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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993)

aka Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Despite sharing the same name, the twentieth film isn't a remake or sequel to the 1974 film. The Heisei era is its own thing and the two MGs are unrelated.
Inspired by tech left over from the previous battle mankind builds a metal Godzilla, designed not just to fight the real G but engineered to cleverly use the other's own power against it. Like the adage states, the best defence...
Even before being unleashed from its holding area the filmmakers go all out to make MG impressive. Once in the field, thunder thighs gives the real G a fight the kaijū King won't soon forget. (I wonder was it uncanny valley for G?)
Parental instincts play an important role in a script that once again did almost as much harm as it did good to the rebooted era.

2½ standing positions out of 5

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