Thursday, July 14, 2016

Terror of Mechagodzilla A.K.A. Mekagojira no Gyakushū (1975)

A Japanese daikaiju science fiction directed by Ishiro Honda.
A sequel to Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), the aliens still want to bring destruction with their robot and they enlist the aid of Earthlings when they find out about a marine daikaiju called Titanosaurus. Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus are being controlled to fight Godzilla.
This is cited by Wikipedia as "the least successful of the entire Godzilla franchise", but I kind of liked it. The opening narration was very clear and accompanied by clips from previous films. There was another section later in the film where someone is wondering if Titanosaurus will become "one of the killers" in which previous clips were used to a positive effect as well. The plot was presented a little more clearly than in many other Godzilla films and Godzilla's acting was more expressive too. An interesting side note, I misheard one of the interpol agents introduce himself as "Murakushi, The Meat-pole" to the daughter of a scientist. Overall, it figures that I would like the "least successful" film of the franchise. I will even go as far as to rate it good.

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