Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Commander McAwesome of the navy gives a briefing to let everyone know the Continuity Du Jour. Godzilla attacked Tokyo in 1954 (as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be) and then went away. There’s concern of a return as other monsters have started to appear. Those foolish Americans thought the first one a few years ago in New York was Godzilla, but Japan knows they’re mistaken.
There’s also a report that an American submarine has gone missing. The Japanese research sub Satsuma finds the wreckage, and sees some big, familiar looking dorsal plates sneaking away from the scene of the crime.
That’s not too much of a
big deal, because there isn’t much to say.
My wife is the Archie
expert in the family, having a couple short boxes in the comic room, a few
thousand page specials laying about her reading piles, and several giant bins
full of digests in the attic.
It didn’t affect her
because the death happened in an alternate universe she wasn’t following.
Many of these will get their own posts. It isn’t because they’re as good as other ones that were singled out. It’s simply because the crazy-awesome meter got pushed so far to the crazy side, it takes longer to explain everything.
It started off with the First Toho Godzilla flick to get a US Theatrical release since 1985.
After the end of the Heisei Series, Toho handed the reins (or however you steer giant radioactive monsters) across the Pacific to Tri-Star.
The first fully American made Godzilla movie gets a really bad rap. Let’s face it, having the trailer look like a straight up horror film for this action comedy started everything out on the wrong big scaly foot.
The reputation may be earned, but its importance to the franchise history makes it deserving of a closer look.
Once more, a year after the last appearance (that Toho gang is quick!) and over four decades since this craziness started it no longer maters if the Godzilla family home base is called Baas or Birth Island, because it’s missing. Godzilla and LittleGodzilla are also nowhere to be found. Miki, now a full member of G-Force, is out looking.
Godzilla’s missingness ends pretty quickly when he shows up in Hong Kong all red and smoky.
Another 4:30 movie week
that was cause for major celebrations in my home as a child was Planet of the Apes. We started watching these due to a fortunate
accidental purchase. I was trying to
decide between the two versions of G I
Joe Retaliation in the store. Per
usual in these shop online days, none of the sales people had any idea what the
different content or specifications were.
Upon seeing Rise of the Planet of
the Apes on the sale rack, I grabbed that instead.