Monday, August 8, 2016

Son of Godzilla A.K.A. Kaijū-tō no Kessen Gojira no Musuko (1967)

A Japanese daikaiju science fiction directed by Jun Fukuda.
A baby Godzilla (Minya/Minilla) is born on an island where a military compound is stationed. Godzilla teaches the child to use the breath weapon as they face off against insect monsters and the military people try to escape.
Not bad. There was a little bit more coherent plot in this one and fewer main characters. I've always liked the spider monster, Kumonga/Spiga as a side-monster, but using it as the main opposing kaiju is a little anti-climatic. The full use of breath power negates the plot of All Monsters Attack, which I see as a sequel to this. Godzilla and Minilla's acting was on the plus side here and more expressive than in other films. Overall, decent. I rate this adequate because it was far less painful to watch than many others in the franchise.

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