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Godzilla vs the Smog Monster

Godzilla vs Hedorah (aka. Godzilla vs the Smog Monster)
Godzilla vs the Smog Monster (aka. Godzilla vs Hedorah) I have fond memories of watching  Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster from when I was a teenager–and, oddly enough, it’s still enjoyable in the same vein as it was then–an odd combination of cheesy movie and environmental doomsday.   It’s...
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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

50th Anniversary - Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. - terror comes in threes - Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra
movie review of  Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.  is a sequel to  Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla — a year later,  Mechagodzilla is being repaired after the damage inflicted it by Godzilla.   Losing consistency from the previous film, a different crew is manning the Mechagodzilla (a robotic Godzilla, built...
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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) Starring Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma What is the measure of success for a movie? When the audience gets so wrapped up in the movie, that you start rooting for the protagonist. That’s exactly what happened during my first viewing of Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. The...
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Godzilla Final Wars

Godzilla Final Wars
Godzilla Final Wars (2004) Godzilla Final Wars has been described as a remake of the classic Godzilla film, Destroy All Monsters–and to a degree, this is correct. However, my first impression is that it’s more along the lines of Power Rangers meet Godzilla. Godzilla appears in a flashback...
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Yongary, monster from the deep

Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967) aka Taekoesu Yonggary
Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967) aka Taekoesu Yonggary   It should be said up front that  Yongary, Monster From the Deep is an imitation of Godzilla. A funny, delightful, cheesy imitation, but still an imitation. The basic plot is very familiar: it has a prehistoric monster awakened,...
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Godzilla (1998) starring Matthew Broderick

American Godzilla (1998), starring Matthew Broderick
movie review of  Godzilla  (1998) starring Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick starred in  Godzilla (1998), which was originally supposed to be the first of a trilogy of films.   However,  film critics were merciless in their criticism of the film, and the American movie public didn’t disagree.   The...
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Gorjia, aka Godzilla

Iconic image of Gojira eating traing
Gojira (1954) starring  Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata Synopsis of Gojira  When the ocean’s surface begins to boil white-hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true–the legend of Gojira! Awakened from an eons-long sleep by an...
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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah in Giant Monsters All Out Attack
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack  (2001) Synopsis of  Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Godzilla has returned, for the first time since 1954.  Admiral Taizô Tachibana remembers first-hand his first attack, and tries to prepare the Japan Self-Defense Force for his...
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Godzilla 2000

Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Godzilla 2000 (1999) In a very real sense,  Godzilla 2000  is the movie that the American  Godzilla movie (starring Matthew Broderick) should have been.   The movie begins with a semi-independent researcher taking a reporter (along with his young daughter) to a  potential Godzilla sighting, where they get more...
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Godzilla Vs. Space Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla is a campy Godzilla movie, in the style of “two guys in rubber suits pretending that they’re in the WWE”.  I enjoyed it, but that’s the kind of monster movie that I grew up with; if you are in the...
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