Much like how Tokyo SOS
takes a few cues too many from Mothra
and Mothra vs. Godzilla
, BFE is such
a blatant, half-hearted remake of Mothra's debut film that it frustrates me greatly - even more so, having followed the solid Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
and the great Godzilla vs. Biollante
. Everything from the writing to the effects just screams "LAAAAAAAAZZZZZZY".
...Except Battra. Battra's cool - although again, effects and writing do him in. Why was he relevant to this film, anyway? For that matter, how was Godzilla
I find it ironic that this film, as well as Mechagodzilla '93
(and SOS, for that matter), dominated my favorites list years ago; yet now I can barely stand them.