I sat there giggling like a fool during the sequence where Godzilla bascially erupts from Tokyo Bay, and the SDF throws everything they got at him to no avial. Just one blast of his atomic breath, and the dock is completely wiped out! And then, that iconic roar! Forget being the first movie, or Godzilla movie I've ever seen, Godzilla 1985 is my earliest memories of existence! I watched this tape to death when I was a youngster, so much so, my family was getting irritable about it lol! Up until last Tuesday, I hadn't watched this movie in about five years or so, and had forgotten how much I dig it. In retrospect, this film was a "right place, right time" type of scenario. It belongs wholly to the eighties in that the Cold War background is an ideal setting for Godzilla's return to play against. Having him destroy a Russian sub, and then having the Soviets blame the US is a tailor-made concept for the historical relevence of the King of the Monsters. I find it virtually impossible for me to be even remotely objective of this movie. Goji '85, in either version means so much to me from a personal perspective, I cannot help but vault all the way into my top 10 "personal favorites". I had fairly forgotten how much I enjoy it.
Oh, and Teruyoshi Nakano finally gets to do a "bad-ass" Godzilla movie, and he really delivers. There's plenty of hell-fire and black, billowing smoke, and some impressive miniature work. My favorite, aside from the aforementioned sequence, is when Godzilla tips over the skyscraper on top of the Super-X. Awesomeness-incarnate!
"EVERYONE FORGET YOUR TROUBLES! ENJOY YOURSELVES!THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!" - Gigantis The Fire Monster
"It was HUGE...It was...IT WAS LIKE A MONSTER!!! Suddenly the rocks rose...ALIVE!" - Godzilla 1985