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GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA - 3 Slimes
Not Rated
Copyright 1974 Toho Company Ltd.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Godzilla - Defender of Japan, every conquering alien's nightmare.
  • Mechagodzilla - Cybernetic monster being used by the space aliens to destroy Godzilla, thereby removing their main hurdle in conquering Earth.
  • King Seesar - This is the biggest damn Pekinese I have ever seen.
  • Anguirus - Just here to get his butt whipped.
  • Professor Miyajima - Brilliant scientist, for some reason he invented a smoking pipe that creates powerful electrical disturbances when separated into two pieces. Not exactly the sort of thing I'd be sticking in my mouth.
  • Saeko Kaneshiro - She is entrusted with the sacred statue (it can be used to awaken King Seesar) and is learning how tough it is being a female Archeologist.
  • Eiko Miyajima - Professor's daughter who sure does like plaid for some reason.
  • Gosuke - Seems to be a construction manager, but his main trait is "complete wuss."
  • Masahiko - Gosuke's younger brother.
  • Namara - Interpol agent.
  • Azumi Nobility - The ancient tribe's princess is a complete "freak girl" and her grizzly old grandfather little better. Needless to say, maybe they shouldn't have married so many sisters and brothers together in times gone past.
  • Aliens - Highly advanced, except in fashion, plus they turn into monkey's upon death. Somebody apparently smacked their commander across the face with a two by four.

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The Plot: 

One would expect rubber monsters to catch my attention in this film, but what I really noticed was people sweating. In almost every single scene there is a person with obvious perspiration. Ugh. At one point the bad guys try to steam Professor Miyajima and his daughter to death. Just what we needed, more sweating.

Space aliens are trying to use a mechanical Godzilla to conquer our world, at first the monster is covered in artificial flesh which makes it appear to be the real Godzilla. Undoubtedly this has confused someone who, while flipping channels, ran across the King of Monsters apparently fighting himself. Pretty soon all the camouflage is burned off and you can try to figure out how Mechagodzilla's fingers are large missiles, but he looked just like the original. You can also safely wonder why the aliens go through so much trouble to steal the sacred statue of King Seesar, how about just killing the last two Azumi freaks? Ancient prophecies which involve mountains in the sky and the sun rising in the west are pretty useless when their agents are sleeping with the fishes.

Perhaps we shouldn't pick on the Azumi tribe, their guardian monster obviously came from some sort of garage sale. My guardian monster would be covered with spikes, scales, and teeth. Yes teeth, jagged canines sticking out in all sorts of horrific places. It is not going to look like an overgrown yap dog and inspire laughter in my enemies.

I mentioned the aliens trying to steam Miyajima to death earlier, well one of his signature items is a heavy overcoat. He never takes it off, even while in the sauna of death. Pretty obvious why a Mrs. Miyajima is not in evidence now isn't it?

King Seesar is awakened by the God-awful crooning of Princess Azumi, but he is no match for the robotic monster from space. When things become desperate the real Godzilla appears and joins the fray, even overcoming an unexplainable (meaning goofy) forcefield Mechagodzilla creates. Try not to notice that we are given proof Mechagodzilla's head is mounted on a ball joint, since only two minutes later Godzilla destroys the impostor by twisting his head off.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Japanese families keep teapots full of hot water on hand to use against intruders.
  • Godzilla is OPEC's worst nightmare.
  • Huge mechanical monsters come with a bumper to bumper warranty, good for six cities or sixty-thousand miles.
  • Women go spelunking in skirts and go-go boots.
  • Godzilla is the world's largest battery.
  • Getting shot in the face will turn you into a monkey.
  • Alien invasions are handled by the International Police Organization.
  • Being strangled with twine will also turn you into a monkey.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 9 mins - I think the ancient artist might have been sketching his dog.
  • 17 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A LIGHT FIXTURE!
  • 19 mins - It's Godzilla and he has a sore throat!
  • 22 mins - Watch his hands, if the road is that gnarly maybe he should pay more attention to driving.
  • 26 mins - Nooooo... ...that is a brick painted silver. (Hehehehe!)
  • 42 mins - Punch him in the crotch, good sportsmanship hardly applies to fighting space aliens.
  • 44 mins - Gosuke is such a wuss, why doesn't he shoot the bad guy? Now the ape thing is throwing lawn chairs at him. Hey putz, see that thing in your hand? It's called a gun.
  • 45 mins - What is it Jo-Jo? Do you want me to move over here? Do you want a banana?
  • 62 mins - Good thing that whoever refinished the roof did not remove that (useless) little platform.

