Well this was my G-flick tonight, one that I haven't seen in a while. Sadly my feelings toward it have dampened a little. I guess I'm looking at it with a more critical eye. The script is awful!
I mean seriously it feels so rushed and hacked together it's a utter disappointment overall. It really is a shame because I LOVE Mothra and I LOVE Battra. I want to love this movie so much but I just can't "love" it. I don't know if I should list what's wrong with it first (cause there's so much) or what is good.
I guess I like Battra a lot, very nice introducing an "evil" Mothra. I love the design of Battra's larva and adult stages. I think the fight underwater while not perfect in interesting and new for the Godzilla series. And I guess that's about all I like about it.
The adult and even larva Mothra are an embarrassment. I mean seriously they couldn't get the larva stage to move better than that! And the adult is such a plush you want to hug it and squeeze it, not watch it fight.
Why oh why did they change the sound effect for Godzilla's breath? It's horrific!!!!! Heck why is he even in this movie. Would have been a better script without him!
And the film's "bad guys" are frankly annoying. Even if he does a 180, I wanted to punch Andoh in the face. Something about him just annoyed me to death. The acting overall is just incredibly juvenile. I guess after 3 dark and serious films (ok so maybe GvsKG was campy but still) they had to decide to go this flowery route and the film suffers for it. Not even just a little, it suffers hard.
Such a disappointment for my favorite bug, and yes Imago Mothra looks and acts better in Rebirth of Mothra 1 than in this. The final fight is a snooze fest.