Review Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah film review by King Gargantuas
Written By King Gargantuas on 2019-04-11 14:06:26
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Do I even need to explain why this is not only my favorite of the second series but in my top 5 favorite Godzilla movies? Not really, it's quite obvious. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is an interesting attempt at recapturing the flavor of previous Godzilla films, and works rather well due to an interesting premise that, for the most part, feels well thought out in some areas and wonderful special effects that are the standout of the film.
Taking place a few years after his battle with Biollante, Godzilla still poses a threat to Japan. Here, visitors from the distant future appear out of nowhere and offer to get rid of Godzilla by erasing his existence, which also results in us finally seeing Godzilla as the Dinosaur he once was before being mutated. Unfortunately, they replace him with 3 little creatures that mutate into King Ghidorah instead and threaten to wipe out Japan unless the government caves into their demands to rebuild the country on their terms. Meanwhile the Godzilla we presumed to have been erased from history returns this time having been mutated from the radiation from sunked nuclear subs, and thus, battle and destruction ensues as our main characters try everything within their ability to fix things up once and for all.
I will say that right off the bat that one of the down sides to this movie is that while the set up is rather interesting, it does come with the unfortunate side effect of contains plot holes big enough to drive a truck through, as is with most time-travel altering plots. One obvious example being, if Godzilla was erased from history, then why do other people from the present time still acknowledge his existence? Yeah, there are quite a few plot holes like that. Also, while the english dubs have always been pretty bad, this one is a special case since they even dub over the already english speaking american actors... why?!
On the up side though, as you would expect from a classic Kaiju movie like this, there is enough monster mayhem through out the movie especially in the second half to make up for any shortcomings. The battle scenes and city stomping are among the best seen in any movie of its kind. Along with that, there is also a scene with the american military early on where one spots our time-travelers and the other one tells him just to keep it a secret and share it with his future son. Guess who the major's last name is, Spielberg... did anyone ever mention that Spielberg is a Godzilla fan? Explains a lot, doesn't it?
Overall, I thought this was a rather fun movie keen on giving us something special, and in that regard they delivered something quite good that just made this entry a standout monster film that overcame its flaws by providing fans with good entertainment that bring the best aspects of Godzilla films. And that is more than enough for me to recommend it.