GODZILLA VS SPACE GODZILLA
GODZILLA VS SPACEGODZILLA
(Gojira vs Supesugojira)
The special effects are highly variable as the modern Godzilla films go. We see an impressive giant robot (the Mogera) being put together in the first few minutes. On the other hand, Baby Godzilla looks rubbery. The space battle scenes are decidedly so-so. Space Godzilla is one of the strangest of Godzillas nemeses a blue Godzilla counterpart with a giant mass of glowing crystal on its shoulders and its flying version that looks like a single giant crystal with a Godzilla attached to its undercarriage. The mass destruction is strictly average for the era and unremarkable in the end consideration.
What makes Godzilla vs Space Godzilla a weak entry in the series is a poor plot. The characters feel even less attached to the plot than they do in a Godzilla film, which is never much at all. Space Godzilla never seems to have any motivation and the scenes with the psychic Megumi Odaka and the gangsters seem randomly inserted from another film and not well connected to the kaiju film we have. Although there is one kind of cool/weird scene with a shootout in a room where Megumi Odaka is being held prisoner and one of the bad guys turns the bed sideways to act as a shield and she just levitates it straight up. Here almost the whole film seems occupied by monster battles and mass destruction sequences that just go on and on almost two-thirds of the film consists of monster battles even then, none of them are particularly standout. Director Kensho Yamashita, who was an assistant director on some of the 1970s Godzillas, drags the show out, particularly in the scenes on the island where proceedings seem to go on forever with the various parties running around trying to hit Godzilla with bullets.
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 King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla vs Mothra (1992), Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1993), 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), plus the anime Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017). Both Roland Emmerichs Godzilla (1998) and Gareth Edwards Godzilla (2014) are big-budget, English-language remakes.
Japanese language trailer here (no subs):-