Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

For discussion of Toho produced and distributed films or shows released from 1980 up to 1998 (includes Gamera 3)

What is your Favorite Film of the Rebirth of Mothra Series

Rebirth of Mothra
38
45%
Rebirth of Mothra 2
8
10%
Mothra 3: Invasion of King Ghidorah
38
45%
 
Total votes: 84

User avatar
Gailah 1966
Samurai
Posts: 116
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:30 am
Location: gog

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Gailah 1966 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 am

It´s not the 2nd one.
Part 1 and 3 are head to head. Both have pros and contras so they are equal for my notice.
Emiko broke her promise... and therefore saved the world!

Respect the origins! The 50`s club:
Godzilla 1954, Anguirus 1955, Rodan 1956, Varan 1958, Moguera 1959

User avatar
Kaiju-King42
Kwaidan
Posts: 5768
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:34 pm
Location: Monster Island

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:34 pm

Rebirth of Mothra 3 is a better movie than Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla. Maybe even a better movie than Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2.
Godzillian wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:What is up with the American trope of hide the monster?

Jaws happened


ernesth100 wrote:
Ryguy wrote:When the new director is announced, I guarantee this fanbase will be torn through the middle...

We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


Anno wrote:never forget tadpole :godzilla:




User avatar
eabaker
Seatopian Daikaiju
Posts: 10991
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:16 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby eabaker » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:Rebirth of Mothra 3 is a better movie than Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla. Maybe even a better movie than Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2.


I'm tempted to agree with you here. It's definitely got a much cleaner, more focused narrative than Spacegodzilla.
Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world.

User avatar
Major sssspielberg!
Samurai
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:48 am

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Major sssspielberg! » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:08 pm

Mothra 3 is the only one my brain will allow me to retain so it must be my favorite
PitchBlackProgress wrote:Minya’s got class, dude one-shot Ghidorah and got all that MonsterLand p****y afterwards.


:xilien: :xilien: :xilien: Join me in.... Escape! :xilien: :xilien: :xilien:

User avatar
Dr. Professor
EDF Soldier
Posts: 3552
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:37 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Dr. Professor » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:20 pm

Gonna have to go with ROM3 on this one. I liked that this one actually gave the protagonist somewhat of a reason to pal around with the Shobijin (both Shota and Moll had siblings stuck in the dome) and I thought they had an enjoyable dynamic. I also thought it was interesting to see Moll and Lora separated from each other for the majority of the film. I'd say that ROM3 probably had the best effects of the trilogy, even if they still weren't anything special. There's a shot that I really love of the underside of Mothra's wing with sunlight shining through it. This trilogy isn't really prone to outstanding shots, but I thought that one in particular was actually beautiful.

A big thing the other two films lack that this film has is stakes. ROM has DesGhidorah just kind of wandering around a forest and that's it. We're told that he's bad news, and outside of killing Mothra, there's not much in the film to actually convey that. While Dagahra sets foot in civilization for a bit, most of ROM2 is confined to the temple out in the middle of the ocean. While ROM3 doesn't have too much city destruction, what we get of it is more effective than that of ROM2, and aside from that, Ghidorah takes it upon himself to steal Japan's children and trap them in a big ol' evil dome. While I don't really care much for Ghidorah being a child stealer, at least it's something.

Basically, Rebirth of Mothra III is very far from the best of the genre, but I see it as a significant step up from the first two entries in the trilogy. Had Rebirth of Mothra and Rebirth of Mothra II been of the same quality, I would probably revisit this trilogy more often than I do.
goji89 wrote: :shock: ...Sweet Yeet

Resized Image

GojiDog
Interpol Agent
Posts: 735
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby GojiDog » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:50 am

I feel like my favorite should be 3 given its use of time travel and its great use of King Ghidorah (one of the best versions of the monster IMO), and just how delightful it was to see Mothra and Ghidorah fight each other outside of Godzilla canon for a change (or even at all since this is the first Adult Mothra Vs. Ghidorah battle).

