- Love the parallel plot between the humans and the Kaiju. They mix well when needed, but remain separate till the last act.
The over all pace of the story, 1st act is character and plot introduction, with Rodan, Godzilla, and then King Ghidorah appearing in the 2nd act, the final act is a nicely handled and has plenty of Kaiju scenes and a nice battle if you don’t mind the break in the middle (see nitpicks later).
Love the build up of investigating the meteor and it’s strange magnetic pull, the mention it is growing in size, and the eventual glowing.
Dividing the Godzilla Vs. Rodan battle into small snippets, I think staying to long on their fight it would have gotten boring. It was already getting silly when Mothra breaks it up.
King Ghidorah emerging from the meteor is still one of the best effects of the Showa franchise.
King Ghidorah gravity beams are some of my favorite effects in the whole franchise. Love the ways they run across the ground causing destruction.
Still love the Shobijin translating the kaiju’s debate, it made them more then just rampaging monsters, something that stuck through at least the rest of the Showa era.
- Hate the saucer people talk in the very beginning and going back for the explanation of how the Princess surived her fall. We don’t see him interacting with anyone in that scene, it is almost like an aside to the audience.
Malmess is ordered to kill the Princess with royal guards posted right by the doors. Strikes me as odd that you would be so open about murdering another royal.
The Shobijin appearing on a TV just to give us another song and quick look at the Mothra larva that survived. It seemed forced and just a little to convenient to have them around to get involved with the Princess.
King Ghidorah isn’t controlled that well in all scenes, often some of his heads are in odd positions. They do a much better job in the next film
Going back the aerosol breath for Godzilla instead of optical effect because of the rush production
The break in the 3 on 1 match to watch Malmess try to kill the Princess then catch and hug a boulder. It is only 3 minutes but it takes away from the pace of the film since you see about 3 minutes of kaiju battle before and after the scene. if it was cut into two parts and spliced in better with the battle I think it wouldn’t be as jarring.