I'm naming these films by their current U.S. release titles, baby.
I love this movie. I love, love, love, love this movie, baby. Their are two types of perfect films. There are artistic acheivements that encapsulate aspects of the human experience (like, say, Ikiru or Citizen Kane) and then there are the films perfect in entertainment (like Hellboy 2 or The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - and Monster Zero).
I remember as a little kid being in a hotel room (I think in another state due to my brother's basebal tournament or some such) with the sound down really low and trying to watch Monster Zero on TNT's Monstervision late at night, baby. I went to sleep about 20 minutes in, but I'll allways remember what Joe Bob Briggs (the host) said; "most Godzilla fans hate this one 'cause its got so little monster footage."
Of course, we know that the characters are so likable, the models so neat, the galaxy-trotting and extratesrestrial encountering so entertaining that having Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah show up at all is just icing on the cake, baby.
This film really has a distinct visual look. It's spacious and clean and streamlined. This extends to everything, just look at the scenes in the capital compared to the ones from the previous film.
It took me forever to figure out what the blue dots vs. red dots thing was all about. Watching the Japanese version when I got the new DVD helped clarify that the computer predicts the future with all avaliable data and when it's blue dots it means if things continue as they are then there is a great probability of success while red dots means probability of failure and that a change of plans is in order.
I wonder if there was much fun at Glen Glenn Sound when Fuji is yelling "Glenn? Glenn? Glenn!!!"