Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MechaGodzilla vs MechaGodzilla 2

watched both MechaGodzilla films the last two days (in case you couldn't tell).  I think I prefer the first one to the sequel.

they are two different movies, with two completely different tones.  the sequel is sci-fi monster adventure, whereas the sequel is far more sci-fi monster tragedy.

it loses points for the 30+ minutes there is no monster action at all going on.  in the 60s this could work, but by 1975, when your main audience is children, it's not a great idea.  at least it's not a retread of the 1974 movie, and MechaGodzilla looks like it's been rebuilt, with some different weapons (though we see most of the same ones, due to some stock footage).

they are still two very good films, possibly the best of the 70s.  and this MechaGodzilla is the only one worthy of the name.

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