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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

The twenty-first film has a stupid name but please don't hold that against it. Personally, I loved it, and if you like your special effects built by hand in the real world then the space scenes will maybe make your day, too.
Spiky rocks hurtle towards Earth, crash landing on a mostly uninhabited island in the Pacific. Godzilla is laying low. Space Godzilla is building up!
Oh, mankind. If you can't kill something then you try to control it. Haven't you learned yet that hubris often leads to retribution with sharp teeth?
The story gives us two evils and allows us to decide if we're going to side with the lesser of them. If your sympathies are up to the task, I believe that's the way to go in order to get the most from the film.
The script has a few problems, but I don't understand the negative response of some fans. For his part, Dir. Yamashita delivered the goods in style.

3½ energy fields out of 5

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