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Godzilla Vs. Mothra
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I'm gonna kick yer ass Mothra This movie is basically a remake of the classic Godzilla vs. Mothra and follows basically the same plot line (sort of) but with a few twists like Battra the Black Mothra added to spice it up for the 90s. Like all the New Toho Godzilla movies Big G is definately the bad guy in this one, which is the way it should be.

Here we go... A big meteor crashes into the ocean waking up Big G. This is really really bad because Godzilla was snoozing good and now he is mucho pissed off! A typhoon resulting from the meteor's impact uncovers a huge beautiful egg on the remote Infant Island...

The Adventures of Nagasaki Jones Next in a scene ripped straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark - Nagasaki Jones steals a priceless golden idol from an ancient temple triggering all kinds of death traps which he narrowly escapes only to be captured by gun toting soldiers. Nagasaki Jones is given a deal - get out of jail by teaming up with his ex-wife (ex-wife jokes abound) to get the giant egg of Infant Island to Japan.

Once on Infant Island they discover the Cosmos Fairies, two little tiny ladies who are the last of their race and are psychically connected to Mothra. The Cosmos Fairies are to be brought back along with the Mothra egg.

The battle rages... underwater?!

Meanwhile as the Mothra egg is towed back to Japan on a barge, Battra the Dark Mothra wakes up and goes on a rampage of destruction. Godzilla (remember him?) is awake and pissed off on general principals and is on his way to Japan when he spots the Mothra egg. Hoping for some breakfast he investigates, but the egg hatches a Mothra Larvea who fights Godzilla. Then along comes Battra. Mothra and Battra fight. Godzilla and Mothra fight. Godzilla and Battra fight.

o/o/ Come tear Tokyo the hell up Moth-ra o/o/

When the Cosmos Fairies get to Tokyo they are promptly kidnapped which pisses them off so they sing to Mothra to come tear up Tokyo in revenge. So along comes Mothra, who proceeds to tear up half of Tokyo before going to the Capitol Building and spinning a cocoon around itself to metamorphose into moth form. Not to be out done Battra turns into a moth too. When Big G arrives on the scene, Battra and Mothra decide they have to join forces against Godzilla. (Just like in pro-wrestling you never know when the bad guys will become good guys!). Fight, fight, fight! Can Godzilla defeat two powerful enemies?

Battra gets a chunk taken out of him by Big G

This is a good Godzilla movie and lives up to it's classic namesake in every sense. Of course the dialog stinks just as bad as the last movie's, "I don't want a thief for a daddy." and "Look out they're getting pissed off!" make the "people talking" scenes seem to intrude on the movie as usual. The sub-plot of Nagasaki Jones and his daughter could have been left out altogether and it would have only been an improvement to the movie. Oh yeah... Why does it seem that Toho has rip off ideas from other movies? First Star Trek and Terminator and now Raiders of the Lost Ark. Oh well it was still a fun movie! Go get it already!


CREDITS

Gojira tai Mosura [Godzilla vs. Motha] (1992)

CAST

Takuya Fujito....................Tetsuya Bessho
Masako Tezuka..................Satomi Kobayashi
Cosmos......... ...Keiko Imamura & Sayaka Osawa
Ryuzo Dobashi...................Shoji Kobayashi
Miki Saegusa.......................Megumi Odaka
Joji Minamino....................Akira Takarada
Kenji Andoh.....................Takehiro Murata
Takeshi Tomokane...................Makoto Otake

CREW

Director..........................Takao Okawara
Screenplay.........................Kazuki Omori
Special Effects.................Koichi Kawakita
Music.............................Akira Ifukube

Running Time: 102 minutes

U.S. VERSION

Released direct to video by Sony/TriStar Pictures
Alternate Titles: Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

Running Time: 102 minutes

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