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.