Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah(1991)
Special Effects by
Isao Toyohara – Terasawa
Anna Nakagawa – Emmy
Megumi Odaka – Miki Saegusa
Yoshio Tsuchiya – Yasuaki Shindo
Kenji Sahara – Prime Minister
Chuck Wilson – Wilson
Richard Berger – Gurenchiko
Godzilla – Kenpachiro Satsuma
King Ghidorah – Hurricane Ryu
Godzillasaurus – Wataru Fukuda
This is easily one of the most controversial of all Godzilla films, often labelled as either the best or worst of the 90s. Only Godzilla vs Hedorah, Godzilla: Final Wars and perhaps GMK are as hotly debated by fans.
It is also exceptionally hard to review. While it has quite a few obvious flaws, it also has too many highlights to be written off as ‘bad.’
The infamous time-travel plot is riddled with plot-holes and contradictions, and screws up the continuity of the Heisei series pretty badly. On top of this, the American actors –and their lines- will make you either laugh or cringe, and Godzilla himself doesn’t show up about halfway through the movie. The special effects are also occasionally sloppy, but what else is knew?
On the other hand, if the viewer can see passed these flaws, the film’s quirky charm, spectacular monster brawls, superb musical score and sheer entertainment value make for a very enjoyable movie experience.
To sum up, Godzilla vs King Ghidorah is a fascinating mixture of the brilliant, the trashy and the downright bizarre, and one Godzilla film that every fan should see.
Max’s verdict: 6/10