Here we are, back to work with another classic giant monsters movie review in the making. Eventually, we would reach this point of talking about this classic, And I couldn’t be happier to oblige. with the goofiness about to be turned up to eleven, I do not doubt that I might spark a chuckle of laughs here and there with some of you guys. So it is my pleasure to present to you. Godzilla vs Ghidorah!!!!
The plot thoughts
As far as the plot goes, this one considers the concept of time travel and attempts to change the canon of the original movies into its spin on things. I do find this idea an interesting concept to work with, however, most of the time, changing the lore in any film series as a whole has dire consequences over the overall story as the audiences watch.
This went on for the Star Wars movies as a prime example of lore changing. But I will not go into details as to the how. All that needs to be known is this. When you attempt something drastically new, you are going to lose the audience’s attention.
I see similar problems with this type of movie. But the difference between the two is just how seamless TOHO drives the plot in the movie, it’s not too fast the audiences wouldn’t be able to understand it, and it’s not too slow to lose the attention given to it.
And that to me, is how someone can be successful at changing canon to a story. At least, that is the first step. Next would be to go over how your movie looks on screen, so let’s cut to the special effects.
I have a bias when it comes to the Heisei era of these films. Couldn’t you tell? I give high praise to the special effects that were shown in each film. Of course for me at least, This is where I would give TOHO outstanding praise for their craft with the special effects. It seems like an era in time where it was all or nothing. What could one company do with a certain budget for the film industry? The answer came in the form of the Heisei era of films. Godzilla vs Ghidorah was no exception in that regard.
(Just to give you guys a note, From things I remembered. originally, King Kong was to make an appearance instead of king Ghidorah. Kind of odd how this would have turned out considering. But It would change the dynamic of how I saw these films if that were to happen. Being a major fan of this era, it would be interesting to see just how they would be able to create the Kong suit in the movie if they had the lease on the rights to Kong.)
Out of every design that came out of the TOHO studios, I am going to say this one is one of my favorites by far. There is just so much going on with this design.
First, let’s go over the appearance. A lot is being played out from the scales to the horns. There is a large amount of detail that goes into the Ghidorah suit. Even the origins of the monster are complete with massive amounts of detail. (Though if I am going, to be honest here, I think some of it was made to be a cash grab for advertising with some of their special effects.)
Regardless of how I feel about this, I still have a few grips with parts that I felt appealed too much to the younger audience. You get that with the pair of eyes the suit has. Fairly wide-eyed and sort of detailed. Now, this isn’t to the showa levels, I do feel it is what give the movie the goofy levels of “not to be taking this seriously moments” This is where I see the problems, it feels like the movie isn’t going a certain direction with what it was going for. It was like the plot was the Showa era in the ’90s. There are periods where things could work out, But in this case, they took two eras and tried to roll them into one.
Well, a lot of people understand the appeal of Godzilla when it comes to appearance. You get the dinosaur-like vibes just at a glance of the monster. Not to mention, the sheer detail that was put into the suit design was top-notch. Though I still have a problem with the eyes seeming bigger than the entire head. I think it works out well for what they were presenting. They are presenting larger-than-life characters with over-the-top special effects that to this day, still amazes me on how much effort was placed into this kind of content.
From the emotional look of Godzilla to the overall style of the creature. I will say this makes for a perfect blend with this type of movie
Well, here we are with another classic that has reached its end. I hope everyone enjoyed this review. It’s another one of those classics that while it isn’t so fondly remembered by myself, does have a certain feel for what it presents to you guys. It’s a feeling of a movie to give you a break from the harshness of reality and into the realm of fiction constantly. Something we all tend to lean towards from time to time, whether it is Netflix bing watching, or just taking a few hours to get away from it all. there is a certain feel with this as you dive deeper into the whole story of how things are. I for one, am thankful such a movie like this exists to take us all away from the stress of life if just for one moment. But not to ramble too far into this, I think you guys will enjoy this movie listed down below and I will see you guys in the next blog.