shinmattiathekaiju wrote:Even Godzilla vs Megalon?
Yeah. Godzilla vs. Megalon
is so much fun to watch. It knows exactly what it wants to be, and it keeps the audience entertained the entire time. Watching the MST3K version of it is some of the best entertainment you'll get in an hour and a half.
So you like to watch an insult to Godzilla?
What are you referring to: Godzilla vs. Megalon
Well, it doesn't matter, neither is an insult to Godzilla. Megalon
is a lot of fun with the character of Godzilla. And have you watched the MST3K version of Godzilla vs. Megalon
? They don't "insult" Godzilla at all. Hell, they hardly even tear the movie apart. All they do is provide a fun and enjoyable commentary, especially during the final fight. If they find holes in the plot, they pointed them out, but they don't do that too often in Godzilla vs. Megalon
to the point where it ruins the overall enjoyment of the film.
AMA knows exactly what it wants to be, too - a kids movie about bullying featuring stock footage and a shoestring budget.
Yes, but All Monsters Attack
suffers from different problems. While it knows that it wants to be, its not enjoyable. In a film called All Monsters Attack
, plus a film that features Godzilla in the film for quite a while, I want to see monsters duking it out. Instead, its all about a little kid as he fights off bullies and has lots of stock footage fights in it.
The only reason I ever
watched the film as a kid, was because I was under the impression that it had a lot of Godzilla scenes in it, because...you know, I want to watch Godzilla. But, the reason that I hated it as a kid was because all of the Godzilla stuff that was in All Monsters Attack
, I could find in other films like Ebirah, Horror Of The Deep
and Son Of Godzilla
, and then the rest is about a kid that I don't give a crap about, because he's in a movie called All Monsters Attack
. If you have a title like that, then it should be about the title characters, ie. the monsters. Not some kid.
Here's an example: Lets say that you're watching a family argument at a dinner table, but in the corner of your eye, you can see a television playing old Bruce Lee films. What are you going to be more interested in: the family argument or Bruce Lee? That's the problem with All Monsters Attack
. That while you have this dilemma with Ishiro, I lose complete interest in his problems when the monsters show up. The fights maybe stock footage, but they're still more interesting than what's going on with Ishiro. Especially when there is so much monster action in the film already. Everything about Ishiro is just overpowered by the monsters, that in the end, I simply do not care about him. Which in this film is really bad, since he's the only thing that's slightly interesting about it.
So yeah, while it may know what it wants to be, that doesn't stop it from being unenjoyable.