Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:46 am
Wow, I never posted in here after the last time I rewatched this? CRAZY. Especially considering that I - king_ghidorah, you may want to sit down for this - LIKED IT.
I know. I was just as surprised as you are.
It's still a bad movie, don't get me wrong, but when I finally got to see it in widescreen and in its original language, I was able to fully embrace how utterly ludicrous the plot is. I love that the movie can be summarized along these general lines:
Our Heroes: "Oh, so Godzilla's gone more or less comatose. That's cool."
Time Travelers: "Well, we can get rid of him for good!"
Our Heroes: "Really? Sweet!"
Time Travelers: "Yeah, it's pretty cool. Check it out, he's gone!"
Our Heroes: "OH F*CK. KING GHIDORAH'S GOING TO KILL US ALL!"
Time Travelers: "AH-HA!"
One of Our Heroes: "Guys! IDEA. LET'S REMAKE GODZILLA SO HE CAN TAKE OUT GHIDORAH."
The Rest of Our Heroes: "OH MAN, THAT IS A GREAT IDEA."
Time Travelers: "That is a terrible ide-- OH SH------"
Our Heroes: "AW, F*CK. NOW GODZILLA'S GOING TO KILL US ALL!"
Another One of Our Heroes: "GUYS. I HAVE. THE BEST. IDEA."
The Rest of Our Heroes: "What?"
Another One of Our Heroes: "WE RESURRECT KING GHIDORAH TO SAVE US."
The Rest of Our Heroes: "..."
"YOU'RE RIGHT! IT'S BRILLIANT! THERE'S NO WAY THIS CAN GO WRONG."
-- in a perfect world, this loop would continue on ad infinitum.
ALSO, while the effects ARE a huge step down from Biollante, the miniatures are more impressive than I originally gave them credit for (albeit with a few crummy shots that foreshadow the lows of future films) and the Shinjuku set actually made me feel a stirring beneath my utility belt. Look, I even took screencaptures of it, I was so impressed!
So yeah. I didn't do a TOTAL 180 but I could see myself watching this more often now.