Son of Godzilla

Scientists experimenting with weather control on a tropical island are attacked by giant insects and a mutated dinosaur.
 
 
Japan
1967
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Insects: 
Imaginary
Spider
Mantis
Babies: 
Newborn
Catastrophes: 
Biohazard
Collapse
Famine
Storm
Flood
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
 
 
 
 
3.04
A watered-down sequel...
 
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5.04
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1
Photography
Plot
Effects
We've come a long way from those rigid human characters and the black and white eerie feel of the original Godzilla. The atomic threat is still very much felt, though, but every other taboo around it has gradually taken a new, friendly shape as the previous sequels came out. Like the previous film, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, this is shot like a spy story on a military and scientific backdrop.
A lot of care was invested in photography and the production value is satisfying, though we've seen better. The movie looks extremely good and has a generous amount of big special effects. It makes clever use of miniatures and models to create the illusion of disaster, and makes its great monsters come to life with significant skill. This is meant for a young audience and written superficially.
Perhaps the editing should have been tighter. Any matter approached with comedy doesn't blend well and humor is no excuse for sporadic bad effects. That said, the series needed refreshment and the introduction of Godzilla’s baby provides a 45 degree turn. Godzilla is now this much closer to turning into a good guy in a mythology known for protagonizing its antagonists and vice versa.
 
 
 
 
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 9
Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko
Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son