Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Battles of Godzilla: Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 1974 out of 10

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla   1974 4 out of 10

The Franchise
This entry in the Godzilla franchise is the 14th in the series and is  a jumbled mess.   The one consistent thing in the franchise is that it features cheesy looking monsters as played by stuntman in rubber suits doing goofy WWE wrestling moves on top of set with models of cities.   Other than that the movie series has no continuity to speak of. All the movies are written as if none of the other sequels exist.  Godzilla can be good and protecting Japan in one movie and evil in the next.  It makes no sense, but you can always expect some silly enjoyable battle scenes.     

The Plot
  This movie had a crazy mixed up plot about some outer space monkeymen (in bad Gorilla masks)  trying to use Mechagodzilla to take over the world.   Godzilla is a good guy in this goofy flick in which he and another Guardian monster called King Caesar (that looks look a guy in a dog costume with bat ears)  battle Mechagodzilla.  It features a bunch of mixed in elements like some characters escaping the underground liar of the James Bond like Monkeyman villians. There is also a  strange song that seems completely out of place that is used to summon the  cheesy Dog Monster.  The battle scenes are decent and really the only reason to watch these movies, but the conclusion where Godzilla uses electricity from lightning to turn himself into a magnet and pull Mechagodzilla to his doom was super dorky.

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