eabaker wrote:I've only watched it once, and found it hugely entertaining, but it helped that the guy I was watching it with was super into it. It's really due for another viewing soon. We'll see how watching it with my wife alters my perceptions.
Maybe I should give it another shot. I just remember the entire setup being incredibly unengaging, and the special effects sequences technically impressive but dully paced. (Which would be fine if it seemed deliberate and other things were keeping me involved.)
I guess I'll try it again next time I watch a vintage Toho film.
Was the person you were watching it with a huge practical effects or classic sci-fi buff? I can see it appealing to particular genre fans, but it wasn't doing a whole lot for me.