Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla vs. Gigan
For a film that's awfully busy and awfully manic, it turns out to be quite a dreadful slog.
Audience Reviews for Godzilla vs. Gigan
I noticed the recycled stock footage, when I watched this film. It does have decent action and introduced the first element of blood in the series. It is cheesy and doesn't have the best plot
This film was the first time the producers seemed to ask the question, "Say, alien antagonists are cool, but what if we had them basically act like Bond villains?" http://cinematicjustice.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/every-godzilla-ever-part-1-the-showa-era-1954-1975/
Again the lacking entries continue with Godzilla vs. Gigan, this is a cheaply made movie that has everything wrong going for it. The film is a poorly constructed affair and it really is clear that the filmmakers are not even trying to make something fun for viewers. In terms of delivering the fights, they are lackluster and quite boring. By this point, the films were simply recycling old ideas and not even trying to create something truly entertaining for viewers to enjoy. IU really hated the film, and aside from the first few films in the series, the entries by this point in the series, was simply not worth your time and was too silly, ridiculous to actually enjoy. I know the films were silly in the past, but they had at least good storylines and good monsters for Godzilla to fight. Acting wise, the film suffers and with a lacking plot, it ends up failing. The director clearly didn't care for the series, and it shows. This is a mess that just doesn't do other films in the series justice. I really didn't enjoy the film and this is a painful one to watch. If you're looking for something fun, and entertaining, this isn't the Godzilla film to watch. The film lacks in everything that has made the previous outings fun, memorable and mindless entertainment. Don't expect anything original with this one, or avoid it altogether, you'll be glad you did. The series at this point was simply stuck in a rut, and didn't have anything worthwhile left to tell on-screen.
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