Terror of Mechagodzilla Reviews

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TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
March 15, 2013
Terror of Mechagodzilla is much better than its previous outing and it provides fans of the series with a more confident monster film that is entertaining from start to finish and overcomes its flaws. The film builds on the elements that were introduced in the previous film, and works to create something truly entertaining. If you loved Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, you'll dig this one. Although slightly lacking, this is a return to basics that uses elements from the better Godzilla films. Not perfect, but quite good. I really liked the film, and it is a fine little monster film. The film could have been done better of course, and left a bit of room for improvement. Even if the series has taken a turn in the wrong direction in the past, this follows up film is worth seeing and the fact that it returns to the old formula without trying to create something pointless. Fans will enjoy this film and if you're a fan of the genre and a fan of the series, then this is a terrific film that will keep you entertained from start to finish. The cast do a fine job and the direction is pretty good. The monster carnage is the standout aspect of the film and is fun for what it is. In the end, the film delivers some cheesy entertainment that will delight the fans that were let down by the previous efforts in the series this would be the last effort in the Godzilla franchise before it would rebooted in 1984.
Super Reviewer
½ April 8, 2011
Just as good as its predecessor, if not better. Last time we saw Godzilla teaming up totake down one monster. This time, he has to take down two, by himself. This is a great end to the original series, as it contains all the great elements. Awesome fights, which take us back to more inhabited areas. The country side had become a cheap alternative, but you can't beat city destruction. There is also a lot of heart, as we see a ridiculed scientist and his daughter struggle with their feelings. This film actually contains some human sacrifice. Making us and Godzilla equal again. Very impressed with something that could have been all a little much.
Super Reviewer
½ October 21, 2012
Not a bad godzilla film, really was enjoyed by this one, but it seemed a bit long, even though it took an hour and ten minutes. I liked seeing mechagodzilla again, he's one of the best villians in the godzilla franchise, and a new monster named titanosaurus, he's a worthy foe, but has an annoying roar that just wants you to find a formula to grow yourself to godzilla size to tell him to shut up. The reason why i was a bit nippicking was that the human conversation can really be an eterninty to listen to and at times they may have something intresting to say, but they are just well written. Just throughout the film i was saying, 'Show some monsters!' Then it finally happened. May seem short, but was simply worth it and is still an awesome fight, not bad, has some flaws, but is still an awesome part of the godzilla series and is a conclusion to the origianl godzilla series. B+
Super Reviewer
July 2, 2008
Great Godzilla fun.
½ June 2, 2011
A stupid ending to a stupid era. Worst part is it takes forever for Godzilla to show up (but it is a good introduction). The film's closing scene is actually sort of moving in a weird Godzilla sort of way.
½ April 12, 2014
Terror of Mechagodzila(1975)
Starring: Tomoko Al, Masaaaki Daimon, Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Nasamaru, Kenji Sahara, and Katsuhiko Sasaki.
Directed By: Ishiro Honda
My Review
Oh, the terror, the terror of well it was not terrifying. This title does not suit the film in any imaginable, nor does the other title which I hear is Terror of Godzilla even though Mechagodzilla is the bad guy. Someone had a serious title issue in this series of Godzilla films. They don't make sense, but yet their movies do, most of the time.
This Godzilla film starts off with narration about Godzilla's history and how they say he was a dinosaur that was awakened by nuclear testing, he was a force of nature destroying everything in his path, and eventually became the protector of his destination. The narrator also said recently Godzilla fought a mechanical version of himself created by space invaders. It revolves around a race of aliens in revolt who managed to escape a black wormhole, they recover the pieces of Mechagodzilla and rebuild which is being controlled by a woman who is the daughter of a scientist named Mafune who created a new monster called Titanasouris and is working with the aliens because his research was shunned and he was fired. Their is a man who works at Interpol who falls for the daughter of Mafune after asking her about her father's research. When the alien race finish rebuilding Mechagodzilla they send the robot and monster Titansouris to obliterate Tokyo, but Godzilla shows up to save the day.
