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« on: August 12, 2014, 09:47:08 PM »

It seems like out of the 60s Godzilla movies with King Ghidorah the big bad guy there is a rift in which of these two is better, I think more side with Three Headed Monster.

I've re-watched both recently and I got to side with Monster Zero to be honest. Even as a little kid Three Headed Monster always seemed pretty dry and could never quite hold my attention despite it have Godzilla and Rodan fighting and of course the finale at the end. Not saying it's bad but it feels really burnt out in a way, Toho put out three monster/sci-fi movies that year. One was Mothra vs. Godzilla which is one of the greatest of the Godzilla movies. Something about the look of Ghidrah is just dry and Godzilla vs. Rodan just seems wasted since it felt more like slapstick first and giant monster fight second. Which is a shame since this would have been like Iron Man fighting Thor in The Avengers. But don't get me wrong Ghidorah himself is great along with all the destruction he causes and I liked Mothra basically being the one to sucker punch Ghidrah with simple spinning silk.

As a kid I liked Monster Zero more and as an adult I appreciate it just looks better and felt more polished. Shame they dropped Mothra, could have even grown to an adult Mothra and we'd have had a rematch. I admit, downside: Ghidorah starts becoming a lackey to whatever alien race is attacking. Kind of a problem with Ghidorah, spectacle on screen but not much meat, even for a giant monster. I'd like another Godzilla movie where he's more of a space abomination of destruction. Any Monster Zero also had a nice star crossed galaxy love, I like Nick Adams in these old Toho and the goofiness that apparently only one guy can make the certain pitch that can defeat the people of X. Also Ghidorah just looks better than ever here and actually gets attacked by artillery.

I know I should like Three Headed more just for having one more monster but darn it that dry factor got to me even as a kid.

But I am also of the camp that thinks best King Ghidorah is Grand King Ghidorah from Rebirth of Mothra three.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 08:37:08 AM »

Ya know...Ghidorah always seemed hard to buy into. I always think of the three headed knight from M Python and the H. Grail. Even before that movie was made I thought 'No wonder his beams keep missing. Some other head is thinking 'lets shoot that!-"No lets shoot that!"...idiot.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 01:41:17 PM »

I must disagree, I'm a big classic Ghidorah Fan,  the 21st century take on it is less enamoring.  I love Ghiodorah as the bad guy, and the sounds were just cool...
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 07:56:08 AM »

Ghidrah is the man (er-monster)!
He's got 3 dam heads! 3-count em-3!!!
As humans we have 2-and one of them is useless in battle!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 06:25:49 PM »

I like both  Thumbup

The best Ghidorah film though is probably the 90s version Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991).

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 07:38:20 PM »

I'll go with Monster Zero  Not only did it have a better story, but it introduced the Xillians- probably the most recognizable humanoid alien race from the Toho movies.

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