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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

The eighteenth film kept the Heisei era continuity going but with a radically different approach. The series has always had a level of science fiction within it, but GvK is straight-up sci-fi with a UFO and futuristic tech. Furthermore, while we've always known what Godzilla represents, the script attempts to explain what Godzilla actually is, making it a kind of origin story.
The end result is a clash of styles that's certainly unique. There's no denying that it has a lot of plot to offer a viewer, and a ton of explosive action, too, but I'm just not convinced that any of it was really a good idea.
The silver linings are that it saw the return of Akira Ifukube on score duties, and the model cities are top-notch.

2½ times a-changin' out of 5

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