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TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

Discuss the original series of Godzilla films! From "Terror of Tokyo" to Puppy-faced Super-hero, the Showa Era had something for everyone!

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Re: TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

Postby kiryugoji04 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:35 pm

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Re: TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

Postby lhb412 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:24 am

I've always seen the tear in the larva prop. That's one of those that always jumped out at me, unlike, say, the cigarette in Mothra's hair in Ebirah.
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Re: TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

Postby TerranigmaFreak » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:41 pm

Yup, it's one of the best, but does anyone else notice the eye holes around Godzilla's neck towards the end of the movie? I feel like being in HD made the flaw more obvious.

Also, wasn't there a scene in the movie where the military tries to drop Godzilla into a pit and tried to use poison gas to kill him? I could have sworn there was a scene like that in the movie, but I rewatched it recently, and it wasn't there.
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Re: TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

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Re: TALKBACK #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla

Postby Rody » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:21 am

I revisited this one last night, via the Criterion disc. It's still one of the best, and likely still my most favorite.
One thing I noticed, which I hadn't considered before, is how Mothra's battle with Godzilla kind of parallels our protagonists' quest, while being part of the same cycle. The first battle with Godzilla fails, like the first attempt to return the egg; but the second battle succeeds, like the appeal to Mothra itself, and sets the stage for further good deeds. Good may not triumph over evil initially, but it DOES ultimately triumph through perseverance.
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