Godzilla Planet of the Monsters 2017 Movie Review

Written by Barney Buckley
Email Address- bbuckley@triad.rr.com


  • Directed by Kōbun Shizuno, and Hiroyuki Seshita
  • Produced by Takashi Yoshizawa
  • Screenplay by Gen Urobuchi
  • Starring
  • Mamoru Miyano
  • Takahiro Sakurai
  • Kana Hanazawa
  • Yūki Kaji
  • Music by Takayuki Hattori
  • Production Company – Polygon Pictures and Toho Animation
  • Distributed by Toho (Japan) and Netflix (Worldwide)
  • Release date November 17, 2017 (Japan)
  • Running time 88 minutes
  • Country-Japan
  • Language Japanese and English subtitle, English Dub
  • Box office US$3.1 million

As we all know Godzilla Planet of the Monsters was 1st shown in Japan on November 17, 2017 and finally were shown on Netflix worldwide on January 17, 2018. As we all know this is a three-part animated Godzilla movie trilogy and so far we have a total of 2 of them as of right now. As I am writing this movie review on July 19, 2018 a day after Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle which is the 2nd of the trilogy movies to be released on Netflix I am doing this movie review. I did do a movie review on my YouTube channel a while back.

As we all know when they did produce that film Shin Godzilla which came out in 2016 it was advanced in a lot of ways as it did take over the number 1 spot as being the most profitable film for the Toho Motion Picture Company. It took away from King Kong versus Godzilla 1962 which held that honor up until this movie. I guess you can say this was a leap forward in a lot of ways. This movie did in fact when a lot of awards over there in Japan and now we have another movie that is definitely much more a step forward as it is totally animated for the very 1st time for the Toho Motion Picture Company.


This film was in fact animated by the company known as Polygon Pictures is based on a cell-shading animation house that previously worked on video games like Onimusha 2, Dead or Alive Extreme 2, Resident Evil 5, and yes Street fighter 5. The screenplay was handled by Gen Urobuchi who is best known for such anime’s as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass, but with Nitroplus he worked on the scenario for visual novel games like Kikokugai and Saya no Uta.

Now is give you my thoughts on what I think about this movie! There has been many different variations of Godzilla films that have come out and this includes a man in a suit, total CGI movie type and yes animated versions of Godzilla and this one is no exception to that rule.

As we all know if you have seen this film it does depict a world that is invaded by a lot of kaiju that are literally destroying everything in their wake. The one thing I like to point out is the fact that they handled the other kaiju in this film as bleak images as we did not actually see them moving around like Godzilla. Which in my opinion was a little disappointing, but was not the end of the world. After decades of this kind of destruction it would be in 2048 that an intergalactic vessel called the Atratrum would begin an actual 20 year journey with its human passengers looking for a new planet to settle on. This one here however has been totally annihilated by all the kaiju and Godzilla has taken over. This is the reason why they are in search of a different planet to settle on.


They would eventually traveled for 20 years to a distant constellation only to discover that the planet that they thought they could actually settle on is absolutely uninhabitable so they make their return back home. However doing so for them it was 20 years but coming back it was literally 20,000 years and as we all know the planet’s environment has definitely changed the one thing hasn’t changed is the fact that Godzilla is still a lethal menace and still exists.

I will tell you this when you 1st see this and the storyline it is definitely set up very well. Life inside the ship that they were traveling on is very vivid in display they did a fantastic job on the animation of the ship. Though the environment within this you have upon traveling has its disappointments such as the lack of water and the clothing as well as the suits are soiled, scuffed or even scratched. This is what happens after 20 years of using the same products it gets pretty gritty and grim at the same time.


Upon arriving to the planet they find that Godzilla does exist however this is not Godzilla that I think it is it is a clone of Godzilla earth. As they soon discover toward the end of this film that there is indeed another Godzilla. As they thought they killed the 1st Godzilla and they could re-inhabit the planet however on the other one would emerge and he would be over 300 m tall. This would be the original that chase them away 20,000 years ago or in their case 20 years ago. Anyway that is the premise of the film they pretty much leave and come back and they fight this Godzilla is known as Godzilla Fillius and they managed to destroy it only to discover that there is a much larger and much more powerful Godzilla the original Godzilla that they call Godzilla earth.

Now let me give you my thoughts on what I liked him what I did not like about the film. The characters at times in my opinion seem a little over-the-top with their acting, but I soon get past that as the movie does progress. The whole entire animated version and how Godzilla Fillius looked in my opinion was a little for me to adjust to, but I got used to a real fast as he does have some pretty impressive weapons and he does look amazing at times. There are a lot of people that did not care for this movie but that is to be expected in any movie that comes out on the market you’re always going to have people that don’t like it and then you’re always have people that do like it. I am one of those people that actually thoroughly enjoyed this film. The animation at times was absolutely the most spectacular thing I’ve seen in a long time. Then there are times as you are watching this film it seems a little dull but that is how they do cell shading type animation.


I will tell you this Godzilla Fillius does have some impressive weapons and another thing I like to point out that I did like was the fact that you have these soldiers that are flying around on these flying bikes and shooting a Godzilla Fillius this in my opinion would look absolutely amazing in a real live action film, but that’s just my thoughts on that.

Harou is the main protagonist and all through the film he seems a little overboard with his anger. However, that would soon change as he would take control of the situation and he has great leadership skills. All the things that I did like and found that they were okay but not overly great were the Servum which kind of look cool in a way, and at the same time they serve their purpose in the film as they too were a spawn off of Godzilla earth. The entire environment was catered around Godzilla earth. This is why he is called Godzilla earth as the entire planet is about Godzilla earth.

As I was saying earlier once they did destroy Godzilla Fillius and we get into the actual homestretch the pace does in fact becomes relentless and continuous. Nothing but action once they start attacking Godzilla Fillius and from that point on to the end it was action-packed. Another thing about this movie that I did like was the fact that the actual storyline was refreshing and different as compared to any other Godzilla film I did thoroughly enjoy the storyline. And the action sequences they pick up as we did not normally have to wait for any real action to occur.


Now let’s talk about Godzilla Earth he is surprisingly effective and frightening at times. The musical score is also very comforting and it does fit well within the theme of this movie as well as the kaiju Godzilla Earth. As I’ve mentioned from time to time the animation throughout is overly exceeding in my opinion and one more thing I like to point out is the fact that it is very cool military hardware as I mentioned earlier and they were well executed.

There are some movie reviews that seem to say that there is not enough closure to actually feel satisfied when account for this film, and there is a reason for that is because it is the 1st of 3 movies and if you watch all these movies back to back it should feel complete. That’s just my opinion on that. Anyway closing this off I don’t really have too many complaints other than maybe some of the characters were a little dull at times, but the action sequence with the Servum, Godzilla Fillius and Godzilla Earth where absolutely spot on in my opinion.


