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Not Rated
Copyright 1991 Toho Company Ltd.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Godzilla - Talk about mood swings, one moment he is defending Japanese troops from certain death, the next he is leveling Tokyo.
  • King Ghidorah - Created by exposing "Ghorats" to radiation, the golden monster is controlled by time travelers. Loses a head to Godzilla's breath weapon and falls into the ocean.
  • Mech-King Ghidorah - Emi builds this cybernetic monster from Ghidorah's nearly lifeless body. Ever try aiming something with three wildly erratic heads? Destroyed by Godzilla's breath weapon and then it falls into the ocean.
  • Terasawa - Writer who first develops the idea that Godzilla is a dinosaur exposed to radiation.
  • Emi - Girl from the future, she does not want to see Japan destroyed.
  • Miki Saegusa - Researcher at the ESP Institute who uses her powers to track Godzilla.
  • M-11 - Android from the future, not only is he amazingly fast, the modern tin man can repair anything.
  • Professor Fujio - Dinosaur expert who teaches in a high school.
  • Mr. Shindo - Leader of the Japanese troops on Ragos Island and quite a motivational speaker, but his command of tactics and war leaves much to be desired. Now a businessman and owner of the lucrative "Dinosaur World" franchise, vaporized by Godzilla.
  • Chuck Wilson - Corrupt leader of the time travelers, I am pretty sure that reading his lips would not be very difficult. (Watch the way he forms words.) Inside the flying saucer/time machine when Godzilla destroys it.

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The Plot: 

Giant monster films are usually fuddled enough without throwing time travel into the fray, but here is blending of the two from our friends at Toho. Despite having limited natural resources it turns out that Japan dominates the future, they have even purchased Africa and South America. (Thereby cornering the market for continents shaped like obtuse triangles or something.) Chuck Wilson and his band of rebels steal a flying saucer/time machine craft and return to change the course of history. They drop in on present day Japan (Where present day equals the early 90's.) and gather some facts before pinpointing the dinosaur which will become Godzilla. The creature is teleported away from the nuclear test area and cute Ghorats left in it's place, creating a monster they can use to destroy Japan. Hopefully I have not lost you yet, because a nuclear submarine accident exposes Godzillasaurus to radiation and the King of the Monsters is still created, though larger and more aggressive. Emi is not very happy with events and tries to help her ancestors, only to be captured by M-11. So what does she do? Well the intrepid young lady reprograms the android to be on her side. (So much for administrator passwords and encryption technology.) Around the same time that King Ghidorah is sinking beneath the waves she uses a shuttle to teleport the main time traveling craft in front of Godzilla, he obliges by obliterating the ugly thing. Unfortunately he is pretty much set on obliterating everything, so Emi returns to the future with hopes of rebuilding Ghidorah and saving Japan. A probable side effect of this colossal project is that NAPA becomes a world power, but perhaps that is just my imagination running wild after ninety minutes of rubber monsters and time travel.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Kaiju never rot.
  • During World War II one of the U.S. amphibious landings failed due to a dinosaur attacking the troops.
  • Aliens hate helicopters.
  • Important people are forced to ride in the back of tactical military trucks.
  • When traveling back in time to 1944, do not choose a landing point under naval bombardment.
  • Japan has a secret nuclear submarine armed with ballistic missiles.
  • Androids are immune to the laws of inertia.
  • Never kick a robot unless you have on steel toe boots.
  • Godzilla is full of soap suds.
  • Always wear your seat belt, even when piloting a cybernetic monster capable of leveling cities.
  • If you are forced to carry Godzilla anywhere make sure that the dangerous side is facing out. (This would be any direction he can point his mouth and fire nuclear beams.)

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 2 mins - Probably just swamp gas.
  • 8 mins - Why does it look the same in every satellite photo?
  • 10 mins - Okay, the helicopter exploded, but "Eagle One" is still talking.
  • 17 mins - Now where did you get that idea? They've only been talking about future events for the last few minutes. Idiot.
  • 32 mins - The Americans were nice enough to stop shelling the island so we could hear his speech.
  • 38 mins - First Question: Why did the Japanese not defend the beaches rather than letting the Americans land unopposed? Second Question: Where are all the landing craft that should be on the beach?
  • 59 mins - Did that truck have a ramp on the side?
  • 88 mins - Not the sort of thing I would want to look out the window and see. This is going to hurt...