But where the movie falters for me is in the handling of the fairies. Belvera's face turn seems nonsensical to me. I mean she is trying to help stop Ghidorah from destroying humanity...that thing she was trying to do in the last two movies. And all the stuff with the Elias Triangle just seemed convoluted and in the end, kind of pointless, at least as far as stopping Ghidorah goes.

Honestly, for as ridiculous as it is, I'd have to say that my favorite of the Rebirth of Mothra films is actually 2 (far and away the last on this poll...yikes). It is dopey, but it also has a fun Goonies kind of feel to the story it that makes it fun. I liked that it leaned into the fantasy stuff pretty hard with Nirai Kinai being a lost magical kingdom and the magical little puffball Gogo being a nice piece of fun absurdity. I also thought Dagahra was a pretty unique and awesome monster.
Last edited by GojiDog on Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Anguirus
G-Grasper
Posts: 1016
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:31 am

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Anguirus » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:18 pm

I am watching ROMII for the first time with thirty minutes left. I have to say, I much prefer the third. But I love Dagahra, and I could see myself loving this as a kid. Next I will be watching the original Mothra and the first ROM films for the first time.

Edit: Well, Furby was cool also.
Last edited by Anguirus on Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Destoroyah of Worlds
JXSDF Technician
Posts: 905
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:11 pm

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:09 am

The one where the fairies were riding on top of a little colorful baby mothra. it was cute. anyone know which one it is?
Come fourth, Ghidorah! Great Golden Winged Destroyer; deliver onto us a beautiful demise!

User avatar
Stump Feet
Futurian
Posts: 1831
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 am

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Stump Feet » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:35 am

Literally every one of them?
Last edited by Stump Feet on Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
*Looks at GKOTM’s box office numbers*
Long Live The Sting

User avatar
Godzilla21
Keizer
Posts: 7942
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:39 pm

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Godzilla21 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 am

Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:The one where the fairies were riding on top of a little colorful baby mothra. it was cute. anyone know which one it is?


Literal lol
SpaceG92 wrote:
<=25% joke. >=75% topic. Even then - that's pushing it.

Destoroyah of Worlds
JXSDF Technician
Posts: 905
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:11 pm

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:30 pm

Godzilla21 wrote:
Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:The one where the fairies were riding on top of a little colorful baby mothra. it was cute. anyone know which one it is?


Literal lol

Don't laugh. :(

Okay. Um. What else do I remember. I think there was a black King Ghidorah looking monster?
Come fourth, Ghidorah! Great Golden Winged Destroyer; deliver onto us a beautiful demise!

User avatar
Stump Feet
Futurian
Posts: 1831
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 am

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby Stump Feet » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:39 pm

Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:
Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:The one where the fairies were riding on top of a little colorful baby mothra. it was cute. anyone know which one it is?


Literal lol

Don't laugh. :(

Okay. Um. What else do I remember. I think there was a black King Ghidorah looking monster?

Yeah, that's the first one, but like I said, it happens in literally every Rebirth of Mothra movie.
*Looks at GKOTM’s box office numbers*
Long Live The Sting

daveblackeye15
G-Grasper
Posts: 1278
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:45 am

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby daveblackeye15 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:43 pm

Stump Feet wrote:
Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:
Literal lol

Don't laugh. :(

Okay. Um. What else do I remember. I think there was a black King Ghidorah looking monster?

Yeah, that's the first one, but like I said, it happens in literally every Rebirth of Mothra movie.


LOL I thought Destoroyah was being a smart ass too! 'What's the old Gamera movie where he spins around, there's a kid and he gets hurt a bunch?' Yes that sure sounds like Rebirth of Mothra I with the black King Ghidorahesque monster. I recommend the third one as the best one.

User avatar
HillyHulk
Interpol Agent
Posts: 425
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Re: Whats your Favorite Rebirth of Mothra Film?

Postby HillyHulk » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:08 pm

I would go with the Rebirth of Mothra 3 for being the most straightforward, then the first for being the most emotional, then the second.
8-) ... because I can.


Return to “Heisei Series (1980's-1998)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest