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I only like it because of the monsters.
Not as good as the first one. It had an interesting story line though. And it was the first to have Godzilla fight other monsters.
This is a great, and sadly underrated, movie in the Godzilla canon. With a strong flavor of Yasujiro Ozu's films focusing on the dissolution of the family unit, this is not a story about Godzilla, but about the heroic survivor's of the titular monster's rampage, and the way that they pick up and carry on after virtually everything is lost. It's a hymn in praise of those who endured through the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Don't count this one out just because there's not more of a monster presence in it; watch it as a testament to man's ability to rebound even in the face of indescribable horror and move on.
I thought that this was one of the best Godzilla movies I have seen. It had incredible action scenes and the subplot was passible. It also introduced one of my favorite Kaiju ever, Anguirus. I would recommend.
Following an emergency landing on a deserted island in the Pacific, young pilots, Tsukioka and Kobayashi, stumble into an epic clash between Godzilla and the monster, Anguirus.
The two pilots race back to Japan to inform the government what they saw. Soon the world comes to the realization, that a monster closely related to the original Godzilla is on the loose as well as a new monster named Angilas. Soon, the two monsters arrive in Osaka where they resume their battle. Will the two monsters destroy Osaka before they ultimately destroy each other?
The human story, though a little on the prosaic side, is simple enough and sweet enough that it feels like a complement to the monster action, rather than a distraction.
Godzilla looked fantastic, the only real difference being his slimness. The puppet's teeth were the only bad point. Anguius was Godzilla's first ever foe and you got to love the echoing roar. The fights are entertaining,the speed up of the frame rate of the camera was a little odd . The fight ends brutally with Godzilla sinking his teeth in his throat nicely. The effects were nicely done all in all for their time. In terms of sheer entertainment value, this entry builds up on where the first film left off, and delivers what you'd expect from a well layered and structured monster picture. Overcoming its flaws, this is a fun, entertaining and memorable film that will certainly delight fans of the genre everywhere. Godzilla steals the show yet again, and in terms of sheer entertainment.
Godzilla Raids Again is a very good sequel and it gives something different to viewers looking for mindless thrills that monster films provide.
Godzilla's second appearance, released way back in the mid '50s, is much more in line with a classic horror film than the kitschy dust-ups that would soon follow. It's ambitious without being overzealous, tries hard despite rudimentary technical capabilities and the human subplots actually aid the monsters' storyline, rather than distracting from it. The necessity of shooting in black and white actually works to benefit the special effects. Concealed amidst a wash of inky shadow and evening murk, the tiny onslaught of toy tanks and rocket launchers seems more formidable, less obvious as a visual trick. Godzilla and his foe, the spiny reptile Anguirus, don't enjoy the same luxury. Although their battles are significantly faster in tempo and harder-hitting than in future installments, the old suits (particularly their heads) just don't hold up to close scrutiny. Looking back, the continuity is also problematic, but that's never been a strong suit for this franchise. All in all, it's perfectly enjoyable as a rather basic, single-focus disaster movie that knows where its bread is buttered. Maybe not as bold and bombastic as later entries, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
First Godzilla sequel offers more of the same formula plus an additional monster: a bit silly, minimal romance, some humour, some tragedy - and lots of collateral damage.
Of all the films in the franchise, this is certainly one of the worst. While is understandable that this was a new genre at the time and Toho needed to find their stride, it is hard to understand how it all went so very wrong. It could be one of those, "so bad, it's good" kind of movies, but it is objectively awful. It's worth a look for historical purposes, but is best enjoyed with good company and possibly alcohol.
A quick cash-in to more successful Gojira(1954). The low budget special effect and awful acting also didn't help much. However, this is the first time we ever see Godzilla fighting another monster, in which changing the concept of monster movies landscape forever. Definitely, one of the weakest in Godzilla series.
This movie ruins a classic story and I'm 10yeaars old