Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle For Earth
Reviewed by Chris Blunk
Rating: 6.5 Beans
lthough from what I've heard this flim isn't too bad compared to 1998's Godzilla venture, it still didn't settle too well with me and my viewing buds.
Picture this: a Japanese rip-off of Indiana Jones, his ex-wife, and some executive - still in his business suit - tramping through the jungle in search of a fallen astroid. What they come across, however, is a giant egg and a couple of tiny singing twins called the "Cosmos". What do they do? They make a giant omelet and step on the annoying Cosmos.
No, wait, that's what we WANTED them to do. Instead they return to the city so it can be trashed by the monster "Batra" because people are polluting, being bad, etc. etc. The Cosmos offer to help by singing a painful song that summons "Mothra", who comes apparently to try and shut them up.
Oh, and Godzilla joins in and gets his butt kicked, which is probably why the video didn't recieve his "Stomp of Approval" on the cover.
Some observations by my friends and myself:
-Mothra doesn't really do much of the fighting. He mostly gets in cheap shots on Godzilla after Batra does the real fighting. The fact that Batra isn't even mentioned in the title just shows that Mothra obviously has a better agent.
-Batra and Mothra, although supposedly mortal enemies since the beginning of time (according to the Cosmos) soon team up just to whup up on Godzilla.
-Aside from the usual paper cities and toy tanks, watch for the building to fall THROUGH the people ineffectively when Batra first comes to trash the city.
-Favorite quote: "Oh no! The monsters are getting pissed off!"
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