GalacticPetey wrote:I always assumed it was just where he wound up after Megalon. I also have a second theory that he just got lost and is confused as hell.
Finally someone returns this discussion back to Godzilla vs. Megalon instead of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.
On that note, re-watching Megalon recently, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'd still rank it at the bottom of the series, but there are some really strong moments that I think get overlooked sometimes. For example, everyone always talks about how good the dam scene looks (and it does), but the opening scene of the lake draining is amazing. In fact, both the lake and dam scenes have some of the most seamless cutting between miniatures and live action in the whole series. There's also A LOT of cool moments in the finale battle, and I love that they fight until sunrise.
In some ways, I actually think it's better than Godzilla vs. Gigan. It's better at incorporating stock footage (save for some shots of Gigan during Megalon's attack scenes), and Megalon and Gigan have more chemistry as a team-up than Ghidorah and Gigan. Frankly, Godzilla and Jet Jaguar might
Gigan has a better score though, and MUCH more rounded out human story, so I'd give it the win overall. It's a shame we don't get much of a reaction out of the Seatopians when they lose at the end.
Anyway, similar to a recent change of heart I had with Godzilla's Revenge, none of the "kiddie" elements really bother me anymore. In my last two viewings, I've probably regained a lot of the fondness I had for Megalon as a child (where I still
knew it was kinda shoddy).