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note kingghidorah1.wav Terasawa: "It's amazing, we really traveled in time."
Fujio: "But look where it got us, we're right in the middle of World War II in the South Pacific."
Green Music Note kingghidorah2.wav American: "Take that, you dinosaur!"
Green Music Note kingghidorah3.wav King Ghidorah screaming.
Green Music Note kingghidorah4.wav Wilson: "This new Godzilla is unfriendly and he's going to destroy your country, there's nothing you can do about it!"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Video Clipkingghidorah1.mpg - 3.2m
Emi has returned from the future with her supercharged Mecha-King Ghidorah. The only thing she didn't have upgraded is the targeting system, which is rather silly. How do you miss something that stands a hundred meters tall?

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #33. Posted on March 12, 2005, 10:25:28 AM by ANTHONY
I thoght it was very very good on a scale from one to a thousand 2332.All godzilla movies are full of action and rang.If i were the creator of godzilla i wood agree too make anthore godzilla movie.GODZILLA VS GODZILLA sounds pritty good to me.Man 50 yaers of making godzilla movies.i wood never ever stop making godzilla movies.If i were the pereson that had to rate the godzilla movies on a scale from 1 to 5,5 for all the movies that they mad so far.If iwere rich i wood have a godzilla collection a room full ,full of godzilla stuff.They are so lucky.when i saw godzilla 2000 i was hocked onto godzilla.Ever sins i saw godzilla 2000 i am a big godzilla fan ihave almoste 3or2 full folders ongodzilla im still and i repeat im still trying to collect more godzilla information.  
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #34. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by WitchKing
Spectacular battles and a wonderfully ludicrous plot.  The futuristic Japanese girl in thigh-highs is cool (though her grating dubbed-in voice makes her sound braindead) and M-11 was impressive.  Ghidorah looks spectacular and Godzilla never looked better-- so savage and fearsome, unlike many of the 60's and 70's films which had him appear more human-looking and cartoonish.  A million times better than the much-maligned American remake with its weird looking mutated tyrannosaurus.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #35. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Frank
This is the ultimite Heisei series film; Godzilla VS King Ghidorah!!! The title alone is enough to grab everyone's attention! Man, I loved this film, especially Ghidorah's new look. But what i really love is His new cry!!! Much better then the old ghidroah's cry.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #36. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Speedynat3
It is a good movie. I like them showing Godzilla's origin and the battles are good.  Just Mecha-King Ghidorah's aim, how hard is it to hit something 100m tall that is not moving that much? That was strange, as well as when K.Ghidorah's head got blasted off... It never landed, did anyone see it land?  It was funny too, defing the laws of gravity ("what goes up must come down", yeah not Ghidorah's head).  I enjoyed the movie maybe a 4.8/5
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #37. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by IT
This is one of the worst GODZILLA movies ever made.GHIDORAH's new roar sucked it sounded like a subway train stopping.Plus his horns wiggled like a jack-in-box destroying any sense of realism.The old GHIDORAH was far more terrifying then this one and he moved in a more realistic way this one moved too stiff he was a joke.Poor story poor effects = BOMB.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #38. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by
It was an okay movie it could have been a lot better. more realistic GhidoraH would've been better. REALLY DUMB story line
Re: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #39. Posted on December 09, 2007, 10:46:21 PM by Patrick
Nothing compared to GMK!!!!!!
Re: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reply #40. Posted on April 10, 2009, 03:13:12 PM by George
In the year 1991,a ufo's spotted over Japan.

If I went through every agonizing detail,we'd be here forever,so I won't.

Just that it turns out the ufo's a time machine with future people,meaning they are people from the future who've traveled back in time to warn us that Godzilla will destroy the world,unless we travel futher back in time to WW2 and stop his mutation,what know one really knows is these Future Folks know Japans going to be a power to be reckoned with unless they stop Godzilla from being made and replace him with King Ghidrah.

Which they do,he then,under there controll start destroying Japan,(so what else is new?).Anyway one of the Future People,Miss Emi,doesn't want this to happen,she's part Japanese you know,so she puts android M-11 under her control,teams up with Terasawa and destroys the computer they want Japan to have.

Meantime WW2 hero Mr.Shindo reactivates Godzilla who at first kills King Ghidrah,but after that he's reverted back to being the same Godzilla we all know and hate.

So Miss Emi creates a robot King Ghidrah to finish Godzilla off,after a wild ride in the mecharobot she has Godzilla where she wants him and isn't going to let him go,however The Future People tells her to hurry with the job,see it's raining,I don't know what that has to with this operation,but somehow it just does,she drops the robot and Godzilla into the ocean and returns to the Future.
The future,invest in it wisely!.
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