Thursday, January 29, 2015

Godzilla's Revenge 1969

Godzilla's Revenge

     Ichiro is a young boy living in Tokyo.  His parents work hard at their jobs and Ichiro spends a lot of time alone.  Another boy in school and his gang are also bullying him.  Ichiro likes to imagine and he dreams he is on Monster Island where he is a friend to Minya, the son of Godzilla.  He watches Godzilla and Minya fight other monsters on the island including Gabara, this monster has the head of a cat.  The other monsters are giant spiders, Ebirah (the giant sea monster) and a giant praying mantis.  The police are looking for two men who have robbed a bank.  The men are hiding out in an abandoned building where Ichiro likes to play.
     This movie is not very good except for Ichiro and his parents.  I also liked the old cars and trucks from this period plus the roar of Godzilla.  The only other movie that I can compare it to for awfulness is Manos: The Hands of Fate.  This is a 1966 movie with 1.9 out of 10 on Imdb.  Manos is about a family getting lost on the road and they encounter a hidden, underground devil-worshiping cult.  I compare a lot of movies to this film to base just how bad they can actually be!!  2* (I didn’t like this movie) 

70 min, Sci-Fi directed by Ishiro Honda with Kenji Sahara, Michiko Naka, Tomonori Yazaki, Hideyo Amamoto, Sachio Sakai, Shigeki Ishida, Midori Uchiyama.

Note:  Imdb 3.9 out of 10, 29% critic 19% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.0* out of 5* with 98 reviews.
Special Note:  A lot of the scenes in this film are recycled from other Toho productions.  

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