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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 kaij┼ź 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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