Now will tell you this I am a big fan of the man in the suit and I don’t really mind CGI, but at times there are a lot of fans out there that seem to think that we should move on from the whole entire man in the suit to CGI and I’ll totally agree with that. I am old school I grew up watching all these very cool kaiju and sci-fi movies that had very little CGI and were created with practical effects these in my opinion are what make these movies really great. CGI in my opinion comes at a very expensive price however there are some benefits if it is done right can look very realistic like they did in Godzilla 2014. Shin Godzilla as well they did a fantastic job with the CGI though not as compared to Godzilla 2014, but that’s because Japan is not on top of the CGI game as compared to the United States of America and I am not saying that to criticize them is just simply the way it is. Anyway to end this I thoroughly enjoyed this!


Pacific Rim Uprising: A Film in Retrospective

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com


“This review is full spoilers as I will not hold back if you do not want to be spoiled my suggestion is not to read this review”

Before we get into the actual review I would like to say that because of all the downloading from torrents of these 3 movies and people burn them to DVD American profits off of them it has changed things in theaters. We are now forced to watch commercials in the theaters. Now in my opinion commercials are absolutely pointless and don’t get me wrong I do understand the purpose they do advertise certain products that people don’t necessarily need or they do need. Anyway were forced to watch commercials in the theaters. This is going on for quite some time now.

The next thing we do is we end up watching in this particular theater trailers from movies that we expect to have a similarity to Pacific Rim Uprising. However that is not the case only because there are really any movies that are based on anything Kaiju related or robot related coming out. We end up watching trailers and I’m saying to myself Hollywood is really failing in making good movies in my opinion. They just don’t trust me anymore. Every once in a while though, across something that my peak my interest such as a trailer to Jurassic world. Honestly I think I just going to be another dinosaur movie with nothing is really going to stand out other than the CGI.


One more thing before we get into the actual movie review is I did notice that the screen was a little dark and I’m like saying to myself I hope this movie isn’t dark and I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t.

The next day I like to ask each and every one of you before you read this is to understand that this review is loaded with spoilers and I am not going to hold back. So if you have not seen this movie yet and don’t want to be spoiled my suggestion is to stop reading this and wait until you see the movie and then come back to me your thoughts in the comments below.

Let’s begin by talking about a little information based on the film itself.

  • It is directed by Steven S. Deknight
  • It is produced by get this John Boyega who is also Jake Pentecost who is the son of Kaiju war hero Stacker Pentecost. He is a producer for this film.
  • Cale Boyter
  • Guillermo Del Toro
  • Jon Jashni
  • Femi Oguns
  • Mary Parent
  • Thomas Tull
  • The Production Company Is Legendary Pictures
  • The Film Is Distributed by Universal Pictures
  • The Release Date for the Film (Vue West End) March 15, 2018
  • The Release Date for This Film in the United States is March 23, 2018.
  • The running time for this film is 111 minutes.
  • The Country Is the United States of America.
  • The language for this film is English.
  • The budget for this film is $150 million
  • So Far at the Box Office It Has Accumulated a Total of $61.5 Million


  • John Boyega as Jake Pentecost
  • Scott Eastwood as Nate Lambert
  • Cailee Spaeny as Amara Namani
  • Madeleine McGraw as Young Amara Namani
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori
  • Charlie Day as the Precursor Emissary, formerly Dr. Newton “Newt” Geiszler
  • Burn Gorman as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
  • Jing Tian as Liwen Shao
  • Adria Arjona as Jules Reyes
  • Zhang Jin as Marshal Quan
  • Karan Brar as Suresh
  • Ivanna Sakhno as Vik
  • Mackenyu as Ryoichi
  • Shyrley Rodriguez as Renata
  • Levi Meaden as Ilya
  • Rahart Adams as Tahima Shaheen
  • Zhu Zhu as Juen
  • Nick E. Tarabay as Sonny

Movie Review in Stages


The movie does start out with Jake Pentecost after the battle of the breach 10 years after the fact he is seen stealing and selling Jaeger parts to the black market.

In this particular scene we do see a massive amount of Jaeger parts very cool to see this as you see gigantic heads of some familiar Jaeger’s are you not know. In one gigantic robot arm and he is also seeing running through the junkyard and somehow manages to escape his adversaries.

There Jake Pentecost runs into Amara Namani seen stealing a certain part to get her version of a Jaeger up and running. She manages to do this and escapes the warehouse only to be confronted by a gigantic Jaeger known as November Ajax. This is a gigantic blue Jaeger very similar to that of Gypsy Avenger. This is a very cool scene as you see her running away from this gigantic Jaeger only eventually to be captured by him electrocuting her and then he proceeds to move down and tap on the dysfunction Scrapper and eventually she comes out of the Jaeger.

The movie progresses with them finally getting back into the Jaeger program and we see some new cadets are trying to get familiar with each other this is a typical scene. Though we do run into Scott Eastwood’s character who does look a lot like his father Clint Eastwood and as far as I’m concerned he does a really good job in this film.

As the movie progresses we see that Jake Pentecost is eventually slowly coming around and he is confronted by a hologram of Mako and she pretty much says that he needs to get it together and get back in the Jaeger program. Eventually she does show up in real life with a group of scientists create a new version of Jaeger’s however we do not see them and eventually they send out Gypsy Avenger where he is confronted by a rogue Jaeger that is piloted by a one-man team somewhere on the planet we do not know where.


However it does go wrong as we find out something pretty interesting which I will explain to you later. Anyway seeing Obsidian Fury this is the road Jaeger that we see emerge out of the water and literally embarrass Gypsy Avenger as it seems obsidian fury is the better fighter. This is a great scene as well. Within the flight between these 2 Jaeger’s we see that Mako is trying to authorize the drones at a PPDC Council meeting in Sydney however in the process she does get killed by the road Jaeger Obsidian Fury before she actually report.

In this particular scene Jake Pentecost is frustrated at the death of his sister bad things suddenly turn around after that.

Suddenly in the sky they see other Jaeger is being transported to the scene and Obsidian Fury and he suddenly disappears into the water.

Now the Jaeger’s have noticed a pattern within Mako’s message and they head towards this particular area only to be confronted by the road Jaeger once again Obsidian Fury were another fight ensues and it is a great battle however Gypsy avenger manages to get the better of him and destroys the road Jaeger.

This is an interesting seeing as we see Gypsy suddenly grab the road Jaeger’s face helmet and rip it off only to discover that there is a Kaiju brain that was controlling this rogue Jaeger. The also pattern begins.


When the drones reach their respective locations, they are taken over by cloned Kaiju brains and simultaneously attack Shatterdomes worldwide, inflicting heavy casualties on the PPDC forces and incapacitating almost all Jaegers. Hermann Gottlieb seeks out Geiszler for help, unaware that Geiszler is the mastermind behind the attack, as he has been corrupted by regularly drifting with Kaiju brains. Seeking to destroy the world for the Precursors, the alien race who created the Kaiju, Geiszler has installed a backdoor in the drone program so that the Kaiju brains could take over the drones, destroy the PPDC and open new breaches all over the world.

Now in his next particular scene we do see that the company executive Shao does manage to destroy all of the drones that have Kaiju brains within them however by doing this it does manage to let 3 categories for and 5 Kaiju out of that breach.