The movie(along with the first introduction of Mechagodzilla before this) was an attempt to bring back the more serious version of Godzilla films. If you like a good serious movie with tons of explosions, then well finally Toho has made the Godzilla anti-hero movie for you(in the showa series at least.) This were director Ishiro Honda shines at making serious interpretations of the kajui he created. The miniature sets look good. They look like their something made to be played with, like a child using his imagination and playing with monster toy's but the film uses the imagination of a child and translates it onto film while keeping Godzilla, which is the main attraction a hero.
The only problem this film has going for it, is that the title is Terror of Mechagodzilla but the question you will be asking after the movie is over is what is the terror, because the robot isn't scary never did I feel terror in my heart when MechaGodzilla was on-screen and I don't expect you to have that feeling either. They way this film presents the terror of mechagodzilla is when mechagodzilla is unleashed by the aliens, he obliterates Tokyo in a matter of minutes but after that he doesn't do anything else. The way I believe his terror could have been presented was if Mechagodzilla obliterates the city with Titanasouris and they defeat Godzilla and everyone's in shock and they keep destroying Japan. You might believe so too, you will definitely be asking what terror mechagodzilla presented after the film has ended.
The movie accomplishes it's goal, and leaves you with the best Godzilla film in the showa series, which is also the last in this particular series. Your giving a thrill ride with aliens, good plot, giant monsters, and plenty of explosions and I do mean plenty. I give Terror of Mechagodzilla a four and a half out of five.
January 10, 2014
Still kooky, but as the finale to the original Showa era Godzilla it delivered just enough finesse for it to stand above so many others...
½ April 4, 2012
Semi-decent plot, but very slow in developing and not enough Godzilla fights. (A common complaint, really.)
½ November 22, 2009
Cheesey and asinine, like any good Godzilla movie should be. Fun, in an "OMG! They made this" kind of way.
½ June 16, 2008
The aliens have traded their ape-masks for silly helmets, and enlisted the aid of a mad scientist and his dinosaur which is psychically controlled by his cyborg daughter. BRILLIANT! The bulk of this movie just drags, but Titanosaurus is a great kaiju, and every battle scene in the movie is great too.
February 4, 2008
A great villain always deserves a second appearance and Toho studios knows that as well as anybody. So a year after GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA, Toho brought the cybernetic doppelganger of its main monster star back to the screen. This time around, they also brought back composer Akira Ifukube and director Ishiro Honda--in his final directorial effort in the series. The tone this time is quite a bit darker than previous entries but it's still just a lot of fun. The Godzilla suit has been hardened a bit, thankfully, though it still looks a bit like Smokey the Bear. The new monster, Titanosaurus, is a memorable and entertaining creation. The direction is a bit uneven at times, but overall it's very well-done. Any Godzilla fan should have a terrific time watching this. Thanks to Classic Media it's now available uncut, the way it was meant to be seen. Just be aware that the original Japanese version contains nudity and thus is probably not suitable for younger viewers.
November 23, 2007
The human drama is thought out but slow. Despite the more grim tone, Godzilla is once again made out into a child-friendly hero.
½ February 11, 2007
Titannosaurus. Awesome. Freakin'. Monster. Good flick all around, and the last one for almost ten years.
½ April 23, 2015
This movie was the last of the original Godzilla series before the Heresi reboot and is in general a satisfying monster flick. Like most of its genre and time period its a silly movie at times that looks a bit cheap but for those who like that kind of thing it is fun bit of campy Kaiju battle mayhem
October 2, 2014
I've no doubt that if this movie was made during the Millennium era, it would feature pretty much every big foe of the Big G's would be here. But no, back in the 1970s these movies were written by professional makers of film and not kids who woke up in the candy shop one morning and went crazy. That said, that never gave even the bad movies a pass, and while this isn't a bad movie, it isn't a very good movie either and definitely one of the weakest Godzilla movies. The main problem here is Mechagodzilla. While he was fun to watch in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, here his presence, despite being the billing point, seems thrown in at the last second.
½ July 28, 2014
Another "Raids Again", but I think it's just as good as the first Mecha-G movie.
July 16, 2014
A very good Godzilla movie with awesome special effects and monster battles.
June 28, 2014
My personal favorite Godzilla film.
June 21, 2014
Finally a Godzilla film that didn't require a barf bag!
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