Tag Archives: Kaiju
Godzilla Team Review
I know there are plenty of you guys out there that absolutely loathe reboots. Especially for films that have already received a reboot once before. I, on the other hand, welcome them and for the most part, keep an open mind about them until I’ve actually seen the finished product. Some turn out awful, some are just okay, and some are outstanding. Gareth Edwards’ foray into the most famous kaiju’s territory has proven to be a breath of fresh air [...]
Godzilla: Final Wars Review
Director Ryûhei Kitamura’s Godzilla: Final Wars is more of that giant green baddy stomping around and smashing everything in sight. Familiar monsters return, as well as a new troublemaker, Monster X.
This film has one thing random that stuck out for me… UFC veteran Don Frye as Douglas Gordon! That might not be as exciting to you as it was to me, but I got a good giggle out of it. It’s probably of no surprise to you, if you [...]
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Review
While I’m not overly fond of the kaiju films, every once in a while I can catch one that doesn’t leave me groaning at the fact that I’m watching a guy in a suit pretend to be a giant monster. I have never really been a big Godzilla fan and I couldn’t even really say that I disliked them because I NEVER gave them a chance. I suppose I’m stubborn because it has taken nearly 30 years for me to [...]
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Review
The last Godzilla film I watched and reviewed for you guys was the 1972 entry, Godzilla on Monster Island. Boy, what a difference 23 years makes! Still keeping intact everything that was great about the 70’s monster films, Takao Okawara’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah brings a whole new level of terror to the Toho universe.
A nuclear reaction in Japan’s waters has caused a new and improved, radioactive Godzilla to emerge. As much of a catastrophe as this is, Godzilla [...]
Gamera: The Giant Monster Review
While the Toho company was already on their sixth movie in the Godzilla franchise by 1965, the Daiei Motion Picture Company decided it was their time to get into the giant monster game, as well. Noriaki Yuasa’s Gamera was the first of what would become another iconic Japanese monster franchise in the years to follow.
During the Cold War, an unknown country’s aircraft is shot down by American pilots, after refusing to identify themselves. Due to the explosion caused by [...]
Godzilla on Monster Island! Review
As the years passed by and more Godzilla sequels were released, the Toho Company and the filmmakers involved in the franchise had to do everything they could to up the ante every time a new entry was created. With space invaders, a higher monster count, and better special effects, Jun Fukuda’s Godzilla on Monster Island! was the most ambitious and creative film in the series to date.
Two men who call themselves the chairmen of a non-profit organization in charge [...]
Since lately Frank has been on a kaiju kick in anticipation of the upcoming Godzilla movie, I figured I’d review one of my all time favorites, too — Matt Reeves’ 2008 film, Cloverfield. While it’s not exactly a kaiju film, it is an impressive monster movie that successfully blends in the found footage genre.
I’m well aware that this movie has a ton of people who don’t like it and I accept that, but hey, it can’t hurt to [...]
Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster Review
Next up on my list of Godzilla (and other kaiju) movie re-discovery is Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster. Yoshimitsu Banno’s 1971 take on the giant monster is a little darker tale than the last film I watched in the famous film franchise, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, making it a little more enjoyable for the every day horror and sci-fi fan.
A local shrimp fisherman discovers a unique type of tadpole and delivers it to Dr. Toru Yano [...]