Tezuka.
After an accident involving tanks and cars during a Godzilla attack, a female driver is demoted to librarian. Because of her mistake, a pilot's brother was killed. When a biomechanical robot is made based on the first Godzilla's skeleton (picture), she is chosen as a pilot. The semi-robotic Godzilla initially malfunctions because of Godzilla's DNA being used in the computer. It is repaired and returns to fight real Godzilla a second time.
This was actually not bad. The plot was presented clearly and the characters were acted well. The soundtrack was effective too. I think the special effects were done relatively tastefully. My favorites were Kiryu (mecha) going through a building and later slamming into real Godzilla while glowing. In the building demolition scene, there is an interior shot of the head going through an office and then an exterior of the whole robot emerging out of the other side. The drawback here is that there were no new monsters. Overall, pretty decent. I rate it adequate.

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