Quotes: 

  • Professor Miyajima: "I'm sure that Mechagodzilla is being remotely controlled by spacemen."
  • Saeko: "Ahhh look at that! The sun's rising, the sun's rising in the west!"

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note gvsmecha1.wav Azumi Princess: "A monster! A monster will set fire to the city, and trample on the people who try to run away!"
Green Music Note gvsmecha2.wav Professor Miyajima: "I am positive it's the same metal as the piece Masahiko found in Okinawa. This is space titanium."
Green Music Note gvsmecha3.wav Professor Miyajima: "The one that came out of Mt Fuji is a cyborg."
Masahiko: "Cyborg?"
Miyajima: "Hmm, it is made out of the space metal, you could call it a Mechagodzilla."
Green Music Note gvsmecha4.wav Professor Miyajima: "Who are you?"
Alien Commander: "Commander for conquest of Earth from the third planet of the black hole outer space."
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Mechagodzilla has had better days.

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #17. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by TheKat
I have to admit, I love your reviews. This movie is one of my favourite Godzilla flicks, more camp than a row of tents, and still wonderfully corny. The only thing that annoys me is how everyone picks on King Seesar. What westerners don't understand is that KS is based on a Foo Lion - the stone statues that you see guarding Japanese temples. They are seen as divine servants; that is most likely why a Princess was needed to summon one, as the rulers of Japan are said to be divine aspects themselves. History lesson aside, I do think the eyes of KS looked so funny - they reminded me of tail-lights of old American cars, lol. But his roar is one of the best of the Godzilla monsters around. :)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #18. Posted on June 14, 2004, 03:52:39 PM by tyler
I now have all of the old godzilla movies. I now only need the new ones on dvd.Yes.my collection only needs 3 of the brand new flix.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #19. Posted on February 23, 2005, 12:42:00 PM by MrGB
Definitely one of the more entertaining B-movies, especially the final fight when Godzilla holds Mecha-G from behind and Seesar tumbles around trying to headbutt him. Genius!
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #20. Posted on June 24, 2004, 01:59:11 PM by Angel Contreras
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla is a fantastic movie ever. Kids and adults should watch this as a family film. I watched it when I was 4 years old. I stopped watching it when I was almost 5 years old. Monsters are also in this movie. There is Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, King Seesar, and Anguirus. My favoritest one is Godzilla.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #21. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Andy M.
Woo!

I don't know if I'm a fan or critic of Godzilla Versus the Cosmic Monster, but you've really captured the best lines from the film in the .wav files.  I laughed pretty hard, seeing them in print.

Erm?

Oh, the best movie of this genre?  That's easy, class: Gojira 1984.  You can't beat Tetsuya Takeda's breif appearance, as the drunken bum.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #22. Posted on November 12, 2004, 11:20:20 PM by Mark Radburn
I love the Showa Godzilla movies. Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla was the best showa godzilla movie since Godzilla vs. Megalon and King Seesar was very much like a lion but this battle moves are sensational MechaGodzilla is weapons will blow you away. MechaGodzilla looked destructive and Godzilla kicked ass and Seesar was brilliant a must-see movie with good special effects.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #23. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by WitchKing
This is probably the best Godzilla of the 70's ("Godzilla vs. Mothra" being the best of the 60's cycle).  MechaGodzilla is definitely a force to be reckoned with and King Seesar is a nice throwback to some of the original Godzilla monsters who relied on sheer brute force rather than laser beams and high-tech weaponry.  The prophecy angle gives Godzilla a reason for being called to action, unlike some entries where he just kind of shows up on cue.  The scene with the beautiful priestess singing for Seesar to rise is one of the best in the film.  The alien invasion conspiracy (pretty much an obligatory plotline in Big G movies) is better handled than in "Godzilla vs. Gigan".  The ape aliens are fun in a low-rent way-- could they be the inspiration for the flesh-eating lizards of the "V" miniseries from the 80's?  
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Reply #24. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by IT.
One of the best of the Godzilla movies.Why does Godzilla always call Agilas for help all he is good for is getting his butt kicked remember GODZILLA VS GIGAN.King Seesar looks like a hippee version of BARAGON.One scene that was real stupid was when Mechagodzilla was sent to destroy Seesar while he was sleeping.I Don't know why MG didn,t just fly over and blast him.Instead he walks hundreds of miles giving the lady time to awaken him that MG is really stupid.I GIVE THIS MOVIE 5 STARS.
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