LSD Jellyfish wrote:Gothicserpent wrote:Its an alright godzilla film that could have been better if a few changes were made.
Make the Ebirah fights longer and less choppy.
Have more human action. Show the heroes and the natives fighting against Red Bamboo.
And either beef Mothra's role or cut her out entirely.
I agree with the points on Ebirah and Mothra. The main issue I have with the Ebirah fight is how it keeps cutting back and forth to Mothra. The film suddenly becomes super cluttered and unsure what it wants the climax to be in its final moments.
However, in regards to the human protagonists fighting against the Red Bamboo I disagree. First the infant island natives are general portrayed as peaceful and it also wouldn’t make sense if they knew how to use guns or whatever. Second, a large part of the film is, and as the thief character directly states,”Let’s use our brains to defeat the Red Bamboo”. Which is true; throughout the film they repeatedly trick the Red Bamboo, during the cliffside scene, when they infiltrate the factory multiple times, the whole replacement yellow liquid etc... Third, it just wouldn’t make much sense if it suddenly became a more proactive action movie as the Red Bamboo is a military force and has loads of weapons, while the heroes have no military or action training to speak of. Them picking up weapons and firing directly wouldn’t make sense both physically and thematically.
Eh, that's fair about the human action. It makes sense now that you've explained it.
I forgot one big praise I have for this film. Godzilla's attack on the Red Bamboo base.
Ignore the TERRIBLE Godzilla suit, its a great destruction scene and easily the highlight of the movie. Seeing Godzilla curbstomp evil slavers is very cool and a great way of making him the guy to root for without being too blatant about it.