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Friday, 19 August 2016

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

ToM, the fifteenth film, was also the final entry in the Shōwa era. Dwindling ticket sales forced Toho to put the once-great kaijū on a nine year hiatus.
Mechagodzilla wasn't the reason the previous film was bad, so it's only fair that the metallic menace was given another chance. Because it's a direct sequel to the previous year's GvM it once again has Interpol and spacemen. But, worst luck, the script has the opposite problem: it's too uneventful.
There's an attempt to add weight with one or more tragic characters. It almost works for the pretty one, but the other never makes it out of pitiable corner.
The other big threat, the non-metallic Titanosaurus, although not intrinsically evil in nature, isn't very interesting either.

2 chest cogs out of 5

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