Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

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Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby gigan72 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:35 pm

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This is the discussion thread for Mothra. Discuss anything you would like to say about this creature here.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Dannybeane » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:51 pm

A laser spewing giant plush toy makes for one of the worst screen versions of Mothra ever.

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby GalacticPetey » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:05 pm

Dannybeane wrote:A laser spewing giant plush toy makes for one of the worst screen versions of Mothra ever.

I was gonna disagree and say ROM Mothra is the worst, but then I realized that this description fits that Mothra as well.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby StAiRcAsE KiTtY » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:17 pm

My favorite iteration of Mothra by far. I just wish her prop had better movements.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby GigaBowserG » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:21 pm

Staircase Kitty wrote:My favorite iteration of Mothra by far. I just wish her prop had better movements.


imo, She feels much better utilized in the RoM movies than in the 1992 one. Her wings actually bend, and she does appear very old. Still not a big fan of the design, but I can appreciate it there.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:26 pm

Not my favorite design of her, but still appreciated for her appearance in the series. It was alright, but not the best.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Godzillian » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:06 am

Not a bad update for Mothra but def a bit on the plushy side. When they tweaked the design for ROM that's when they nailed it.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby g2vd » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:31 am

Easily the worst design of Mothra on screen yet and a sociopathic Mothra at that.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby godzilla1541 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:55 pm

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I like this design it looks like a bombyx Mori moth I mean just look at the larva just make the mouth the head and color it white and whala and the adult looks like one to rainbow mothra a little more but still good the wings are the same as the Showa and the lasers make mothra more than just a big moth and I kinda like the bird. Feet they actually look like they can grab stuff again rainbow mothra did this better but its still good the lightning from her wings is cool to and the slow flap sounds better with the sound she makes when flying. Don't be mad I just wanted to say somethin

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby edgaguirus » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:54 pm

It's not the best or the worse. It looks like a toy, but the coloring of the wings is good.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Godzilla Mothra » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:18 pm

I love this design. I'm surprised it isn't more well received.

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Godzillian » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:29 pm

This Mothra really seemed to lack personality unlike the Showa and later ROM and Millennium Mothra who had it in spades
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:06 pm

Agreed. Battra was more fleshed out as a character that Mothra.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Dino-Mario » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:31 am

A pretty dull version of everyone's favorite godly lepidopteran. Her larval form was quite nice and had really fluid effects, but the Imago is just plain stupid. She looks like a giant living plush and those chicken legs are way off. Plus, this Mothra's characterization is kinda lacking when compared to her Showa and Millenium counterparts.
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Zarm » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:32 am

As I think I already asked in my review, has anyone- amongst the obsessive power-listing, trivia-oriented segments of fandom that provide the fuel for all our debates- ever tried to list and quantify all of Mothra separate powers from The Rebirth of Mothra trilogy?
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Ivo-goji » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:47 am

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Zarm » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:58 am

Ah! I only ever found the regular Mothra page; my mistake. And... wow, yeah, they really DID catalogue the entire list. That's impressive!

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Rodan » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:57 pm

Pretty much everything interesting about this Mothra is borrowed from the '60s films, but less charmingly executed because the movie is so cluttered and nowhere near as tightly filmed. The prop is probably the most lifeless rendition of Mothra as well.

Not terrible, but in an alternate universe where the '92 movie was Mothra's first outting, not only would its script and mythology seem even more cluttered and insane, she probably wouldn't be the memorable or iconic character she is today.

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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby The Royal SCP » Wed May 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Please don't hate on me, but GMK is the worst one and ROM/Tokyo SOS/Battle For Earth is the best one, in my opinion, for the design!
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Re: Monster Discussion #46: Mothra (1992)

Postby Zarm » Wed May 24, 2017 12:32 pm

The Royal SCP wrote:Please don't hate on me, but GMK is the worst one and ROM/Tokyo SOS/Battle For Earth is the best one, in my opinion, for the design!


What makes GMK the worst one for you? I must say, I rather liked the agility of it. Hardly my favorite Mothra, but...
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