Saturday, 9 July 2016
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
Godzilla's back. And so too are a trio of popular kaijū, who together may just be able stop the bully before it wrecks everybody's shit... again.
Being freed from continuity means GMK can add what it wants to the mythos, as long as it doesn't contradict the original 1954 film. One such addition is an odd spiritual side that will have some fans screaming heresy. Personally, I felt it could've been better balanced but I was okay with it existing.
The creatures got a makeover. Baragon looks ace. Mothra is somewhat wasp-like (but still awesome). Ghidorah's facial features and size were modified. So too were Godzilla's; I didn't like Godzilla's very much, the beer-belly was the wrong kind of silly. Regardless of personal feelings (why no Shobijin or song?!), it's an excellent film in its own way. It even makes Ghidorah cool.
It’s the 25th film in the series and the 3rd in the Millennium era (i.e. standalone, alternative sequels to the 1954 original).
4 leading examples out of 5