Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a group of people attempt to escape a giant crab-like creature.
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature
Japan
1966
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Character Focus: 
Giant Film
Animals: 
Bird
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Crab
Government: 
Army
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Storm
War
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
4
A big adventure...
8
4
5.04
6
1
4
1
Photography
Performances
Ambiance
The seventh Godzilla film is one of the better shot and scripted sequels in the franchise. Not only are the characters more interesting and fluid than those of most installments; the effects are more believable and more oppressive. Built more like an adventure story than ongoing monster madness, though, it chooses to keep the best for last, sometimes forgetting what we came in for.
The acting is heavily flawed and mostly overdone, but we’re used to that by now. The military subplot can get heavy, seeing as the protagonists are basically running from them and the sea monster at the same time. Fortunately, all this happens over a nice tropical island backdrop that is easy on the eyes and adds production value.
Mothra is back! This means that Godzilla gets his show stolen and that we are steering away from horror, once more. It also signifies that this is a partial musical and, for most audiences, probably a sporadic turn-off. The second half takes itself more seriously. Things become dark and worth the wait. Rarely since the original has Godzilla been filmed to look threatening.
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 8
Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
Godzilla, Mothra, and Ebira, Horror of the Deep
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