In this particular scene we do see the Jaeger’s take on these other 3 Kaiju and they have a very heavy fight on their hands and I will tell you it is a great fight scene in the Jaeger’s of actually get the better of them for the most part.

However we finally realize that there is something that most people do not expect as a suddenly realize that Geiszler is the precursors in the main goal is to activate the Ring of fire by having the Kaiju fall directly into Mount Fuji. This is where the blood will react with the volcano’s rare earth elements and activate all the volcanoes within the Ring of fire. Wiping out all of life on planet Earth and the terraforming of the planet for their colonization would begin.

There are only a total of 4 remaining Jaeger’s left and before they could do this they suddenly see the other 3 Kaiju form into the Mega-Kaiju which is the amalgamation of Raijin, Hakuja and Shrikethorn.

I will tell you this this is one big freaking Kaiju and what category it belongs in is unknown at this time. However it is powerful and the Jaeger’s are no match for this. The other 2 Jaeger’s are destroy suddenly we do see Amara suddenly run for Gypsy Avenger as we now see Scott Eastwood’s character is heavily damaged in the fight and she takes his place within Gypsy Avenger.

In this last particular scene we do see Scrapper has finally made it back into the fight and somehow managed to grab one of the turbos and somehow welded to Gypsy Avenger’s hand because this Jaeger is heavily damaged and it needed to transport into the sky where it would literally fall from the air onto this gigantic Mega-Kaiju. This was in order to stop it from falling into Mount Fuji.

They do this eventually destroying Gypsy Avenger and the Kaiju finally dies and they succeed in stopping the Kaiju from falling into Mount Fuji.

In the last part or the proscribed scenes all this movie we do see the captive Precursor/Geiszler does threaten Jake in the human existence that they will not stop from taking over the planet. However we do see Jake does make mention that that is not going to happen as he says that they are in some sort of why going to confront the precursors in their world. It is my understanding if there is a 3rd movie they will go into the breach and the fight will occur in the breach possibly destroying all the Kaiju within the breach. Also this would be interesting in my opinion as their company ungodly amount of different category Kaiju should prove interesting if they do it right.

My Final Thoughts on this Film


Now that what I thought about the film I thought it was really good, but not in the way to compare it to Pacific Rim the original. These 2 movies are different in a lot of ways. This movie is action-packed so you won’t be disappointed in that way however the CGI in my opinion if we are going compare it to Pacific Rim is a lot different. The way to handle the movies or all of different. The 1st movie I do understand it is more or less setting up what the Jaeger’s and the Kaiju’s are all about so they put a lot of effort into that aspect.

The suits that they wear in the 1st movie are so much better than the suits that they wear in this one. The way to handle the Jaeger’s the movements and how the robots look are so much better than the 2nd movie. There are a lot of things in my opinion Pacific Rim is better than Pacific Rim Uprising. However we will not get into it too much. The Jaeger’s they are Mach 6 Jaeger’s so they are much more improved than the originals and you can see it as they do move quite well and their martial arts skills are spot on.

Gypsy Avenger even though he is a Mach 6 does not come off as being a bad ass compared to Gypsy Danger. In my opinion Gypsy Danger does handle the Kaiju a lot more ferociously even though he does it for part in the movie. Gypsy Avenger is one of those Jaeger’s that is controlled by Jake and Scott Eastwood’s character and eventually this character gets hurt and he is replaced by Amara.


The Kaiju in this film I will tell you they are a lot better in design in my opinion than the originals. The originals are constantly a blue color with a hint of brown. The design of these Kaiju in the 2nd movie is absolutely amazing they do send out more so than the Jaeger’s. The cool thing about these Kaiju is you see these tiny little critters running through the streets and they make their way to the 3 Kaiju and force them together to form a gigantic mega-Kaiju. I thought this was absolutely cool.

This may Kaiju does not have a name not as of yet and he makes his way up to Mount Fuji to sacrifice itself, but Gypsy Avenger sacrifice himself and eventually kills the mega-Kaiju. All in all this movie is not that bad but if you are compared to the 1st one it does fall short in a lot of aspects. I enjoyed it. There is also a rumor that if they do create a 3rd movie here is my scenario all what I think it would be like if you pay attention to the very last part of this film. In the post credit scene Geiszler was taken over by The Precursor is the one controlling the Kaiju in this film anyway he is captured and tied to a chair threatens Jake that they will not stop until they take over the planet. Jake responds with just one we’re coming to you.

This is my scenario when he said that is most likely they will create a certain kind Jaeger were Jaeger’s that will be able to answer the breach possibly a hybrid type Jaeger that would be cool. So that the signature Kaiju can answer the breach outside of that they cannot answer the breach. If you remember in the 1st film in order for them to drop Gypsy Danger into the breach he needed to take a Kaiju with him, so it is my understanding that they could possibly create a hybrid Kaiju Jaeger wore several of them and they answer the breach and they do battle within the realm.

There is no telling what’s in their realm as I do like to create and clone Kaiju and there is no telling what category of Kaiju they will create or have down there it should prove to be a good fight if they do it right. Anyway I’m going to end in here and so that you can further understand my review I did create a video that is based on Pacific Rim Uprising: A Film in Retrospective this is a video that concentrates on all aspects and understanding all the film. Not just a movie review but it is quite interesting to learn things about the film itself. Anyway here is the video should you decide you want to check it out…

Gamera: The Invincible Terrapin 1965 Movie Review

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com

In-depth movie review on the first movie!


A brief description of what Gamera is?

Gamera is a gigantic flying Terrapin then seen in the giant sci-fi movie known as Gamera the Invincible which came out in 1965.

Is a film that is directed by Noriaki Yuasa who directed most of the Showa Series of Gamera films.

This is the first entry to the Gamera films within the Showa Series and it was theatrically released in the United States.

The Cast for This Film Are

  • Eiji Funakoshi as Dr Hidaka
  • Harumi Kiritachi as Kyoko
  • Junichiro Yamashita as Aoyagi
  • Yoshiro Uchida as Toshio
  • Michiko Sugata as Nobuyo
  • Yoshiro Kitahara as Sakurai
  • Jun Hamamura as Dr. Murase
  • George Hirose as the Japanese ambassador

The Following Cast Were Added in the 1966 American Theatrical Release of the Film:

  • Albert Dekker as the Secretary of Defense
  • Brian Donlevy as Gen. Terry Arnold
  • Diane Findlay as Sgt. Susan Embers
  • John Baragrey as Captain Lovell
  • Dick O’Neill as Gen. O’Neill



In an icy North American region, an unknown aircraft is shot down by an American fighter jet. The aircraft crashes and its cargo, a low-level atomic bomb, explodes. The resulting cataclysm awakens a giant, prehistoric monster called Gamera, who has the appearance of a giant turtle with teeth and large tusks. Japanese scientists on an expedition (including Dr. Hidaka, Kyoko, and Aoyagi) nearby are given a “devil stone” by an Eskimo chieftain, who explains that the creature is called Gamera.

