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Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
The god of destruction descends
When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new creature, Space Godzilla. Space Godzilla heads to Earth to confront Godzilla, Junior Godzilla, and the new G-Force robot, MOGERA.
***Long Live the King - G-Marathon 2014, Film 21/30***
Many would argue that Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla is the weakest entry in the Heisei series, and I would solemnly agree. The film misfires on almost every cylinder possible, packing an over long run time with annoying characters and miserable subplots. If you took out everything that didn't matter over the course of the story, you wouldn't have a story, and that is never a good sign.
The general plot involves the appearance of a monster from space, dubbed Space Godzilla due to his uncanny resemblance to the King of the Monsters and someone not having much imagination. Side plots involve the UN developing a system to use Miki's powers to…
I think the writers at Toho are starting to run out of ideas for monsters to fight. I mean, the fight at the end of the movie was pretty cool but the whole concept of Space-Godzilla is just kind of cheesy. He's like Godzilla... but from OUTER SPACE!!!! I'd like to have been a fly on the wall in the writer's room when they came up with that one.
However, like I said, the fight at the end was pretty cool. Everything leading up to the fight moved kind of slow. Also, the humans have their own Mecha-Kaiju to fight Godzilla again but it isn't nearly as cool as Mecha-Godzilla. I guess Godzilla vs Space-Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla would have been…
Part 21 of my "(RE)Watch all Godzillamovies in sequence before the new one is released in may" festival.
The story in this one is just as insane as Godzilla vs Biollante, with cells from Godzilla ending up in space and sucked into a black hole, thus creating Space Godzilla. Uh, sure. Ok. There is even more silliness involving Baby Godzilla and the first half is pretty dull with several characters whose motivations seems to have been forgotten in the editing room.
BUT, and this is a big one, the last half is basically a fifty minute long fight between Godzilla, Space Godzilla and new robot Moguera. And it's just plain awesome. Space Godzilla, however silly its origin story may be, is one hell of a creature and if you get past the first half you will be rewarded with plenty of rubbermonstergoodness.
Out of nowhere at the end of this movie is a hilarious moment when one of the characters says that SpaceGodzilla was a warning to humans to stop 'polluting space'. That was the spirit of a dead woman trapped inside a Godzilla/flower monster from a few movies ago, not us!
The image of SpaceGodzilla and Godzilla fighting in the Fortress of Solitude was cool I suppose. SpaceGodzilla has a very good design, but how they totally ruined the baby Godzilla from the last movie, which was a somewhat realistic and very cool special effect, into a silly toy. That goes for the what is essentially Mechagodzilla 2.0, hold the Godzilla, robot Megora too. I do appreciate the characterization in the…
This movie warns you early on...Baby Godzilla is introduced very quickly. I can't say that this one offers up something exceptional, and the end battle is very, very long, but I liked the mystical Mothra stuff, and Yuki the grizzled Ahab-type was a fun character. I don't know, I'm kind of on board with this stuff anyway, so its hard to judge it critically. My kids and I had a great time.
An everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kaijū that is certainly not one of the better Godzilla outings, but I've always found it entertaining nonetheless. The early appearance of a big-eyed baby Godzilla is a tip-off that this might get a little goofy, and it does: psychics, the Mothra twins, and Mogera, the mechanical drill robot from The Mysterians all figure in the plot, as well as some Godzilla cells making their way into a black hole and out a white hole as part of Space Godzilla's origin story. But there is plenty of rubber-suit, miniature stomping action in the second half making for an overall loopy but fun package.
I'm going to go ahead and say this film is underrated. A slight stylistic departure from previous entries, this has a visual style almost on par with Biollante and a welcome focus on the oft-underdeveloped Miki Saguesa (as well as another engaging female character, Chinatsu Gondo). The soft purples and pinks in the film's coloring lend it a distinct character, as does a slightly more Westernized musical score. The film does drag at times, and features the series' worst single SFX sequence, a laughably rushed battle in the asteroids, but the monster designs are wonderfully outlandish (both Space Godzilla and the charming Mogera) and it's kind of a nice change of pace.
Don't pollute space!
Godzilla takes on his crystal-coated cosmic brother while his son runs around looking embarrassing in this fine, but fairly forgettable entry.
Goofy and super watchable. A little long, but an enjoyable entry point for the uninitiated.
I am probably too fond of this film, because I got to see it in the very city that gets flattened at the end. There's an interesting frisson that comes from seeing a place you were in the morning getting ground under monstrous feet in the evening. I wonder if this is regularly felt by people in New York, L.A., and Tokyo, or if they have become inured to it....
Where did Spacegodzilla come from?
- Well, Mothra jizzed in space while he had some Godzilla particles
on him and those fell into a black hole and some stars exploded
and that concentration of energy created Spacegodzilla. But that’s
just a theory…a GAME THEORY.
There have been some ridiculous ways Godzilla monsters were created, but this might take the cake.
Miki Saegusa, whose character has now appeared in several consecutive movies since Biollante, is now a full-blown telepathic who can talk to Godzilla and other humans from long distance. Minilla, now referred to as Little Godzilla, is still completely useless and gets kidnapped by Spacegodzilla immediately, so that’s good (if only he was dead). I’m not a big fan of…
CHRONOLOGICAL GODZILL-A-THON FILM #21:
Miki Saegusa's back, and this time she's had a haircut! G-Force has sent her to an island inhabited by Godzilla and Baby Godzilla where she is reluctantly involved in a program to psychically control the big guy. She's also been visited by the astral projections of the Mothra twins who warn her of the impending arrival of a terrible monster from space.
That monster, SpaceGodzilla - created when, and sorry if I get this wrong, Mothra got Godzilla based spores from Biollante on her and then went into space and the Godzilla cells went through a black hole and evolved into SpaceGodzilla(?), arrives on the island and immediately proves to be the most evil enemy in…
One of the inherent problems with "Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla" is that while the movie builds up this doomsday from a black hole, SpaceGodzilla isn't interesting at all as well as lingering heavily on what to do with Godzilla. It's overly long and feels flat for the most part.
The sets aren't dynamic or feel grounded enough to believe. The characters are boring and underdeveloped and the M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is a lame brain version of Mechagodzilla.
"Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla" just goes to show that an evil version of a different Godzilla isn't all that creative or riveting.
After the decision was scrapped for the unproduced 1994 American Godzilla film, Toho decided to continue on with the franchise with this entry, the 21st overall Godzilla film and the sixth in the Heisei era.
After re-introducing the classic foes/sometimes allies of Godzilla, this time they decided to make a slightly original foe for the King of Monsters, the SpaceGodzilla. It seems clear that they left this not as the last entry for the Heisei as they decide to wait for the action of Sony?/TriStar to allow some time to develop their storyline. If one happens to watch Godzilla out of order, I recommend seeing any other Godzilla movie first (preferably the 1954 original or any of the American made ones, I guess.)
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Just a list of Asian films I've seen so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…
29 Japanese films, 2 American, 1 Americanized (I counted both versions of the original film.) Thanks to @blackholemovies.