Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Gojira tai Kingu GidorÔ) Reviews

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TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
½ March 16, 2013
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah was an interesting attempt at recapturing the flavor of previous Godzilla films, and works well due to a good plot that was really thought out and wonderful special effects that are the standout of the film. Although the performances lack, the two monsters that fight it out once again are the real stars and is what makes this film worth seeing. I really enjoyed the film, and I felt that the film brought a lot of elements of some of the better Godzilla films into this film. The result is a confident monster film that will certainly appeal to fans of the series and it has something for ever viewer looking for mindless entertainment value. As far as the series is concerned, this is one of the best in the entire franchise and it will certainly give you something amusing to watch. The fact that the filmmakers applied themselves a bit more in making this one shows and the result is a memorable film that stands out among others in the series. The effects really stand out in this one, and I really enjoyed the film and I think it was one of the finer films in the franchise in a long time. I thought the filmmakers were keen on giving us something special, and in that respect they delivered something quite good that just made this entry a standout monster film that overcame its flaws by providing fans with good entertainment that bring the best aspects of Godzilla films.
Super Reviewer
½ November 23, 2011
A bit confusing but an otherwise enjoyable entry into the Godzilla franchise. After "Godzilla vs. Biollante" underperformed, Toho decided to have Godzilla fight his classic nemesis, King Ghidorah. This decision was made to give the movie more market value. The story has a cheesy but intriguing plot regarding time travel. The time travel element takes the audience back in time to witness Godzilla's origins. It is pretty fascinating seeing what Godzilla was like before he mutated. The time travel element is the movies weak point because it causes a lot of paradoxes within the story. It's impossible to make a plot-hole free time travel story, but the script could have been better. Aside from the confusing time travel element, the story is decently paced and the human characters are easy to attach to. There are some great moments of comedy, not unintentional humor, but intentional humor. The monster action is pretty good, even though it is a little static, but the ending battle between Godzilla and Mecha-Ghidorah is a great battle that makes the whole film worth viewing.
Super Reviewer
April 11, 2011
Godzilla and time travel fumble around with each other in an enjoyable but confusing entry. It mostly confuses because the time travel plot doesn't make much sense. Why do the aliens just move Godzilla? Who knows. It's great to see a bit more origin, even if it doesn't all add up. There are some excellent comedic scenes, aided by some hammy acting. The scene with a Mr. Spielberg is a great laugh out loud moment. The war scenes are a little something new, and the anti Americanism has been blown out of proportion. One of the characters even says that the dinosaur was just protecting its island. Ghidorah soon makes an appearance, and there's even more fun to be had with Mecha-Ghidorah. This was a jump back into the cheesiness of earlier films, but after the undeserved failure of the previous installment, that was to be expected.
Super Reviewer
October 25, 2012
How can a movie with a 3 headed dragon just fail so much as an entertaining film? Add UFO's, time travel and just terrible 1970's special effects, and you got Godzilla Vs. Ghidorah. Rotten Tomatoes seems to think this film was released in 2003. I think it was originally released in 1994. People from the future come to the past to get Godzilla to fight Ghidorah, Godzilla kills Gidorah. People from the future turn Ghidorah into a cyborg, and it fights Godzilla again. Godzilla all but destroys GIdorah again, but not before being dropped into the ocean. Even though Godzilla lives in the ocean, some how being dropped into the ocean by the destroyed mecha-king Gidorah maybe defeated him. Again. This time. Or did it? :-0
Super Reviewer
½ December 27, 2007
Gets a few extra points for the unintentional humor. Music and special effects are the high-light here. The plot is awesome.
Super Reviewer
May 22, 2011
yes it can get good, but it will get boring. C-
Super Reviewer
March 18, 2008
A low point in the 90's series, becomes a bit too silly at times, contrasting with attempted realism of the rest of the entries.
Super Reviewer
½ January 17, 2008
Awesome in it's pure cheesiness. I love Ghidorah's origin story, Mr. Speilberg and the Terminator. I love this film.
½ April 18, 2014
Godzilla Vs.King Ghidorah(1991)
Starring: Kenpachiro, Richard Berger, Anna Nakagawa, Kosuke Toyohara, Megumi Odaka, and Kent Gilbert
Directed By: Kazuki Omori
My Review
They should have changed the title of this movie to Godzilla vs. the King of cheese, because this movie is filled with cheesy stuff. Which is why this movie is popular among the Godzilla fan-base, along with other films that continue on in this second series of Godzilla films. They also reference Biloante in the begging of the movie but I did not see that one. But apparently that movie wasn't so good at the box office, so scraping the idea of making new monster's for this series they went with one's from the past cause they sell.
In Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah, people from 2024 come to 1992 to help Japan get rid of Godzilla because they said that Godzilla will destroy Japan and in their time it's a barren wasteland. The futurists(that's a pretty stupid name) transport a dinosaur which will later be known as Godzilla to another ocean in which the H-bomb will not hit. But Godzilla is replaced by three duel-rats with the H-bomb will turn into King Ghidorah. The futurists control Ghidorah to destroy Japan because they lied about everything, But one of the people from the future Emmy reprograms the android to help her save the people of japan to create new Godzilla. The Godzilla that is created with modern nuclear technology is bigger and mean then the last. Godzilla wins the first fight and blows up the futurists who were controlling Ghidorah, but new problem for Japan Godzilla's back and destroying the place. Emmy returns to her time to create a Mecha-Ghidorah to stop Godzilla once and for all.
A fun film is what this was meant to be. It is a lot of fun and if that's what your looking for in your experience with this film well then it's certainly worth your time. But be warned it moves pretty slow, Godzilla himself doesn't even show up until about an hour in. The pacing felt slow but that was because I was deceived about the run-time of this film. You will probably enjoy it if your into fun silly movies with okay plots that do seem interesting like the one presented in this movie. But the story and monsters are the only things that can pull audience interest. If that's all you want then go ahead and watch it you won't be disappointed but this a problem of earlier Godzilla films and that is that the character's are not interesting nor have any characteristic or emotional depth in them. There is one disappointing factor that went behind the special effects of this film, it had to deal with the monster King Ghidorah. Their is a shot of King Ghidorah flying and if you look close enough you can see the wires holding up this flying monster, and this is in the final fight of the movie, I saw this you might notice it earlier. If you are willing to go into this film with an open mind or just and idea that this movie is meant to be nothing but good fun, then you might like it. But if you want all three aspects of the film like good story,good action,and emotional depth/good characters,then look somewhere else. I give Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah a three and a half out of five.
½ April 8, 2013
With "Godzilla vs. Biollante" failing at the box office, Toho officials wisely decided the next entry into the "Heisei Era" of the franchise was to feature a recognizable foe from the original series, and what better than the ultimate Godzilla villain. That is of course King FUCKING Ghidorah! Yes that three-headed golden bastard makes a much needed return and his presence, mixed with an enjoyable and nifty storyline makes "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" one of the most entertaining entries into the entire franchise.

