Godzilla vs. Biollante

A giant plant is engineered by scientists in order to stop a mutant dinosaur from destroying Japan.
 
 
Japan
1989
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Volcano
Dimensional: 
Teleporter
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
 
 
 
 
4
A rose and its thorns...
 
8
4
5.04
6
2
4
1
Effects
Pace
Photography
Seventeenth film in the franchise and second in a new production era, Godzilla vs. Biollante is one of the better shot and written. It is a scientific procedural formatted like a horror film. Build-up benefits immensely from it. This is the first battle between Godzilla and another kaiju in the Heisei series, and it seems like history in the re-making!
Biollante is a plant mutation created from Godzilla’s cells. It’s a beautiful monster and the keen photography does it justice. Indirectly, the new monster makes us care about character exposition. Humans gave it life and are responsible for its backstory. That said, the movie relies too much on them as filler; nothing new but something some of us would like to get rid of, once and for all.
While the first half is on the slow side, things pick up at some point and we’re offered the same kind of carnage the previous film, Godzilla 1985, featured. You have to sit through mountains of dialog, military gibberish, a lot of interrupted monster titillation that do not exactly lead the plot where it should have rushed to until the last minutes. The new monster is simply underexploited.
 
 
 
 
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 18
Gojira vs. Biorante