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Terror of Mechagodzilla

Mechagodzilla's Counterattack

4 1/2 Tohos

 Plot: WARNING!: I Tell the Endings!

Tail PullThis was the last film of the original Godzilla series. Inshiro Honda came back as director and Akira Ifukube performed, what I call, the best musical score since the original Godzilla. A submarine expedition is sent out into the ocean to look for the remaining parts of Mechagodzilla that dropped into the ocean after Godzilla destroyed it in the previous movie. The submarine men end up only finding a tiny piece, and not the whole thing. All of a sudden, an underwater creature attacks the submarine.

Tokyo AttackInterpol received a mayday call and analyzed it at a meeting. Biologist Ichinose is stunned that one of the people on the expedition claims that a dinosaur is attacking the submarine. He also hears the monster's roar in the background of the tape.

Ichinose, along with an Interpol agent named Murakoshi, discover that the dinosaur that attacked the submarine is called "Titanosaurus." Years before, a professor named Dr. Mafune discovered the dinosaur at his former institute, and also claimed that he controlled it. The people there thought he was mad and crazy and kicked him out. Ichinose and Murakoshi travel to Dr. Mafunwe's house. They are greeted at the door by Dr. Mafune's daughter, Katsura. She tells them that Dr. Mafune is dead and she burned his papers after he died. Dr. Mafune, though, is actually still alive. He plans to get revenge on the world with his Titanosaurus.

Huh?The space monkeys (also known as the Simeons) are back! After Godzilla destroyed Mechagodzilla in the previous movie, the Simeons colleced the wreckage and rebuilt him more powerful than before. They find out Mafune's plan to get revenge on the Earth, and decide to add him along with his Titanosaurus to take over the Earth.

Ichinose and Murakoshi decide to take another submarine expedition, this time to find Titanosaurus. Katsura warns him not to go over the phone. One of the Simeons hangs up the phone and tells her who she really is. Many years before, while using the Titanosaurus controller, she was killed by electric shock. The Simeons took her away and revived her by turning her into a cyborg.

Titanosaurs shows up during the underwater expedition to destroy the submarine. It is later injured by supersonic waves and the submarine makes it back safely. Interpol then decides to make a weapon using supersonic waves to destroy Titanosaurs in an emergency. Dr. Mafune is disgusted after Katsura tells him about Titanosaurus's weakness. He orders Titanosaurs to attack the city. Godzilla, in the best entrance ever in the Godzilla series, shows up and fights Titanosaurus. Titanosaurus later retreats. Katsura, now controlled by the Aliens, almost destroys the supersonic wave weapon. The military and Murakoshi shoot her and her body falls into the sea. The Simeons revive her again, this time placing the Mechagodzilla controller inside of her.

Ichinose is captured by the Simeons, and bound. They release Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus to attack (where else?) Tokyo. Godzilla later shows up and fights the two. Interpol fixes the supersonic wave weapon and attacks Titanosaurus with it. Ichinose cuts the rope off using a sharp rock behind him and strangles one of the Simeons. Katsura points a gun at him, but Murakoshi laters shoots her in the arm. Katsura falls out of the aliens' control. The aliens escape but are later destroyed by Godzilla's breath. Godzilla destroys Mechagodzilla, and later kills Titanosaurus, who falls into the ocean. Godzilla lets out one last roar, and walks into the ocean sunset, ending the original Godzilla series.

Wind StruggleThis movie was definately much, much better than Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla only attacked Tokyo for a few seconds. In this one, he attacks Tokyo throughout the movie. Godzilla's opening scene has to be the best one in the Godzilla series. The special effects in this one were very much of an improvement from the other films. Hey, save the best for last you might as well say. Akira Ifukube's musical score is totally awesome. Much, much better than the goofy one in the previous film. But then again, people liked that score a lot so I guess I should shut my big yapper. Anyway, since this Godzilla movie was not really made for children as most of the previous ones were, the storyline is obviously, to adults, much better. Just everything in this movies is much better! If you just want to collect the good Godzilla movies, this is a defanite! If you saw the previous film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, I guarentee you that you'll like this one a lot!

Photos above are from my own video capture.

Goodbye for now Godzilla!

Godzilla Walks into the Sunset in the Last Movie of the Original Series
 Bye Godzilla! Bye Godzilla!