Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby NEWvicegriptyrano » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 am

I don't think Godzilla junior would attack the city like his father. He didn't show any signs of aggression towards the humans in the entire movie.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby Rhedosaurus » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:55 pm

This was also one of the Godzilla movies that I saw as a young Godzilla fan. I don't know if I saw all, most of it when growing up, but I do remember seeing it. I was amazed by it. What really amazed me was just how powerful and evil Destroyah was. That and Godzilla dying was quite sad. I was amazed that it happened and, all things considered how well done it was and how his son was resurrected as a result of that was a nice way of the movie saying "Yes, bad things will happen. But in the end, it will be OK." I just wish that Godzilla had killed, or at least mortally wounded Destroyah.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby Grievous » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:33 am

Okay...so...

This film is more a collection of great
scenes than a proper narrative story.

I know its highly regarded by many
kaiju fans & it does feature some
of the most powerful moments in
the entire franchise...BUT...for me...
looking at it now...it seems very
uneven in places & if I'm being honest...
Destoroyah is simply a crab-like copy of
Hedorah with a forced connection to the
oxygen destroyer.

I swear I'm not trying to start a fight...
but this is just how I feel about the film.

Like I said...some of the scenes are amazing...
but the rest of the film around them seems so...
uninteresting.

Also the "Aliens" ripoff scene is pretty shameless.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:33 am

^ You're not alone, don't worry. The human characters are mostly cardboard exposition machines, and they drag the film down pretty badly. When it's good it's great, but it's just not good often enough to be more than middle of the road material overall.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby Grievous » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:12 am

JAGzilla wrote:^You're not alone, don't worry.

Oh Good...

I thought everyone was going to gang
up on me & give me a "forum wedgie"
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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:32 pm

Grievous wrote:Okay...so...

This film is more a collection of great
scenes than a proper narrative story.

I know its highly regarded by many
kaiju fans & it does feature some
of the most powerful moments in
the entire franchise...BUT...for me...
looking at it now...it seems very
uneven in places & if I'm being honest...
Destoroyah is simply a crab-like copy of
Hedorah with a forced connection to the
oxygen destroyer.

I swear I'm not trying to start a fight...
but this is just how I feel about the film.

Like I said...some of the scenes are amazing...
but the rest of the film around them seems so...
uninteresting.

Also the "Aliens" ripoff scene is pretty shameless.

I was just rewatching this, and I agree. Especially about the first part, it has some pretty great and memorable scenes but overall it ain't a good narrative. I still believe Omori isn't the best screenwriter.......
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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby Grievous » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:29 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I was just rewatching this, and I agree. Especially about the first part, it has some pretty great and memorable scenes but overall it ain't a good narrative. I still believe Omori isn't the best screenwriter.......

I is making valid point aboot teh giant reptile films!

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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby Maritonic » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:07 pm

This came up in a MonsterVerse thread. Pretty interesting watch.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 am

Barring how Destroyah is disposed of, I actually think all the Kaiju stuff is some of the best in the franchise. The film does a fantastic job of juggling the threat of Godzilla’s meltdown and hyping up Destroyah, while building up junior.

We open on Burning Godzilla
Possibility of Junior
Then transition to the first inkling of Destroyah
Cut back to Godzilla and freeze him, GXS-X
Then there’s the Juvenile Destroyah Rampage
Godzilla Junior Emerges
Aggragrate Destroyah/Flying Destroyah
Godzilla Jr vs Destroyah
Junior Death
Godzilla vs Destroyah
Meltdown

Maybe some of these are out of order, but you get the point. There’s a great mix of army men vs Destroyah, Mecha freezing Godzilla, various Destroyah fights, and of course the intersplicing of tragic Kaiju scenes. I actually have no problem with the “alien” rip off, because quite honestly while the double mouth is pretty blatant, the rest of the juvenile destroyahs design is so radically different I always forget it. I also really appreciate anytime the franchise has some action scene involving human sized monsters, they’re rare and welcome to vary things up.

Barring the final forms stubby hands, The fights all have a great mix of melee and beams. The aggragrate form continually jumps on Jr, uses his punching mouth, and uses the “top legs” to pummel Jr. Then, the final form, uses its tail, it’s physical mass to ram Godzilla, as well as its laser nose sword, and IIRC also kicks Godzilla. One of my favorite moments is actually when it breaks down and covers Godzilla in aggragates. Again, a lot of variety in the fights.

Where the film absolutely falls apart, is the characters. I completely forget why the young college guy with the glasses is in the story, and if he has anything to contribute, other then coming up with the Meltdown hypothesis. Same for Miki’s friend. The guy making the microoxygen weapon is neat, but they don’t develop him enough, and he, like most of the cases doesn’t really do anything.
Then, everything changed when the Giant Condor became the Giant Eagle.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Postby monintoho » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:49 pm

Godzilla vs Destroyah is my favorite Godzilla movie of all time! To me it's absolutely spectacular! I love Burning Godzilla and the effects <3

Destroyah looked absolutely terrifying


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