Gamera destroys the American jet with his fire breath and escapes into the sea. The monster heads to Japan and surfaces from Sagami Bay, where Toshio, a boy releasing his own pet turtle, sees him. Gamera destroys the city of Fujisawa and a lighthouse. However, he also rescues Toshio from falling from that same lighthouse and then retreats back into the sea. Scientists and government officials hold a conference to discuss killing the monster.

Gamera destroys a research ship, kills the crew and then heads to Tokyo. He is attacked with freeze bombs and blown up, falling onto his back as a result. The scientists indicate that a turtle cannot right itself once on its back and that Gamera will therefore die of starvation. Gamera then pulls his head, limbs and tail into his shell, emits flames out of his arm and leg cavities and flies away by rising up into and spinning around through the air like a flying saucer.


Toshio and his family decide to stay with an uncle in Tokyo because they have nowhere else to go. Toshio explains to the professor that Gamera is lonely and like regular turtles, he is not evil. Dr. Hidaka, meanwhile, has observed that Gamera consumes fossil fuels, and may seek out atomic bombs for the energy they provide. He also emits radio signals. This leads the Japan Atomic Energy Commission to figure out what to do with its stockpiles. Meanwhile, disasters and accidents start to occur: Koto Ward is struck by flash floods and ships collide in Tokyo Bay. Dr. Hidaka claims that Gamera has caused these accidents because he is hiding in the bay.

An international scientific conference is called, and they decide to use “Z Plan” based at Oshima Island, involving a consortium of American, Soviet and Japanese scientists, to eradicate Gamera. Before any action can be taken, however, Gamera lands at Haneda Airport, destroying the control tower, and proceeds to wreak havoc in Tokyo (including destroying the Tokyo Tower). Toshio and his family evacuate again, but Toshio disappears.

Z Plan is still not ready and the scientists plan to keep Gamera at bay in the meantime by confining him to an oil refinery. Dr. Hidaka has surmised that Gamera is gaining energy by consuming fires at the refinery and they will therefore keep shipping petroleum there by train car to keep Gamera occupied for 24 hours. Toshio has found his way to the refinery and sneaks on board the train to Gamera, chased by the refinery headman, and they are both thrown from the train when it explodes. They are unharmed and Toshio is sent on his way.

In the meantime, Z Plan is completed and Toshio sneaks on board the ship delivering supplies to Oshima. Gamera is lured to Oshima by lighting an oil slick path from Tokyo to the island, but an oncoming typhoon blows the fire out. Aoyagi starts a bonfire and Gamera makes his way to a volcano erupting on the island. The next day, Z Plan is put into action: Gamera is lured to a rocket and blasted off to Mars. The worldwide announcement of success extols the triumph of science over ideology, Aoyagi and Kyoko go off together and Toshio decides he is not sad, because he is going to be a scientist so he can go visit Gamera one day.

Let’s Talk about Some Interesting Facts about the Production of This Film


The director Noriaki Yuasa did in fact initially began production of a film that was simply titled as Dai Gunju Nezura and this is literally translated as “The Great Rat Swarm” which in fact would literally involve real live rats crawling around over a major set of cities.

The rats that were received for this film came with some baggage such as a whole mess of fleas and it literally halted the production of the film.

With the success all the Toho Motion Picture Company’s Godzilla film that came out in 1954 called “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” would eventually have Noriaki Yuasa of the decision to go ahead and create a film very similar to that one.

The company that would make the original film Gamera The Invincible was known as the Daiei production company and they would go ahead and create a monster series of their own.

This company would make a series of films from 1965 all to 1980 before actually going bankrupt.

They would use the miniature city sets used in the film “The Great Rat Swarm” that was already scrapped due to the infestation and Masaichi Nagata came up with the idea to develop a giant monster that would attack the city and he also had the idea that it would be a gigantic flying turtle. Noriaki Yuasa and the screenwriter Nisan Takahashi developed the ideal that would eventually become the 1965 film that they would tentatively call Gamera the giant monster.

Special effects technician Ryosaku Takayama would design the turtle suit that was used in the film.

As I’ve mentioned before this film is created by Daiei production company and they would aim these films were targeted towards a younger audience of children rather than the dark and eerie tones of the first two Godzilla films. And they also had a lower budget for these films.

This particular film would be the only film within the series that was shot in black and white.

Noriaki Yuasa also stated that this is the very first film which had a budget of about ¥40 million and he also mentioned that the film went “overbudget just a little bit”.

Due to the commercial success all the first Gamera film the second Gamera film which is tentatively call “Gamera versus Barugon” which came out in 1966 had an expanded budget and that budget would be ¥80 million. That my friends is double the original film.

Gamera Suit Design


Shodaigame Gamera Suit

Shodaigame Gamera Suit is a technical name for the Showa Series of Gamera’s and the suits used in this series.

First let me explain the word Shodai in means first-generation and the word game segment comes from the word Gamera.

The Shodaigame suit design is based on the appearance of a gigantic terminal that has fingers would very long claws on each hand as well as five toes with very sharp claws as well. Plus it has a very long tail. The underside of the shell for carapace as a brick -like pattern. While the top of the carapace has several spikes protruding from the shelf itself.

The Gamera suits face was made to look very menacing with small angry -looking eyes. The most famous aspect about this suit and all other Gamera suits are gigantic tusks that protrude from the lower jaw. This suit also has a very pointed snout. The ridge on the top of is also much more pronounced than in the later design of Gamera suits.

During the flying scenes as we all know Gamera is capable of flight. They use a miniature puppet that is roughly around 3 feet in length it was constructed just for the flying scenes. They would actually suspend this puppet using piano wire and it was filled with a mechanism that was capable of spewing flames from his arms and leg holes.

Let’s Talk about the Films Release


The film was released in Japan on November 27, 1965.

The film itself was a bigger head than the studio expected which I mentioned before led to a higher budget for the second film known as Gamera versus Barugon which came out in 1966.

There was in fact an edited version of the film that was released yesterday in the United States on December 15, 1966. It was called ” Gammera The Invincible” which in fact it was or it had a typo as Gamera is spelled G-a-M-E-R-a and according to the title that is released in the United States it is spelled as G-A-M-M-E-R-A The Invincible.

This version that was released in the United States did in fact include some scenes that were added such as the Alaskan army base, the Pentagon, and the United Nations headquarters.

This particular version was also shown frequently on American television in the 1970s.

Now We Will Talk about Home Media


Gamera the invincible was released on home video as “Gamera” in 1987 by Sandy Frank Film Syndication.

This Release Also Contains the Japanese Version of the Film without the Added Foliage from the 1966 United States Theatrical Release with all the added footage.

This version was in fact entirely re-dubbed in English with a different musical score.

However the 1966 theatrical version does feature Brian Donlevy also had been made available on home video as well.

Vintage Home Entertainment released Gamera: The Ultimate Collection on May 17, 2005 which included a compilation of the entire film series. The film was last released by Willette Acquisition Corp. on Feb 17, 2015.

