Godzilla Raids Again

Two irradiated dinosaurs fight each other on the shores of a Japanese city.
 
 
Japan
1955
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Flood
Fluids: 
Water
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
 
 
 
 
4
Greatness duplicated!
 
7.04
3.04
4
4
1
4
1
Effects
Dialog
Pace
On one side, you've got a giant monster invading Japan; on the other Japanese government officials talking scientific gibberish and helping in no way the evolution of the plot. Godzilla Raids Again uses a format similar to the original, re-introducing a romantic side story for us to care on a human perspective, considering the rest of the film is cold, distant and deliciously apocalyptic.
As was the case in the first film, you get full-on action and plenty of monster footage. The novelty is that Godzilla finds an enemy his size; a new dinosaur there to project our aggressiveness in a somewhat safer place. The bigger-than-life titan fights add a new dimension in sci-fi. Having the beasts destroy themselves and man-made structure replicas is impossible to watch with a straight face.
The film looks great and the score is catchy. The performances took a drop and so did the screenwriting, at the expense of eye-candy. Leaving a dark past behind, this sequel offers you the fun rendition of a legendary concept that begs to be developed. Deep inside, you know you're watching men in rubber suits wrestling, but the illusion is so grabbing that you somehow accept it.
 
 
 
 
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 2
Gojira no gyakushû
Fire Monster
Gigantis
Gojira Strikes Again
Gojira's Counterattack
The Return of Godzilla
The Volcano Monster