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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

The first in a trilogy of Heisei era ‘Rebirth’ films for Mothra. It’s a children’s adventure story with upfront and important messages about the value of a stable family unit and the environment, and if you somehow fail to pick up on the lessons they’re sledge-hammered home at the end.
The transparent nature of the story doesn't weaken the magical spectacle of the action; it too is able to inspire a young mind: Mothra is colourful and furry in her imago form, and looks delicate, but she goes selflessly against a larger foe for both the greater good and to protect what she loves.
Fighting alongside the winged kaijū is courageous youth and tiny women, showing that even little people can make a big difference.

3 calls for loved ones out of 5

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