Let’s Talk about the Reception of This Film


According to Variety which is a magazine that does state that Plan Z in the film was an “all appropriate idea for Gamera, a film which can also be rated as Grade Z”.

From many retrospective reviews such as AllMovie it did in fact give the film a positive review complimenting the films direction, special effects, and cinematography stating, “all in all Gamera the Invincible is a solidly-crafted, engaging monster mash-just make sure you see the original Japanese version”.

This film according to Rotten Tomatoes is right at 20% according to the website. However you need to keep in mind it really does come down to how you feel about the movie not these credits.

Now is give you some basic facts and trivia based on this film


There is in fact a sequence where you do say Gamera attacking two strippers in a nightclub and it was shot however it was deleted from the film.

As I have mentioned before this is the only film within the Gamera series that is filled in black and white.

This is also the only film within the series that Gamera does not fight another monster.

This is the only film within the series that Gamera is in fact the antagonist instead of the protagonist.

There is a tribute/spoof about Gamera that was using the episode of the grim adventures of Billy and Mandy, it is when you do see Billy and Irwin go to Japan to see monster’s fight. The monster’s name is Kragera in this episode.

The world entertainment/Harris Associates cut version of the film entitled “Gammera, The Invincible”, does contain one shot of Gamera in the original Japanese version wore the Sandy Frank dub version. It is a wide shot of Gamera attacking the nuclear reactor.



I have seen this film in many different versions of this film and I do like them all equally as it is the beginning of the series just like Godzilla 1954 is perhaps the best within the Showa Series of Gamera films as they do tend to get a little cheesy towards the 1980s. Until we reach the Heisei Series of Gamera films those in my opinion are some of the best Gamera films to date. Anyway this film is a classic and has many fantastic elements especially the way they film it. All in all this is a great film if you are new to the Kaiju genre you might want to check this out if you want a greater understanding of the gigantic flying Terrapin.

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com



  • Paul Christian as Professor Tom Nesbitt
  • Paula Raymond as Lee Hunter
  • Cecil Kellaway as Dr. Thurgood Elson
  • Kenneth Tobey as Colonel Jack Evans
  • Donald Woods as Captain Phil Jackson
  • Ross Elliott as George Ritchie
  • Steve Brodie as Sgt. Loomis
  • Jack Pennick as Jacob Bowman
  • Michael Fox as ER doctor
  • Lee Van Cleef as Corporal Jason Stone
  • Frank Ferguson as Dr. Morton
  • King Donovan as Dr. Ingersoll
  • James Best as Charlie, radar operator

Information Based on the Movie


This is an American black-and-white science fiction monster film. It was produced by Warner Bros. The film itself is a stop motion animation special effects that are done by Ray Harryhausen. This film is based off of the original screenplay that was done by Ray Bradbury based on a short story called “The Fog Horn” specifically the scene where a lighthouse does get destroyed by a creature known as the Rhedosaurus.

A short plot synopsis based on this is a fictional dinosaur known as the Rhedosaurus is released from his frozen hibernation by the use of an atomic bomb in the Arctic Circle. This is very similar to the original Gamera movie that came out in 1965 were planes fly over and drop bombs and release the mighty Terrapin.

The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms is the very first fell that features an atomic monster which did help inspire the Japanese movie from the Toho Motion Picture Company known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters in this movie came out in 1954 the very next year.

Plot Synopsis

The film the story out in the further regions of the north of the Arctic Circle.

Their scientists are conducting nuclear bomb testings and it was the “Operation Experiments”

it would be soon after that physicist Thomas Nesbitt mutters these famous words “what the cumulative effects of all these atomic explosions and tests will be, only time will tell.”

No sooner did he say that that they suddenly realize that the explosion did in fact awoken a gigantic dinosaur that is roughly 3 high and 100 feet long and it is in fact a carnivorous dinosaur known as the Rhedosaurus.

The Rhedosaurus was actually thawing out in the ice and had been suspended in animation for quite a long time.

It seems that Nesbitt was the only surviving member to what had happened when they release the Rhedosaurus. Nesbitt is dismissed as being crazy or delirious despite what he had seen. We all know that the Rhedosaurus did escape from the Arctic Circle and now heading towards North America.

It does managed to destroy a fishing boat off of the Grand Banks As Well as destroying yet another fishing boat off of Marquette Canada.


He is also seeing destroying a lighthouse that is located in Maine. He would eventually makes his way towards Manhattan and this is very similar to Godzilla 1998 and that is why a lot of fans assume this would literally be a remake of this film. There are some elements that are a Godzilla 1998 that come from this film.

Nesbitt would eventually gain allies in paleontologists Thurgood Elson and his young assistant Lee Hunter after they discover there was a surviving fishermen offer one of the boats he is seen going through a collection of drawings and he picks out the Rhedosaurus and that is exactly what Nesbitt saw to.

They figure out according to some mapping where the Rhedosaurus might show up. With the skepticism of the military officers it is then that Elson proposes that the Rhedosaurus would be returning to the Hudson River area.

The reason he would say this is because there has been discovery of fossils of other Rhedosaurus as there were actually found in that area.

Prof. Elson is suddenly killed after his bell is swallowed by the Rhedosaurus. The beast would eventually come ashore in Manhattan. In a newspaper clipping it is said that the beast when it came ashore killed almost 180 people with 1500 people injured with a total estimated damage of $300 million.

The military troops would eventually show off and it is led by none other than Col. Jack Evans tries to stop the Rhedosaurus with an electrified barricade. They then tried to blast the Rhedosaurus with a bazooka and it does when directly into the throat of the Rhedosaurus and by doing this they are hoping it would drive the Rhedosaurus back into the sea.


Unfortunately when they did this the Rhedosaurus’s blood had bled all over the streets of Manhattan and unleashed a horrible virulent prehistoric contagion which does eventually began to in fact wipe out the populace.

They go back to the drawing board and decide to create a radioactive isotope and then shoot it into the Rhedosaurus is injured and hopes that it would burn from the inside out killing all of the contagion.

The Rhedosaurus would eventually come back into Manhattan as he makes his way towards Coney Island Amusement Park and the military sharpshooter known as Cpl. Stone takes a rifle grenade loaded with the radioactive isotope and climbs aboard a roller coaster and rides the roller coaster to the top of the tracks.

This is where he can get an eye level of the Rhedosaurus and he does managed to fire the isotope directly into the Rhedosaurus’s neck which was wounded when they fire the original was and released all the contagion.

By doing this the creature let out a horrible scream and thrashed about setting the park on fire and eventually the Rhedosaurus would collapse and eventually died.

The Production of the Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms


The film had a production cost of $200,000 which was quite expensive for 1953. $2.25 million at the North American box office door in his first year of release. However it did end up grossing more than $5 million.

The original prints of the film shows that the Rhedosaurus was actually a sepia tone color.

The original title for this film was announced in trades as “The Monster from beneath the Sea”.