The film opens with in the 23rd century with a sub discovering the body of King Ghidorah (minus 1 head) deep in an ocean trench. Jump back in time and a UFO lands in 1992 Japan. The inhabitans are from the future and come back to warn how Japan will be destroyed in the future by Godzilla. They convince some scientists to travel back in time to 1944, deep in the heart of the raging war in the South Pacific. They kill the dinosaur that was to later to become Godzilla thanks to a nuclear blast, and in it's place leave three bio genically made pets. Problem is these things mutate into King Ghidorah. Now in 1992 the Japs need to mutate Godzilla in order to fight King Ghodrah... but now they have to deal with Godzilla! They are fucked either way as no matter who wins, they lose.

The plot, as one can tell, is a little convoluted and mega cheesy with a bunch of science fiction plot devices clobbered together. Giant monsters, time travel, UFOs, androids and bio-engineered pets. Even with all these plot devices ramming into each other at warp speed, it still doesn't hurt the overall enjoyable nature of the film. Remember we are watching a Godzilla movie so a suspension of disbelief is in the cards whenever viewing. The special effects, for the most part, are excellent. As in as good as a guy in a rubber suit can get. The English actors in the film, however, are atrocious with the dubbing even worse, with dialogue seeming written by a teenager.

It has its problems but overall "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" is an extremely enjoyable entry into the mile long series. The plot is a little over-complicated but at the same time it's nifty and inventive. That mixed with plenty of destruction and legendary giant monster battles ensures any Godzilla fan is going to love this entry. There's plenty of good here to outweigh the bad, especially the cornball running Android sequences (trust me, you'll laugh at these scenes as much as I did.)
January 8, 2013
It's a Godzilla movie so there is no sense dissecting the plot. As far as movies like this go, this is probably one of the best there is. I'd put this up there with Godzilla vs. Mothra and the original Godzilla as the best in this series.
½ November 30, 2011
King Ghidorah looked awesome, but that was about it. Liked how they explained how Godzilla and King Ghidorah were formed.
January 4, 2010
Way more focus on the humans and not a lot of monster battle, but it does excel in one way.... pretty darn good dubbing, which is unusual in a Godzilla movie. You take the actors seriously, and yet, there is still room for hilarious and ridiculous lines, you know, like actual comedy, not just laughing at the characters, but at what they say. Anyway, Godzilla looks good, and the plot, while it doesn't make much sense in terms of how science and time travel really work, is actually pretty intriguing, and I was not bored at all. Pretty good, plus it tells of Godzilla's origins that he started off as a dinosaur and showed exactly what went on in his beginning.
½ July 5, 2007
Where exactly did Godzilla come from?...answers to this question and more, lie within this hysterical episode in the never ending Godzilla saga.
½ May 5, 2008
It's had to rate this movie. The action was great and King Ghodorah is one of the coolest monsters of all time. The fight sceens are some of the best Gofzilla footage of all.
The new origin of Ghodorah was stupid. The time traval cause changes that made no sense and could not be explained. Don't try to make sense of it, just watch and enjoy.
October 2, 2007
Gets a few extra points for the unintentional humor. Future android guy was classic. The plot was suprisingly retarded, even for a godzilla flick.
April 1, 2007
Incredibly cheesy, but not nearly as boring as some of the other Godzilla movies. Plus, Mecha King Ghidorah is pretty damn awesome.
June 12, 2015
Among the most convoluted plots in any Godzilla film, but also one of the coolest.
April 4, 2015
An achievement in technical scale for Japanese cinema in the early 1990's, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah indeed draws it's strengths from Toho's knack for innovating how a puppet and a man in a rubber suit can induce eye-popping visuals to entice the viewer. The plot is sci-fi schlock at it's most endearing, even if there are occasional references to a fabricated WWII battle on an island that time forgot, serving as a half-baked origin tale for the king of monsters. Like most Heisei-era Godzilla films, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is entertaining for most of the wrong reasons, but entertaining nevertheless.
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