Hello again everyone, and welcome to another addition to classic giant monsters. In today’s blog, we are going to be diving into yet another movie that fits this era of movies within the Godzilla movies. Plenty of content is still on the way with a few of these movies. Also might have a special ending to this era incoming. So stick around and enjoy the content as we make, yet another dive into another classic. Just a little reminder, I am an amazon affiliate and all pictures provided belong to their respective owners listed below their content.
The main story concept
Well, I am just going to remind people of this since some might not understand my reasoning. But typically, I go over what I like about the story without the spoilers being involved, I mostly stay away from names or describing particular scenes in these movies. But with that being said, Let’s go over the story.
I feel as though we get a massive change in story concepts within the movie as we go from the Goofyness of Ghidorah to the usual hidden meaningful message within the film. For this movie, we get the concept of People getting into things they shouldn’t get into causing devastation to the environment. It eventually gets to the point where the new monster Battra is released into the environment. The digger of the sight eventually travels to Infant island to ask for Mothra’s help. But alas Godzilla has to throw a monkey wrench into the plans as this three-way battle takes us to new heights in this Battle for earth.
“You get the concept of time travel from a group of being who made landfall in Japan. They came up with a proposal to rid Japan of Godzilla as they “Claim” Godzilla would eventually wipe Japan entirely from the face of the earth. There are subtle hints that the visitors (That’s what I’ll call them from here on out)have more devious motives than simply warning Japan from destruction. But that isn’t shown until halfway through the movie with the creation of the monster, King Ghidorah. That is one of the main ideas that stick out from the showa movie version. This one carries a little mystery with the creature that draws the audience to want to know more about the said creature. That is what I love about the Heisei era besides the special effects work.
They took a concept idea, and they pushed for something slightly different than increasing the value of the story by quite a bit. Creative direction is another main staple within the Heisei era of these films as a whole.”
(Just a little oops, I sort of got carried away with the previous movie that I took a misstep and added that as well to Godzilla Mothra, Battle for earth. So the mistake symbols will be shown in quotations here ” “)
Godzilla and Battra
With Battra being the newest monster coming into the fold, let’s go over the things that separate this monster from mothra and how this one squares up against Godzilla at the beginning of the film.
We take note with the monster (In the embryo stage)was about the same size as Godzilla in the first encounter. Very destructive, and seemingly tanky when it came to fighting one on one with Godzilla, But when Battra reaches adult form, we notice that while this creature is smaller, Battra more than makes up for the lack of size with speed and new abilities that put Godzilla even more in his place. However, Godzilla is still the King of the monsters. And with good reason as eventually, it takes both Mothra and Battra to fight off Godzilla within the film. (A minor spoiler there.)
Godzilla still maintains the similar look he had when he was seen in Godzilla vs Biollante with a few minor changes that aren’t noticeable. The most noticeable thing that is worth noting is the eyes are at a relatively normal size when it involves previous moments in the film. I approve of this. I was never a major fan of the “cartoony” style with the previous films in the showa era.
Unlike the original with a brown hue seeming to follow the creature, This mothra is patterned with more vibrant colors that brightly light up the screen. Between the color patterns to the amazing texture design of the creature, Mothra’s overall appearance seems to have changed the way we look at the symbolism of the creature in nature. Just a very well-crafted design as per usual with this movie.
(Yet another reason I love the Heisei era of the film so much.)
While this movie did have a decent flow to an overall story(The introduction of Battra being a noteworthy idea,) Between that and a very clear message within the movie, we get a decent mix of excitement with the dangers that these monsters carry.
All the more when considering the monster within the films. Mothra is the most benevolent (peaceful) of the creatures involved. Between the special effects, the acting, and just the overall story, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you guys will enjoy these movies. With that being said, this isn’t exactly a movie for everyone, As it does have plenty of cheesy moments.
Another classic down for the record books as we conclude another classic review for the week. I hope everyone enjoyed it. And a friendly reminder for those who want to support my work. Be sure to check out the link down below to find fantastic deals straight from amazon. Just making sure everyone has the best deals out there. In truth, we all could use a classic to add to our collection of movies. It helps take us away from the norm. Because the truth of the matter is we need more things to take us out of the norm and into fantasy. Aside from that, I am thankful for all of you who came in to check out my content. eventually, I will start producing videos regularly and provide a little more content than what I do.