I watched Godzilla Final Wars the other night with my son. He thinks Godzilla is cool! Hopefully I’m not raising him to be too much of a nerd :-)
I grew up watching Godzilla movies in the theatre during 70’s and have been hooked ever since. I was a huge Godzilla fan as a kid. If only we had a VCR back then so I could have taped the creature features.
Godzilla is definitely a love hate thing. Either you see a guy in a suite or you see a giant monster trashing everything in sight. I’m still a kid at heart, so I still see a giant monster. It is not as magical as it was back in the day, but I still love it.
What I really enjoyed about Final Wars is that it pulls out all the stops and throws in every campy idea including aliens, bad acting, tons of monsters, and a ridiculous story line which make for a good Godzilla flick :-D
Check out the Godzilla Fan Letters from 1977
I gave Godzilla Final Wars 7/10 on IMDb.
Here are some highlights of the film:
You have to love how Godzilla gets hit with a blast like the following:
Then he is standing there in an enormous crater :-D He’s one tough customer!
I love how the Hollywood Godzilla makes an appearance in the film only to end up at the end of a bit of atomic fire :-)
I like to call the Hollywood Godzilla Giguana. It certainly looks more like a giant iguana than Godzilla.
I thought the latest kaiju, Monster X, was cool.
You have to love the alien’s shades.
I love the M. Bison look!
Godzilla taught his son well.
My son and I watched Astro Boy this evening and we both really enjoyed it. As of writing this blog entry Astro Boy has a rating of 6.4/10 on IMDb. It seems like many people really dislike the film. Personally I found the story engaging and a bit sad in many ways. A father creating a robot to replace his dead son is a bit heart wrenching.
The plot line involving the villain probably could have been better, but I think the rest of the story was engaging for adults and kids.
After watching Astro Boy my son excitedly stated we should buy it :-) After all, guns popping out of Astro Boy’s butt was a highlight not to soon be forgotten and I”m sure will often be recounted in the days to come :-D
I give the movie 8/10.
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