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If you're like me, you're always wondering why Godzilla doesn't turn on his Nuclear flamethrower more often and torch everything. In some movies his spinal plates glow before his deathly blast of breath, in others, afterwards, sometimes he can't get up the energy to make it glow at all and there's no flame coming from him, then sometimes it has nothing to do with it. The flamethrower effect is used much less in the actual movies than in the trailers. Another case of poor advertising.
Godzilla is just an overgrown dragon. I did some research on the web and his size seems to vary widely depending on different accounts. The appeal of Godzilla must lie in people wanting to get into the suit the actor portraying Godzilla wears and kick around the stuff on the sets that look like kid's toys. In the early films, Hollywood, yes Godzilla is a product of Hollywood, tried to make Godzilla a sinister menace with no personality. The success of Gamera must have changed that depiction. Plus during the '60's, the anti-hero hero emerged in comic books, like Catwoman, as opposed to the supervillian like the joker, and maybe Hollywood found that audiences identified more with anti heroes than supervillians.
To convince the skeptics otherwise, Godzilla vs. Megalon has an all Jpanese cast, but they still didn't fool me.
A bunch of guys in suburbia want to turn their wives into look alike robots that dress and act differently from their flesh and blood originals. As a feminist I find the idea repugnant, though I'm sure neither womankind nor mankind would wish to be killed and replaced by a robot. That's not the only disturbing part of Mr. masterson's dreadful movie. The living women are portrayed as agents of destruction who do not enjoy sex very much, want to dress like teen age boys all of the time, and whose sole mission in life is to use marriage as a method to infiltrate mankind in order to sabotage it. Of course, men are portrayed as insensitive, unfeeling and selfish. All this when the women's rights movement was at its apex. The movie emphasizes all of the ugly aspects of women's rights without in any way giving heed to any positive results the movement could have yielded.
When the katherine ross character and her annoying friend, portrayed just as annoyingly by paula prentiss, spy on a drugstore owner lifting his wife to new heights of nirvana through love making, ms. prentiss convinces ms. ross that the guy's wife is robot, because how could a drug store owner, basically described as being ugly besides being just a drug store owner ,get such a reaction from such a beautiful woman. There is never any second guessing or no one in the film is able to develop an independent perspective on things. In a way, the movie is for the most part correct that the population is coerced into accepting the media's one dimensional values, that is the way that it is correct , that it self reinforces the values of following the herd and not developing any thoughts of one's own.
It doesn't matter if there is any entertainment value in the stepford wives, it is too simplistic and repugnant to be watched.
Later, mr. masterson would go on to make The best little whorehouse in texas, which would seem to be a sequel to his stepford wives.
The defense department will undoubtably give mr. spielberg a medal of sort. His intense xenophobia and paronoia must have discouraged any aliens his SETI project contacts, surely so Mr. Spielberg can collect a bill for watching his inexecrable junk, from pursuing any communications with earthlings.
In place of mr spileberg's usual orgy of violence, he presents a babyish alien that looks like a large bowel movement, so he's got the grossness factor working for him. Mr. spielberg can't make a movie without something gross happening in it.
The portrayal of aliens isn't flattering and compounded with the hostility and condescension it - apparently aliens have no sex either (plausible, but really intended as more of an insult it is made clear) - receives, if aliens did indeed ever set foot on earth, it would undoubtably be to try and pursue a lawsuit against mr. spielberg.
Basically the same movie as Wayne's Brannigan, and like Brannigan a sort of Dirty Harryish movie. The similarities with Dirty Harry are reinforced by the movie successfully advertising the fully automatic machine gun MAC-10 like Eastwood's constant advertisements promoting the .44 magnum.
However, the Duke's firearms advertisements have been made irrelevant by government legislation, the movie's feeble attempts to suggest Dirty Harry's tactics are more suited for England and not the US have been made irrelevant by congress and presidential approval as well.
Other than that, it could be classified as a more enjoyable, and at least socially, emotionally, and ethically conscious movie than the Dirty Harry series.
It's interesting that Brannigan was released back to back with McQ; the movies are practically identical and must have been filmed at the same time. Basically Brannigan is Wayne's Dirty Harry, the difference being that Brannigan is an Irish cop from Chicago, not San Fransisco. Big difference? Brannigan's Dirty Harryish ignorance of the US constitution is excused by his activities taking place in London England. While in the US he is Dr. Jekyl, once he arrives in England, he turns into Mr. Hyde.
In Brannigan, Wayne produces one of his best performances. Wayne is paradoxically one of the earliest pioneers of method acting and undoubtably Stanislavesky was primarily inspired by Wayne, although if he were alive, Stanislavesky would be ashamed to admit it.
Brannigan is actually a pretty good movie, and if you like a slightly, very slightly, more liberal version of Dirty Harry, you might like Brannigan.