Destroy All Monsters

Giant monsters escape a human controlled tropical island and wreak havoc in major cities around the world.
 
 
Japan
1968
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Animals: 
Bird
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Insects: 
Imaginary
Larva
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Fire
War
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
 
 
 
 
6
A release of apocalyptic proportions!
 
8
6
5.04
6
2
4
1
Photography
Dialog
Effects
Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Gorasaurus, Angilus and a bunch of others escape a technologically controlled island in yet another over-the-top crossroad of Japan's classic kaijus. First, you imagine an epic battle royal, but then the film sucker punches you into something completely different, though just as cool. It turns out the monsters escape and pick their favorite major city. Destruction ensues.
Those franchises and their spin-offs have, at times, been cuter than horrific, and fans of all franchises find a common ground in these "versus" films. This is one of the best commercial gimmicks the respective series have come up with, at this point. It also means we get a lot of complex metropolitan model destruction and it is a beautiful thing to witness. The score complements this epically.
The suspense is effective and the intrigue explores unfamiliar territories that are still cohesive with the previous mythology. While the idea of remote controlled monsters has been covered, the idea of cyborgs was never really introduced. This sequel is high on action, is well shot, evenly paced and written with a child's smirk. Aside the occasional filler, here you get more than you're used to.
 
 
 
 
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 10
Kaijû sôshingeki
All Monsters Attack
Attack of the Marching Monsters
Monster Attack March
The March of the Monsters