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Rated G
Copyright 1964 Toho Company Ltd.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 9 October 2007

Capsule Review:    

A huge meteorite lands in the mountains and mystifies scientists with its erratic magnetic properties. Meanwhile, the princess of a small nation is mysteriously spared death when her plane explodes in mid-air. When the dazed girl pops back into the story, she is suffering from amnesia and believes that she is a Martian. She also predicts that Godzilla and Rodan will begin to cause destruction once again, but the real problem is a monster from outer space called Ghidorah. Eventually, the meteorite swells up (they don't often do that) and cracks open, releasing Ghidorah. Somewhere else in Japan, Godzilla and Rodan appear and begin quarreling. Mothra intervenes in the spat and begs the other two Earth monsters to help it defend mankind from the three-headed space monster. It takes some fast talking by the huge caterpillar, but the others eventually agree and the fight is on.

You know, the last time we saw Mothra, there were two huge larva. Did one die or did the larger of the two eat its sibling?

Watching this, it becomes obvious Toho was experimenting with the mechanics of kaiju fighting. Rodan pecks Godzilla on the head a lot, while Mothra climbs aboard the giant pteradon to act like some sort of web-shooting powerup during the final battle with Ghidora, but the scaled destruction looks great. The new monster, Ghidorah, is one of my favorites. Imagine a three-headed, electricity-spewing Pit Bull with wings. Got it? Good, now inject the crazy thing with amphetamines and set it loose on Tokyo.

Homeowners insurance in Japan must be either very expensive or filled with bizarre "limited liability" clauses.

Things I Learned From This Show:  

Green Dot NEOs can be detrimental to hydroelectric power facilities.
Green Dot Some societies waited until the 20th Century to discover Elizabethan fashion.
Green Dot That which does not kill us cures amnesia.
Green Dot Godzilla invented soccer.

Stuff To Watch For:  

Green Dot 15 mins - Elephantiasis of the meteorite!
Green Dot 42 mins - A vacant-eyed girl listlessly reading incomprehensible poetry while sitting in a fireplace. That is so 1960's.
Green Dot 51 mins - The politicians should be happy that it is not an election year.
Green Dot 75 mins - He has a rifle equipped with a scope; you have a pistol. Time to start running.

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