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A flying monster terrorizes Japan after a nightclub owner kidnaps two tiny princesses from their island paradise.

Cast & Crew

Frankie Sakai
Senichiro "Sen-chan" Fukuda
Hiroshi Koizumi
Dr. Shin'ichi Chujo
Kyoko Kagawa
Michi Hanamura
Ken Uehara
Dr. Harada
Jerry Ito
Clark Nelson
Emi Ito
Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yumi Ito
Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yoshifumi Tajima
Military Advisor
Takehiko Fukunaga
Writer (Novel)
Yoshie Hotta
Writer (Story)
Shin'ichirô Nakamura
Writer (Story)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Writer (Screenplay)
Yûji Koseki
Original Music
Hajime Koizumi
Cinematographer
Kazuji Taira
Film Editor
Teruaki Abe
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Critic Reviews for Mothra

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Mothra

  • Mar 04, 2013
    Mothra is always an uncomfortable mix with Godzilla, Rodan and the rest of them. Someone once commented suggested to me that Mothra could do no better than "piss off" Godzilla or Ghidorah in battle. Thankfully we have just Mothra alone in her debut and it is thoroughly entertaining.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2011
    One of the best non-Godzilla Toho monster flicks. Not as dark as "Gojira" or "Rodan" but still possesses artistic merit. The special effects are remarkable and the story is full of colorful characters.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2010
    They'd done Godzilla. They'd brought us color monster madness with Rodan. Now Toho continue to improve their Kaiju films with Mothra. Once again Mothra is the result of nuclear radiation, but those themes are just around to explain her size. The main plot is Mothra's rescue attempt of two miniature women taken from her island. Strange? Certainly, but it's nice to see the monster with a clear agenda and some actual motivation. The models and effects are the best so far. Remote controlled vehicles, green screen, monster puppets, are all thrown in to give us some truly exhilarating city smash ups. Even when "people" are obviously dolls, it's OK. Films don't have to be a replacement for the imagination. I was never dragged out of the film's universe, and the scenes of the dam bursting had me appreciating film making more than any CGI filled computer game-a-like. The use of a fictionalized nation allows you to easily ignore any overbearing political agendas. It isn't as dark as the previous efforts. But when your monster is a big moth, you don't get as much horror. Luckily, it also manages to create a more atmospheric and artistic approach. Mothra's initial hatching is juxtaposed with a beautiful and rather trippy song. A tale of, once again, man's mistakes. Only this time, it's the exploitation of these mistakes that brings destruction.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2009
    It's one of Ishiro Honda's more entertaining post-<i>Godzilla</i> monster mashes (certainly better than the painfully dull <i>Rodan</i>), but it sort of feels like Honda's run out of anything to say. It's a charming little B-grade monster movie, and aside from the two fairies who would become a staple of any movie the titular bug is in, it's a pretty paint-by-numbers one at that. Mothra's big-screen debut doesn't hold a candle to any of her rumbles with the Big-G, nor does it have the impact of his surprisingly somber first flick.
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