• Gavin Rye

    ★★★½ Watched by Gavin Rye 19 May, 2016

    After a few disappointing entries, I was happy to finally enjoy a Godzilla film. Though it does seem as if I am in the minority with this one. I get the story is ridiculous, with a bunch of aliens making a theme park with a giant Godzilla and using tapes to control the creatures. But the fight scenes are a ton of fun here. It’s great to see King Ghidorah back and the new monster, Gigan is just fantastic. With…

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  • Elwood Jones

    ★★★★★ Added by Elwood Jones

    another of my favourites, though like so many of films in the series the final film would be very different from the original plans for this film which originally started as a direct sequel to “Godzilla Vs. Hedorah”, a plan soon scrapped after producer Tomoyuki Tanaka saw the results of that film, so much so that he told director Yoshimitsu Banno that he had “ruined Godzilla” and subsequently banned him from directing another Toho film again. With this in mind…

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  • tomthabomb

    ★★★ Watched by tomthabomb 12 May, 2016

    Gigan: Do you bleed?
    Godzilla: ...
    Gigan: ...you will.

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  • Murray Ross

    ★★★ Watched by Murray Ross 25 Jan, 2016

    Lesser but still enjoyable Kaiju. Gigan is frankly ridiculous in design. I was most dismayed when Godzilla started talking like he was Scooby Doo. "Ri ruv roo Raggy!".

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  • SonOfKaras

    ★★★★★ Added by SonOfKaras

    I'm convinced that co-writer Shinichi Sekizawa and/or director Jun Fukuda were fans of Neil Simon and Blake Edwards, possibly even Stanley Kramer. Whether or not they had access to that material prior to the creation of this film is information I have not been able to confirm, but recently, after seeing The Odd Couple for the first time and seeing some old '60s Blake Edwards classics again, I felt a connection between the styles and even comedic tone. From the…

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  • Vietcong

    ★★★ Rewatched by Vietcong 01 May, 2016

    The sets, miniature and life sized, are wonderful, as are the suit designs. I stick by the enjoyable human story and likable cast (hell, even the villains aren't very hate-worthy) and I think the score is very effective. There are some moments of gorgeous cinematography and overall the city destruction scenes are simultaneously brutal as fuck and absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the super fast pace of the first half winds down around the time the monsters show up and everything really…

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  • Jarrett

    ★★★ Watched by Jarrett 14 Mar, 2016

    Alien cockroaches come to earth, open up a children's park for peace, all as a cover to kill humanity off, but Godzilla ain't having it? Pretty inane, but ACTION. The first time blood is ever drawn on our titular character. Godzilla selling and bumping like a boss. The whole last half hour is essentially a half hour tag team match. Yeah, I started thinking about these movies in terms of pro-wrestling. I mean, look at how Godzilla is introduced as…

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  • Captain Quint

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Captain Quint 03 Mar, 2016 1

    Summary: A Godzilla based theme park acts as a front for an alien invasion. Gigan and Ghidorah work for the invaders. Can Godzilla, Angurius and some kooky teens thwart them?

    Space invasions will become the staple in the 70s - starting with Gigan, one of the goofiest movies in the franchise. It’s a picture that features Godzilla and Angurius having a conversation (in the American version it’s garbled vocalizations, in the Japanese original it’s portrayed with word balloons) and an…

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  • Jared Foust

    ★★★★★ Added by Jared Foust

    Indisputably the greatest work of fiction ever wrought by the hands of mankind.

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  • Kurosawa

    ★★½ Watched by Kurosawa 13 Feb, 2016

    This was looking likely to be a surprisingly above average Godzilla movie right up until Godzilla and Anguirus were overdubbed with human voices so they could be understood while "communicating"…
    Ugh.

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  • Dustin Mikel

    ★★★ Watched by Dustin Mikel 25 Oct, 2015

    .......cockroaches?

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  • WizardmanJones

    ★★★ Watched by WizardmanJones 08 Oct, 2015

    Aliens build a Godzilla theme park in order to...invade the planet somehow.

    A pretty good Godzilla movie with some big problems - The monster fights are pretty entertaining, but the suits are clearly worn out and falling apart. Also, Godzilla and Anguirus talk to each other in word balloons for some reason.

    imgur.com/F05h9iD

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