During the Pre-Production it as brought to Jack Dietz and Hal E. Chester by Ray Harryhausen that Ray Bradberry had written a short story called “The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms” that was just published by The Saturday Evening Post in 1951 (it was later changed to what is called “The Fog Horn”. There was a similar sequence that appeared in the draft of the script for “the Monster from beneath the Sea”. Ray Harryhausen brought this to their attention and the producers who wish to share Bradberry’s reputation and popularity, probably bought the rights to his story and changed the film’s title to match that of the title story. Ray Bradberry’s name was used extensively in the promotional campaign and was given credit when they read “Suggested by the Saturday Evening Post Story” by Ray Bradbury was also added to the end credits of the film.

The original musical score was composed by Michel Michelet , about one Warner Bros. purchased the film they had a new score written by David Buttolph. Ray Harryhausen was hoping that his film music hero Max Steiner would be able to write the music for the film. Max Steiner was the composer who wrote the landmark score for the original King Kong movie that came out in 1933. Max Steiner was also contracted on the Warner Bros. at that time. Unfortunately for Ray Harryhausen Max Steiner had too many commitments that would allow him to score the film. However Buutolph had created one of the most memorable and powerful scores, setting much of the tome for this giant monster film from 1953.

There were early pre-production conceptual sketches of the beast and they do show at one point it was to have a shelled head and and another given point you was supposed to have a beak as well. However because Ray Harryhausen was assigned to the special effects and the creation of the creature he had been working with Willis O’Brien who had done and created King Kong in 1933 for many years and the monster of the film looks nothing like the Brontosaurus-type creature of the short story. The creature in the film does resemble a lot like a Tyrannosaurus rex-type prehistoric predator. There was a drawing of the creature that was published along with the story in The Saturday Evening Post. There was at one point plans to have the Rhedosaurus snort flames (LOL) however this idea was dropped just before production began due to budgetary restrictions. The concept, however, was still used for the film’s poster artwork. And it also later depicted the Rhedosaurus with nuclear flame breath this one also inspire the film from Japan known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters.


There is a scene within the film that does attempt to identify the Rhedosaurus, Prof. Tom Nesbitt rifles through dinosaur drawings by Charles R Knight a man whom Ray Harryhausen claims as an inspiration and also did some of the dinosaur work in the movie King Kong 1933.

The dinosaur skeleton in the museum sequence is artificial; it was obtained from storage at RKO pictures where it had been constructed for their classic comedy “Bringing up Baby” which came out in 1938.

The climatic roller coaster live action scenes were actually filmed on location at The Pike which is located in Long Beach California and it does feature the Cyclone Racer entrance ramp, ticket booth, loading platform, and views of the structure from the beach. There was also a split-Matte, in camera special-effects that was done by Ray Harryhausen that would effectively combine the live action of the actors and the roller coaster background footage from this particular amusement park.

Reception and Legacy of This Film


The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms was a live action film that was very inspirational and it also included a giant monster that was awakened and brought about by the atomic bomb detonation as we all know how the film goes is also the inspiration to the Toho Motion Picture Company’s first classic Godzilla film called Godzilla: King of the Monsters which came out the very next year in 1954. It would literally be 16 months afte Bordeaux r the release of this film. This film also inspired other films that would eventually turn into a craze and this would include such films as Them! That would come out the following year and that is based on giant ants. It also inspired to British films that was helmed by the director Eugene Lourie directed this film The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms and he also directed another film that would come out in 1959 known as “Behemoth, the Sea Monster”. Later in the United States it would be retitled as “The Giant Behemoth” as well as another famous English sci-fi giant monster movie known as “Gorgo”.

Another film that came out in 2008 known as Cloverfield this film also involves a giant monster terrorizing the New York City area and it does insert a frame from the film The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms along with frames from movies like King Kong and Them!. These were incorporated into the hand-held camera footage used throughout the entire film.

The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms was nominated for AFI’S Top 10 Science Fiction Films List.

The Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms also appeared in the film Gremlins 2.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about the Beast from Twenty Thousand Fathoms


As we all know the Rhedosaurus went through several different designs before the final concept was used in the film. As I mentioned before this particular early concept would have had him fitted with pointy ears, a sharp beak, and webbed, human -like hands. There was also another design that Ray Harryhausen had described as sort of a roundhead and he was unhappy with this particular design and he would eventually replace it with a new stall modeling after the Tyrannosaurus rex. As we know the monster was given a distinctive, four-leg stance to prevent it from looking like a typical carnivorous dinosaur.

Here is another piece of trivia in the name Rhedosaurus the first two letters in the name do spell out the name of Ray Harryhausen. Ray Harryhausen also mentions in a quote “I don’t know where his name came from,” he told Empire in 2012. “People say it’s based on my initials, but I don’t think it is.”

The Rhedosaurus also makes an appearance in the film “Planet of the Dinosaurs” is where Lee led the Tyrannosaurus rex across the Bering land, this is where we see a Rhedosaurus suddenly appear from behind a rock. The large dinosaur did in fact hiss at the man and then we see the Tyrannosaurus rex approaching the Rhedosaurus does in fact face in and being is one of the only dinosaurs that was large enough to challenge the tyrants that you dinosaur snarled at each other and snapped its jaws at each other. However the Tyrannosaurus rex would not be deterred. Lunging it grips the smaller dinosaur by the neck tore from the rock the Rhedosaurus was struggling to free itself but it was in May as the Tyrannosaurus rex drops it to the ground and closed its powerful drawls around the Rhedosaurus’s had crushing the skull.

Another interesting fact about this movie is that it as I mentioned before inspired Tomoyuki Tanaka to go ahead and create the film that came out in 1954 known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

This film also inspired by the success of the 1950 to re-release all King Kong (1933) was the first film to feature a giant creature that was awakened or mutated by a nuclear bomb.


Some film aficionados might recognize Alvin Greenman, the first character to speak after the narrator, and the first to notice the beast on on the radar. Six years earlier he played Alfred, the Macys Janitor in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). TV aficionados though might recognize the second character to speak. Playing the part of Charlie is actor James Best, best remembered for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane from The Dukes of Hazzard (1979).

Deleted Scene: The 2003 DVD release reveals one shot of the Rhedasaurus that was omitted from the final film. That shot can be found in the trailer for The Black Scorpion (1957) (in special features) about 1/2 through the preview. (Spoiler: The Beast is walking, breast high, toward screen right. The background shows 2 buildings; one of them with fire escapes. Superimposed title card states, “You’ve thrilled to the terror of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.”

Warner Brothers bought the film from producers Hal E. Chester and ‘Jack Deitz’ for $450,000.

When the radio announcer is reading the news about the monster’s rampage through New York, various shots of the city are shown, mostly with panicked citizens in the street. When the announcer mentions the situation at Times Square, the accompanying footage shows the Palace Theater, whose marquee reads “Judy Garland – Live and in Person.”

During the octopus/shark sequence, some of the footage was obviously shot in an aquarium, because some of the octopus’ suckers are gripping the glass.

In its original release prints of the film were processed in sepia tone. Some prints also had the underwater sequences tinted green.

