The movie starts
with some characters having a discussion about King Kong, which
introduces one of the main monsters of the movie. Usually I'd rather see
the monster by having them appear then just talking about them. They
Kong in a similar way, instead of having something like in Godzilla vs
where MechaGodzilla attack pretending to be Godzilla.
The plot is not that good. They don't use aliens or anything (which is a
plus), but a
somewhat mad scientist trying to get an element that can be used to take
over the world.
I really wish a better plot had been used for this movie, it probably
would have made
this movie more enjoyable.
On to the monsters. Mechani-Kong was good. It was an almost perfect
robot resemblance of
King Kong. Unlike MechaGodzilla this mechanical monster didn't have the
huge arsenal of
weapons, which creates more physical type fights.
King Kong took on a more cartoony look to him (mainly in the face
though). I didn't like
the look from King Kong vs. Godzilla, but I'd prefer that version to
this version of
King Kong any day. This King Kong goes with all the rest in ability and
Gorosaurus appears briefly to battle King Kong. Gorosaurus is basically
a giant T-Rex
with a kangaroo kick attack.
The first battle of the movie is between King Kong and Gorosaurus. This
off the battle with the T-Rex in the original King Kong movie. It also
has Kong take a
women and protect it from Gorosaurus. Though the battle was short, it
relatively well. This battle scene is followed by an even briefer
struggle between Kong
and a sea serpent. his battle really wasn't necessary for the movie.
The capturing of King Kong by the mad scientist was less eventful as I
had hoped. I
wanted to see Mechani-Kong brought into the scene, but was somewhat let
down when they
just bombed Kong from above.
King Kong's "rampage" through the city was a poor one. Pretty much
nothing was damaged
and the JSDF didn't do much of anything but mobilize and shine lights on
people watch these movies to see the monsters rampage and battle.
The final battle take place in Tokyo between King Kong and Mechani-Kong.
This battle was
mostly physical, which is nice. The lack of powers between the two made
the battle a
little boring though. Thee worst point was when Mechani-Kong took the
threatened to drop her. The battle comes to a halt at this point drawing
out the battle
and making it even more boring then it already had become.
The lack of good battles affected my perception of this movie. The movie
wasn't all that
bad, but I have seen a lot better for the Showa era of movies.