Hey everybody. This is my first post, but I care about that as much as you guys do.
I've always liked this movie a lot; yes, it does have overly noticeable stock footage, and yes, there is a gap between the plot and the fighting, but at the same time, I feel like that's apart of the films' charm. The plot is the definition of 70's Godzilla films; conspiracy, ragtag teams and aliens. The main character, the cartoonist, is appealing, and though his prominent creations (Mamagon and Shukra) were very contrived, I think they were meant to feel that way. The two other characters, the Hippies (for my lack of being able to remember foreign names), were goofy fun as well. The scene where the cartoonist mistakes the corn for a gun was one of the only times I've genuinely laughed at a Godzilla movie when it was trying to be funny. The reveal of the two aliens' being body-snatchers was well played, and gave an interesting back-story to the characters themselves. The other reveal of said aliens being large roaches was very corny, but at the same time, a lot of fun. The use of sound to control Gigan and KG was a cool idea, as well. The climax of the drawings covering the explosives was fun, and gave the villains a good send-off. The Kaiju were great; While Godzilla literally talking
to Anguirus was odd, it fit with the Showa series' general wackiness. Gigan was excellent. His design was very menacing and creative, and his roar was very unique. King Ghidorah, while obviously having some technical issues, had a good role change by playing backup to Gigan. Gigan being swift and well-armed while King Ghidorah was slow and looming was a good pair, and showed good strengths that both monsters featured. Godzilla and Anguirus' team was cool, and I wish they were grouped together more often.
Overall, Like I said, I really like this film. It's not my favorite, but it's certainly in my top ten. The plot was cheesy-fun, the monsters were creative and very watchable, and overall, I
think it's a classic.