(at around 38 mins) Prof. Elson (Cecil Kellaway) reads an article about a 1797 professor who was fired for claiming that he had seen leprechauns remove a tree. He continues “Today it’s monsters instead of leprechauns”. Tom Nesbitt (Paul Christian) then enters and asks “How certain are you there were no leprechauns?” Cecil Kellaway played a leprechaun in the 1948 film “The Luck of the Irish”.

Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth Review

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com


Movie Information 

  • Director: Takao Okawara
  • Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Japanese Release Date: December 12, 1992, by the Toho Motion Picture Company. Running Time 102 minutes.
  • US Release Date: May 1998, released directly to home video by Columbia TriStar Home Video. Running Time 102 Minutes.
  • Taglines: “My Company Has Destroyed Forests. I Feel Very Guilty.”
  • Alternative Titles: Godzilla versus Mothra 1992, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth 1992


A huge meteorite impact in the Pacific Ocean sets off a chain of environmental disturbances and unearths Mothra’s gigantic egg on Infant Island. A greedy developer kidnaps Mothra’s tiny twin fairies better known as the priestesses, and when Mothra’s larva plunders Tokyo trying to rescue them, the military opened fire on the giant insect and she eventually cocoons and wraps itself around the Diet Building. Eventually she emerges as an adult moth as one would call her Mothra. Meanwhile, Battra, Mothra’s legendary nemesis, reawakens in the Arctic and attacks Nagoya, and the battle ensues when Godzilla of actually shows up and down another battle happens undersea with Battra both Godzilla and Battra disappear into the volcano. Eventually Mothra and Battra after battling each other eventually come to their senses and settle their differences and unite against their common Kaiju enemy and that is Godzilla.

What Do I Think of This Movie

There are some good points about this movie one the Godzilla design and to the new evil Mothra called Battra this design larva stage was really really cool? The adult version I do like but not as well as the larva stage. The battle sequences between Mothra, Battra and Godzilla right top in fight scenes within the Heisei Series. The new Cosmos are the names of the new priestesses that you see several times in the Heisei Series. They would change within the Shinsei Series as their new girls. However there are new Alias in the Mothra series they are the new priestesses and all 3 of the rebirth series of movies. I did not see anything within this movie that could pass judgment on Orsay was cheesy it was pretty much spot on with action and the storyline.


This film’s origin went back to 1990 with the concept Mothra Vs. Bagan. The film would include battles all across Asia in places like Shanghai and Bangkok. However, when Gojira tai Biorante (1989) failed, Toho blamed the fact that an unfamiliar monster was used and this project was put on hold to give Godzilla another shot with Gojira tai Kingu Gidora (1991).


  • Here are some continuities within this film.
  • When Battra first makes landfall, as the terrified Japanese pedestrians are running for their lives, take note of a woman to the right of the screen wearing a brown pant suit and carrying a black purse. She is still running in the next crowd scene on the sidewalk. The next time we see her, she is running up the stairs from the subway, having apparently taken the “A” train to escape the rampaging monster.

Revealing Mistakes

  • Here are some mistakes in a quite obvious within this film.
  • When Godzilla is grappling with Mothra Larva in the sea, right before he throws it, a string is visible on Mothra.
  • When the larva Mothra bites Godzilla’s tail in the ocean, look closely at the base of the tail as it’s tossing Mothra upwards. You can clearly see the tail is a separate prop on some kind of support that has distorted its shape – widening it unnaturally.
  • Strings holding up Mothra and Battra are visible in some scenes. The bright studio lights make them easy to spot against the dark background.

Closing Statements

Some say that this is the worst remake since the original Mothra versus Godzilla 1964 and I don’t totally disagree with them, but because I am a Godzilla fan I do appreciate the remaking of films by giving the monsters a new look and sometimes the storyline and I do mean sometimes turns out to be okay or improve the little bit. The storyline is not the worst. The things I can say that a good are the new monster Battra especially the larva stage great design here. The adult version not the worst I’ve seen but not the best. Mothra she doesn’t changed too much she looks just like a big fluffy butterfly nice and soft. The movie was pretty good for the most part was entertaining I do have the entire collection on hand including all Mothra series, Gamera, King Kong and this list goes on and on. If you haven’t seen any of the Heisei Series movies you might want to check this without if you’re a big Mothra fan or Godzilla fan you get the best of both worlds.

Mothra vs Godzilla 1964 Movie Review

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com


Movie Information 

  • Title: Mothra versus Godzilla 1964
  • Actors and Actresses: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Emi Ito. Yumi Ito
  • Directed by: Ishiro Honda
  • Writing credits Shinichi Sekizawa
  • Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Sanezumi Fujimoto
  • Music by Akira Ifukube
  • Stock Music by Hiroshi Miyagawa
  • Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
  • Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii
  • Production Design by Takeo Kita, Akira Watanabe
  • Assistant Director Koji Kajita
  • Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
  • Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
  • Japanese Release Date: April 29th, 1964 with a run time of 88 minutes
  • US Release Date: AIP 1964 with a runtime of 88 minutes
  • Alternative Names: Godzilla Versus the Thing, Godzilla Versus Mothra
  • Taglines: Nothing like This Ever on the Screen!


Mothra’s egg seems to wash off the island and end up on the shore of Japan where a businessman decides to take the egg and try to make some money off of it however Godzilla shows up goes after the egg and Mothra comes and tries to protect her babies only to die in the process and the egg hatches releasing to learn a twins and they chase Godzilla to an island spray them with their web and he falls over into the ocean the end.

What I Liked About The Movie

this movie is perhaps classic in its own way because there were some flaws in this movie and it introduced the larva for the 1st time this movie was good because it had some great battle scenes and some great fight scenes with Mothra. This is a very good movie for classic.

Negative Points

Some points about this movie is the fact that Godzilla’s mouth was not constructed properly so it shackled back and forth loosely however in the next movie they use the same suit and fix that problem. Things I found interesting and obvious to the negative points in the fight scenes with Mothra you can see they used a puppet for Godzilla this is not the worst thing I’ve seen but at the same time it was cool to see something different.

Positive Points

The positive points about the movie are the fight scenes and the way Mothra looked it was a very nice design for back then however she does change through this series and she looks more like a puppet that anything even though this one does in its own way I think this was the best design until 2001 when they came out with the movie Godzilla Mothra King Ghidorah: All Monsters Attack. This design is the best so far in my humble opinion.

Closing Statement

The movie is worth watching and if you’re a Godzilla fan anyway you want to deftly at this one to your collection the storyline in this movie is pretty much typical for its time we have people stealing the egg and using a for profit and the twins say please return the egg and a big monster fight ensues towards the end Godzilla loses and Mothra loses because he dies in the movie and the twin larva swim off to the island. It is a very good movie definitely not too cheesy as compared to a lot of them that I have seen.

The Rebirth of Mothra III 1998 Movie Review

Written by Barney Buckley

E-Mail Address- bbuckley@triad.rr.com


Moll, Lora, and Belvera, the Elias sisters, are at odds again. Belvera seeks the secret power of their ancestors, tiny triangular power units that transform the sisters’ small daggers into powerful swords. She steals the three units from Infant Island but is thwarted by Fairy Mothra, Moll and Lora’s pet, and fails to retrieve the proper triangle for her sword (each power unit will only work for a specific sword). Moll and Lora end up with a unit that transforms Moll’s sword.

