Watched this earlier tonight. It's not my 4th-favourite Godzilla movie (despite what the preference sorter told me last year), but I might still put it in my top 10. Had a few random thoughts along the way:
+ I don't know why the sea flashes whenever Titanosaurus surfaces, but it's a neat effect - which is all the explanation I need.
+ I prefer the US cut of the scene where the kids approach Titanosaurus. The blue screen effects of him chasing and stomping them are pretty shoddy, and you get the point from the US cut anyway.
+ Where's the housekeeper parked where he can watch Katsura and Ichinose? The movie starts cutting to him peering out of his car before those two approach the railing outside. Even after that, I didn't get a good sense of where his car is supposed to be.
+ The final fight is in serious need of reediting, not to mention of extra footage. How Godzilla goes from holding his own to losing so suddenly isn't clear. Also, I'm trying to decide if T'saurus bouncing on Godzilla's grave is funny, menacing, or both. Leaning toward both.
+ The contrast between the '70s tokusatsu aesthetic and the brooding script is a little shaky at times, but it works well overall. Without the alien outfits and the wire effects during the final fight, the film might have worked somewhat better. I don't mind the villains being cartoonish in principle. On the other hand, the constant evil laughter and Mafune's behaviour are hard to take at times.
+ Barring the opening credits, Godzilla doesn't show up until the 45-minute mark, and MG doesn't become active until the 56-minute mark. I didn't really care until I looked at the time in my media player. I still don't mind now. Just thought the timing was interesting.
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