Godzilla Vs. Destroyah Reviews
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.
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.