Shortly after the Elias sisters face-off, a meteor shower brings to Earth a huge meteor that disrupts gravity near it at night, as a family watches. The next day, the oldest of the children, a teenage boy called Shota, plays hookey from school, and goes to investigate the object. Meanwhile, school children on playgrounds and around the nearby city begin to mysteriously vanish as a huge shadow passes overhead. Moll and Lora examine the remains of the crashed meteor, discovering the essence of dinosaurs, and realizes that a great evil has been released. King Ghidorah, a three-headed space monster who visited Earth in its past and thought to be responsible for the destruction of the dinosaurs, returns with the captured children to a secluded spot near where the meteor crashed, trapping them in a huge, pulsating organic dome.

Thankfully, at Moll and Lora’s calling, Rainbow Mothra arrives and begins to battle King Ghidorah, but the three headed demon’s ancient powers render all of Mothra’s attacks useless and the King of Terror proceeds to easily dominate Rainbow Mothra, who only just escapes. Later, Moll and Lora encounter Ghidorah, who infects Lora with its evil by staring into Lora’s eyes. Under Ghidorah’s spell, Lora attacks Moll and attempts to drag them both into the dome. However, Fairy Mothra flies down towards the dome and saves Moll before she falls into it. Belvera, intrigued by Ghidorah’s arrival, gets too close to the dome and is dragged inside with her pet henchmen, Garu-Garu, by little serpent beings. The monster then wreaks havoc in the city.

Meanwhile Moll and Fairy Mothra encounter Shota, who discovered that his brother Shuehei and sister Tamako are among the many children trapped inside the dome. Moll tells Shota about Ghidorah’s plan to use the children’s life force to feed upon. She convinces him to accompany her and meet their only hope, the recovering Rainbow Mothra. Moll and Rainbow Mothra communicate telepathically, discussing their options. It is agreed that Rainbow Mothra cannot defeat Ghidorah in its current form and so it is decided that he must travel to a time when the dinosaurs still walked the Earth, and when the three-headed dragon had visited from space for the first time, then less powerful, to feed upon the Earth’s life-force. Rainbow Mothra turns into AquaMothra and, with Moll giving the creature all of her powers, the massive insect turns into Light Speed Mothra and breaks through the boundaries of time and travel to confront Ghidorah, some 65 million years in the past.

Moll gives Shota her sword and asks him to go inside the dome to find Lora, and to convince her to use her powers to help Mothra. After Shota reluctantly agrees, Moll languishes and, with her powers totally depleted from helping Mothra time-travel, falls into a state of suspended animation, her body taking on the appearance of frosted glass. Shota allows Ghidorah to capture him so he can find Lora in the dome. There, Lora encounters a worried Belvera, who tells her that Ghidorah plans to destroy the Earth. Lora takes the triangular unit that Belvera had and uses it to transform her sword. Still under Ghidorah’s spell, the two fairies engage in a swordfight, with Belvera begging Lora to see reason and to work with her, but to no avail. Shota finds Lora, but she attacks him and attempts to stab him with her sword. Belvera warns Lora not to do it as Shota reminds her that she loves children deeply. Soon, Ghidorah’s spell breaks and Lora falls into Shota’s hands, her sword then combining with Moll’s. Belvera finally realizes that the Alias triangle represents the three of them, uses the last remaining triangular unit to transform her sword, and then combines her sword with both Lora’s and Moll’s. Using the new superpower sword, she attempts to break open the dome as Lora recovers.

Light Speed Mothra appears in the age of the dinosaurs and turns back into Rainbow Mothra. Another fight between her and Ghidorah takes place. After originally holding the advantage, Rainbow Mothra is badly wounded. The dome shakes violently and realizing that Rainbow Mothra is losing the battle, Shota asks Lora to use her powers to help the creature. As Lora sings, Rainbow Mothra energizes and manages to immobilize Ghidorah long enough to pick it up and drop it into a nearby volcano, but not before a severed piece of Ghidorah’s tail burrows itself into the ground. The volcano erupts with Ghidorah in it, destroying the monster. Rainbow Mothra is hurled out of the exploding volcano, crashes to the ground and fades away.

Back in the present time, Ghidorah and the dome disappear, freeing the children and the fairies. Shota reunites with Shuehei and Tamako and they join Belvera and Lora as they sadly kneel by the body of Moll, unsure of how they can save her. Back in the past, three Primitive Mothra larvae arrive and wrap the body of Rainbow Mothra in a time-capsule cocoon. Back in the present, Belvera expresses concern to Lora, noting that if Ghidorah is really destroyed, the current course of events would have changed. Suddenly, Ghidorah appears in the sky amidst a massive fireball. This is the other Ghidorah which grew from the severed tail of the creature killed by Rainbow Mothra in the past. The new Ghidorah starts to capture children again. Meanwhile, Belvera convinces Lora to join her in battle, and the two distracts Ghidorah with Fairy Mothra.

Suddenly, the time-capsule cocoon explodes from a mountain and Rainbow Mothra emerges, this time as Armor Mothra, a formidable version with armour plating all over it. Another battle takes place, and this time, Ghidorah is no match for his opponent, who slices Ghidorah’s wing off and then disintegrates the monster. Armor Mothra then communicates with Belvera and Lora, telling them to join their powers and, using the sword, to bring Moll back to life. The fairies do as they are told and, as a result, the sword vanishes and Moll revives, as Lora and Belvera smile. The touching reunion between the three sisters is short-lived, as Belvera calls for Garugaru and flies off. All the children are released once again and reunited with their parents. Shota, Shuehei, Tamako and their parents watch as Moll and Lora ride away with Fairy Mothra, and Armor Mothra, now transformed as Eternal Mothra, flies into the sunset.

All in all in my humble opinion this is the best of all three simply because it has two of my favorite Kaiju’s and the most bad ass of all Godzilla enemies and that is Grand King Ghidorah. In my humble opinion this is the best design of King Ghidorah that I have ever seen and yes I think it’s better than Kaiser Ghidorah as some people think that is a good design and it is not. The original King Ghidorah is my second favorite looking design especially the hair around its neck you don’t see that on any other King Ghidorah designs. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this even though there were some elements I didn’t care for and the one thing I didn’t care for was the fact that King Ghidorah likes to collect up kids.

It just seemed odd because King Ghidorah is a destroyer of worlds not a collector of children. That’s just my opinion. Armor Mothra another very cool concept I felt I was very cool when Mothra went into the past to fight Cretaceous King Ghidorah and he was very cool look to. I did like this design a lot. Went back to modern day Grand King Ghidorah somehow manages to survive simply because Cretaceous King Ghidorah lost his tail and back into the modern times he made it back again only this time the Grand King Ghidorah had to handle and deal with armor Mothra which eventually destroyed Grand King Ghidorah. Very cool movie!