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Monday, 3 August 2015

Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)

I confess I'm not clear on why the golden menace King Ghidorah does what he does when he first appears, but I can forgive the lack of a full explanation because I'm super-happy to get more of Mothra.
The story requires some sizeable acceptances of movie logic on the part of the viewer, it all goes a bit crazy once or twice, but it retains a sense of fun which acts as a kind of buffer against too much nitpicking. It also manages to deliver the kind of action you expect to see while simultaneously expressing the notion that love in all its forms, both good and bad, can give the strength needed to overcome impossible odds. It sounds sickeningly twee when written down but it works okay in context.

3½ true selves out of 5

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