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TALKBACK#18: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Discuss the 2nd Godzilla film era here! Beam fights, revised versions of classic kaiju, the Heisei era was a mixed bag of fun and controversy!

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Postby The Dark Uniter » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:37 pm

The only negative I find in this film [like in Tokyo SOS] is there's a continuity error. Like Tokyo SOS where Godzilla die from the oxygen destroryer and get his bones [how the heck they manage to do that?], Godzilla vs King Ghidorah tell us that a dinosaur help out a Japanese military which ends up being Godzilla which makes the timeline confusing as heck.
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Postby planetxleader » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:06 pm

I too, first saw this back in '98, and to me it was awesome. At that point I hadn't started re-watching the Showa movies in their entirety, and it had been a while since I'd seen an "all-new" Godzilla, so this was a pretty big deal to me.

I just re-watched this last night. Though my general opinion of the series as a whole is low, I thoroughly enjoyed this. Nostalgia may be partly responsible, but the film, to me, is very entertaining. The idea of exploring Godzilla's origins is neat, the build-up to the appearance of the title kaiju works well, and when Godzilla himself does finally show, he attacks Japan relentlessly! Plus, he looks plain awesome here.

True, Suzuki's effects start to visibly deteriorate, but there are some great shots in the bunch, and as a whole the effects are wild and colorful.

...Oh, and Yoshio Tsuchiya is awesome as Shindo. Really the only good role from a Toho veteran in the whole Heisei series. I think in "Bringing Godzilla Down to Size" Tsuchiya actually confesses that this was his favorite role.

As a whole: The last of the "good" Heisei movies. MechaGodzilla II had a decent story, but King Ghidorah was the last solidly entertaining movie of the '90s. Things went downhill fast.
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Postby Benjamin Haines » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is one of the most bizarre Godzilla films of all time from beginning to end, and I love every minute of it. It would make for a great triple feature sandwiched between Godzilla vs. Hedorah and Godzilla: Final Wars.
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Postby Kaiju Nexus » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:46 pm

There are a lot of things I really love about GvsKG, and a few things I don't.

I'll just list them by pros and cons (and mehs)...

PROS

- GREAT Ifukube score.
- Amazing Godzilla suit. One of my favorites
- Great Ghidorah design. Really imposing
- Mecha-King Ghidorah. I love this concept and it was done well, imo.
- Special effects. REALLY great destruction scenes and fights.

MEH

- Godzilla's origin. Interesting concept that I could buy easier if execution was better.

CONS

- Time travel. The Heisei series was setting up a grounded, realistic atmosphere up to this point. This concept seemed like a jump.
- UFO, M-11, futurians. I enjoyed this stuff in its own right, but it all feels out of place in a film following Biollante.
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