Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn

The American and Japanese armies lead a fight against a mutated dinosaur that threatens to destroy the world.
Creature Feature
Japan
1984
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Character Focus: 
Giant Film
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Earthquake
Explosion
Fire
War
Flood
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
5.04
A larger-than-life return!
7.04
4
6
6
2
4
2
Photography
Pace
Effects
This Godzilla sequel marks the resurgence, after about 10 years of absence, of one of the most iconic Japanese monsters in horror history. From the photography to the special effects, it at first appears every aspect of the film has been enhanced. It is also the first Godzilla movie to feature this many Western actors in American military parts.
The legendary mutated dinosaur is finally a serious threat again. It is the closest attempt at making him scary again that we’ve been offered since the 1954 original. It is done through clever build-up and oppressing camera shots, angles and movements. This is indeed a return to simplicity and horror. While the story is nothing extraordinary on paper, the directing makes it something new, unique.
Significant effort was invested in making us see the monster and not the man in rubber. When not stretching the running time with its procedural subplot, it features impressive destructive visuals; over-sized for our viewing pleasure. It is the most vigorous installment to this day. Watch, for the first time, citizens being pulverized with believable graphic superposition. It is truly shocking.
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 17
The Return of Godzilla
Gojira
Godzilla 1985
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