GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
(Gojira Vs Kingugidora)
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah is also one of the most unique and original of all Godzilla films. It certainly has the most conceptually audacious plot of any Godzilla film being centred around time-travellers from the future who go back into the past to eliminate Godzillas wake of destruction throughout history. The film seems to overflow with ideas as this is then revealed to be a ruse and that their scheme is to instead substitute Ghidorah at the site of the A-bomb tests that created Godzilla and to not only eliminate Godzilla from becoming Japans protector against any threat, something that will allow Japan to become the most powerful nation in the world in the future, but to substitute a creature that can be more easily controlled. It is an uncommonly idea-ridden Japanese monster movie Godzilla doesnt even make an appearance until at least half-an-hour in. (It also becomes a origin story, dealing for the first time in the series with the creation of Godzilla). The plot has some unique doglegs that twist around to have both Godzilla and Ghidorah each playing both the aggressor and defender against the others rampage at different points in the film. Although, the script doesnt always think the time travel out logically at times wouldnt the elimination of Godzilla in the timeline also erase him from peoples memories in the present?
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the modern Godzilla films are the great effects. Here there is all the exhilarating scenes of mass destruction that one has come to expect of the genre. There is an excellent sequence with Ghidorah fighting a series of Air Force jets. The climax with Godzilla and the partially cyborgized Ghidorah duking it out is breathtaking.
The other Godzilla films are: Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954), Gigantis the Fire Monster/Godzilla Raids Again/The Return of Godzilla (1955), King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962), Godzilla vs the Thing/Mothra vs Godzilla (1964), Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Monster Zero/Invasion of the Astro Monster (1965), Godzilla vs the Sea Monster/Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), Son of Godzilla (1968), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzillas Revenge (1969), Godzilla vs the Smog Monster/Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971), Godzilla vs Gigan/Godzilla on Monster Island (1972), Godzilla vs Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs the Cosmic Monster/Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster/Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974), Terror of Mechagodzilla/Monsters from an Unknown Planet (1976), Godzilla 1985 (1984), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), Godzilla vs Mothra (1992), Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1993), Godzilla vs Space Godzilla (1994), Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995), Godzilla 2000 (1999), Godzilla vs Megaguirus (2000), Godzilla Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002), Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) and Shin Godzilla/Godzilla: Resurgence (2016). Both Roland Emmerichs Godzilla (1998) and Gareth Edwards Godzilla (2014) are big-budget, English-language remakes.
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