Godzilla Vs. Destroyah Reviews

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Super Reviewer
March 17, 2013
Godzilla vs. Destroyah again is a well structured film that relies on a well written script and effective directing to create the thrills on-screen. I really enjoyed the film, and though it's a fairly average concept, it remains a fun entry that is sure to please fans. Don't expect anything great, but go in expecting something fun, and thrilling that will satisfy your monster film needs. The film has a good storyline. Fans will find lots to enjoy here and the film provides all the usual things that you've come to love about the series. As a monster film, it succeeds well for its entertainment value and action. The movie shows its flaws and there could have been a lot more effort into making a much more memorable entry, but it is understandable after all this is the 22th feature, and how far can you stretch out ideas. Despite this, they manage to deliver something good, worthwhile and amusing. The direction is fluent and confident and the director manages to make the film's flaws, less apparent by making it thrilling with the usual Godzilla fights. Strap yourselves for another interesting chapter in the franchise that is just as grand as its namesake. The film is impressive enough for a22th film and where most entries fail, this one succeeds at ends up being a worthwhile addition to the franchise and a must see for genre fans. With usual thrills that you've come to expect, Godzilla vs. Destroyah works and is a fine monster film.
Super Reviewer
April 29, 2011
22nd installment and still kicking. This is the climax to the Heisei series. It's quite a beautiful climax, and rather poetic in its relation to the rest of the series. It's the first film with strong connections to the original. It brings back talk of the Oxygen Destroyah, which inadvertently created a new breed of monster. Meanwhile, Godzilla goes on a dramatic journey of character for such a big monster. First of all, he is getting close to meltdown, having absorbed too much nuclear radiation, he may be about to explode. This leaves him with a rather interesting glowing look, Also, he may be about to become a responsible father, as he tracks down his presumably dead son. Toho put a lot of faith into a big rubbery character, but he pulls it off. This is the most emotional since the original, and it still has time for awesome action sequences. Part of me wishes I had watched these years ago, as the city destruction scenes must have seemed even more impressive. Still, it's engaging stuff, and the perfect end to this series.
Super Reviewer
October 25, 2012
Godzilla vs Destroyah is one of the best entries in the 2nd reboot of the Godzilla franchise. Designed to be a direct sequel to the original 1954 film, Destroyah uses several plot elements of the original, such as the Destroyer weapon which killed the original Godzilla. Destroyah had a lot going for it, but it does blatantly rip off several other sci fi films, such as James Cameron's ALIENS, and it does it badly and without shame. It detracts from the things it does right: Godzilla is a creature created by Nuclear weapons, and now it is on the verge of nuclear meltdown. The world knows if this happens, it could be catastrophic for mankind. They try to replicate the oxygen destroyer which killed the original godzilla to prevent the meltdown, only to create a new, even more powerful monster. Thus setting the stage for a showdown between the two titan kaiju. There is a lot more cheese than I like, and some of the film just doesn't make any sense. But the moments that are done right are fantastic.
Super Reviewer
½ December 27, 2007
This is a very sad film depicting Godzilla's true final fight and excrutiating death. The special effects are outstanding make this a satisfying send-off and fitting end for the King.
Super Reviewer
March 4, 2008
Super Reviewer
½ April 18, 2007
Awesome! Godzilla is having a nuclear meltdown and has to take on a monster created from the oxygen machine from the first one. Great stuff!
November 23, 2014
Best "Heisei period" Godzilla movie, bar none. It probably surpasses the original "Godzilla" by a hair.
July 21, 2014
Godzilla's Meltdown is fighting against his final enemy in this action-packed 23rd-entry in the Godzilla Franchise
May 30, 2014
This feels more of a serious Godzilla film which "I really like." Can't believe in the end I felt some sad emotions for Gozilla, and Godzilla Jr.
½ April 26, 2014
Godzilla Vs. Deatroyah(1995)
Starring: Megumi Odaka, Momoko Kochi, Takehiro Murata, Ryu Harkin, Yasuko Hayashi, Yoko Ishino, and Momoko Kouchi
Directed By:Tako Okarawa
This was meant to be the last Godzilla movie ever, but it wasn't. This Godzilla movie is an homage to the original Godzilla, and a must-see for fans of Godzilla, Kajui, or action movies. It was far from the end of Godzilla movies after this.
