Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Godzilla In Space!


Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla  is almost exactly what the title suggests it is, a big old battle between the Big G and a weird counterpart from the depths of outer space. It's not my favorite of this run of Godzilla movies as I found it a bit sleepy in places, but I did like many elements of the flick.


In previous Godzilla movies, bits and pieces of Godzilla's essence have gone into outer space and there they become the mighty "SpaceGodzilla" who descends onto the Earth with a proper mad-on for his progenitor. SpaceGodzilla appears to be Godzilla fused with giant crystals which protrude from his body. It's a neat design on paper I think, but I'm not sure it works on screen all the time. Anyway while all this has been going on, the defense force of Japan has put another giant robot into the field, this one dubbed M.O.G.E.R.A. (Mobile Operation Godzilla Robot Aero-type).


Also on hand is Little Godzilla, now grown up a bit more and still with a connection to the human psychic Miki Sequesa. SpaceGodzilla captures and imprisons Little Godzilla drawing out his arch enemy and the battle is on. M.O.G.E.R.A. operated by a dedicated soldier who has long been trying to stop Godzilla helps out and the menace of SpaceGodzilla is ended, though Godzilla himself remains.


This one has plenty to like. I for one really like M.O.G.E.R.A., the design seems clearly to be meant evoke the classic giant monster robot used by The Mysterians in the movie of the same name from many decades previous named MOGUERA; There's something oddly  goofy about the design, but it still works for me. It's a good stand in for Mecha-Godzilla which might suffer overexposure if used in this movie. This movie more than anything sets the stage for the next one, the last installment of this particular run of Godzilla movies.


More on that next time.

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