Friday, June 4, 2010
Movie 9 Review: Godzilla vs. DESTOROYAH
"Godzilla vs. DESTOROYAH!" is a Japanese Kaiju Film directed by Takao Okawara and written by Kazuki Omori.
With Godzilla movies you aren't watching the movie for the plot or the characters, even if the first Godzilla movie was plot heavy. People watch Godzilla movies to see the action so the head credit should go to suit actors Kenpachiro Satsuma as Godzilla (In his last role), Ryo Hariya and Eiichi Yanagida as Destoroyah, & Hurricane Ryu as Godzilla Junior.
"Godzilla vs. Destoroyah" is also, the last of the Heisei Series of Godzilla Movies before the Millennium Series and was marketed as the Final Battle of Godzilla, earning it over $18 Million.
The plot is about Godzilla dieing, having absorbed too great of an amount of Atomic Energy, causing Lava Scars, and the possibility of internal combustion which would cause the Earth to disintegrate. Meanwhile new monsters are forming, called Destoroyah, at the area where the original Godzilla had died. The G-Force unit, trying to figure out how to save the Earth, is contemplating making and using the most dangerous weapon known that killed the Original Godzilla, the Oxygen Destroyer.
The Destoroyahs are a bit too "Alien"ish and not so much the micro organisms they're supposed to be based on, but the Tokusatsu direction is done well enough that you could buy it as a threat and not a cheap knockoff. Burning Godzilla looks awesome, the design is nigh-perfect, and looks extremely menacing while still being in the classic design. Godzilla Junior also looks like a Godzilla should, which is good.
The action's fun, and the Giant Battles are well choreographed and have great Tokusatsu Direction.
Godzilla's Death was handled greatly, and with a great amount of respect. That's commendable for something as simple as a rampaging monster.
Tack Angel: 294