The movie starts off
relatively slow. You get a glimpse of "Yog" and a short glimpse of
Gezora, but not much in the beginning. For most of the beginning it
gives starts off the
story of something coming to Earth from space and sets up why the humans
go to the
island and all in the movie. Overall the beginning does well to start
off the movie.
The monsters are the more typical type of monster (giant animals) of the
Showa era of
kaiju movies. The monsters are Gezora a giant squid, Ganime a lobster,
and Kameba a
giant turtle. Though I usually don't like the aliens attacking Earth
story, this one
modifies it enough that it doesn't affect how at least I viewed the
movie. Each monster
is a mutated from contact with Yog, which is somewhat interesting factor
in the how the
monsters are created.
The movie has the usually natives of the island that remind of those
from King Kong vs
Godzilla or some of the Mothra movies. The movie could have done without
chanting/singing/dancing native. Scenes like that seem more to waste
time then to really
have any importance in the movie. Though even without a cityscape for
battle you still
get to see people fleeing from the monster rampages.
The defeat of Gezora was a relatively good scene though it went pretty
quick. Best part
of it was after Gezora retreats and the space being Yog goes and finds a
new host to
The next monster to appear and Yog's next inhabitant is Ganime the giant
looks like a copy of Ebirah from the Godzilla series. Its rampage was
Gezora's, but this time there was no village to flatten.
The movie starts to pick up monster wise when Kameba and Ganime begin
the first and only
battle. I really wish they had a battle a lot earlier in the movie. The
completely a physical battle because neither monster has any special
attacks. Even with
it being completely physical battle it was still done well, minus the
bats that arrive
during the battle.
The very ending was completely stupid. The worst line in the film: "Who
humans and bats would team up". Come on! The ending, the lack of
battles, and the just
the all out lack in Ganime and Kameba's appearance detracted from this
file. Gezora got
the most time out of the movie, while the other monsters who's names
were also in the
Japanese title of the movie made a lot briefer appearances.
I had some high hopes for this movie when I went to watch it and I was
really let down.
This is a good movie for the avid kaiju fan only.