“Godzilla 2” just keeps getting better and better. With director Gareth Edwards promising vintage Toho monsters in the sequel, we take a look at the first time Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah met. And boy, was it insane. Read on to find out more.
As Movie News Guide reported recently, Legendary has confirmed classic Toho studios monsters for the sequel. Joining the King of Monsters this time are:
King Ghidorah: A three headed lightning breathing dragon from outer space.
Mothra: An enormous moth strong enough to trap even Godzilla with her silk.
Rodan: A giant pterodactyl, wrecker of havoc, and Godzilla’s main ‘wing-man.’
The four united for the first time in 1956 in Japan in “San Daikaijū: Chikyū Saidai no Kessen” or “Ghidorah, the three headed monster.” You’d assume that this movie is legendary, but the level of insanity in it is unprecedented. Here are some of the high points:
There is a Japanese Princess, Selina Salno who is possessed by a ghost from Venus for no apparent reason, and who becomes a prophet for Ghidorah. At the end of the film she is restored to humanity, again for no apparent reason.
There are mysterious twins called The Shobijin, who are employed by the Japanese government to call a Giant Moth into the fray, when the other three monsters are already razing the country. Talk about adding fuel to fire.
There is a fight between Godzilla and Rodan, which is interrupted by Mothra asking for a combined front against the alien threat. To which they politely refuse and just continue fighting.
And of course, there is a titanic battle between all four, which destroys most of Tokyo, and is perhaps the most awesome sequence ever to be filmed.
We really hope Gareth Edwards goes back to the source material for his plot for “Godzilla 2.” All he needs to do is to up the CGI on the old Toho film, and it is sure to be a blockbuster.
“Godzilla 2” is slated for release on July 22, 2018, and in the meantime, you can still enjoy the 1956 movie, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.”
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