In Godzilla Vs. Desatroyah ,everyone's favorite Kajui is back and about to set off an explosion that could destroy the universe. On the human side, the film features a teenaged wunderkind whose father not only narrowly survived the green monster's first attack in 1954, but who also studied under famed 300-story mutant expert Dr. Yamane (who was played by Takashi Shimura in the original film). While the nuclear reactor in Godzilla's bowels (don't ask) slides perilously towards meltdown, giving him an unhealthy glow, a nefarious creature from the deep called the Oxygen Destroyer suddenly awakens from a 2.5 billion-year slumber. Soon the two are grappling in Tokyo Bay, taking out much of Yokohama's gleaming new seaside development in the process. Meanwhile, Japanese Self Defense Force unveils the ultra-high-tech Super X III, a massive flying tank-like affair featuring a top-secret freeze-ray designed to rub out city-stomping mutants.
You will be very pleased with this film, especially if you've seen the original black and white Japanese Gojira. They pay homage to that film by bringing back the oxygen destroyer which ultimately creates the new monster. They even bring back actress Momoko Kochi who was in the original who still plays the same character and has two nephews who are trying to get their hands on the oxygen destroyer to help destroy Godzilla before he explodes. Something similar to the oxygen destroyer which could help mankind. The English dubbing can be taken seriously because the situation is the biggest ever in a Godzilla movie, there's Godzilla who's about to explode the universe, his son being defeated by Desatroyah and after that happens Godzilla's character is new, not fighting for his destination or the other monster attacked first but for his son. This is why you might enjoy this Godzilla film more then all the others and if your willing to accept that the characters won't be interesting unless their talking about the past then you might not just enjoy this film but you might love it. But if your like me and you want to take your characters seriously then it might do you good for only about sixty percent of the film. Because their two female characters who use their minds to connect to Godzilla junior to fight Desatroyah and they have affection for him, but when you see him lose that fight it's hard not to at least feel bad.
Godzilla Vs. Destroyah is the best Godzilla film I've seen in this series of Godzilla films, it's emotionally for it's Kajui characters which is not what I have been seeing so often in Kajui movies I give Godzilla Vs. Destroyah a four and a half out of five.
½ May 5, 2008
This is a great Godzilla movie. Everything is good. The action the acting the story. It is an enotional roller coaster with a few surprises for the die hard Godzilla fan.
January 28, 2008
I watched this right after watching the Big G take on Hedora. After that piece of crap, this movie was a breath of fresh air, even with the hilarious sub-plot involving "micro-oxygen". Hysterical!
It was tough seeing Destroyah kill the Little One. At least we got to see Godzilla kill Destroyah before melting down himself.
I thought Megumi Odaka did a great job when her character was told that they were going to lure the Little One to Tokyo so Godzilla would follow.
Interesting. The Japanese government lure the Little One to one of the most densely populated cities on the earth, for a showdown between two enormous monsters. Couldn't they have found a place with less people for the battle and Godzilla's meltdown? Oh, well.
November 23, 2007
It can't be help but to watch to see how and when the beloved leviathan will die. Oh, and Destoroyah is one mean son of a bitch.
½ April 1, 2007
How many times has Godzilla died? Nevermind. Destroyah is one of his most bizarre and deadly foes, and the movie actually has some good moments in it.
February 25, 2007
Although other Godzilla fans love this movie to death, I can't say it's quite as amazing as they might, but it's an excellent movie nonetheless. Destroyah is such an interesting creature that really beats Godzilla in every way. The ending is a bit of a tear-jerker in the Kaiju sense, but it was very well done and definately is one of the best Big G films.
February 11, 2007
Balls out monster action. Great effects. Great story. AWESOME monsters. And yes, I cried. Amazing monster movie.
½ July 16, 2006
loved this movie, it finishes up the hesei series very well and the Godzilla death scene was ver y emotionally moving
½ June 24, 2006
A wonderful ending to the Heisei series of Godzilla. Wonderful SFX and awesome monster coriographing.
August 5, 2015
I love this movie. It is easily the best Godzilla film out of the heisie series and while not the best out of the series, it's up there! This was the last Godzilla film Tomoyuki Tanaka would produce before his death in 1997 and he definitely left on a high note.
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