Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
as Gengo Kotaka
as Tomoko Tomoe
as Machiko Shima
as Shosaku Takasugi
as King Ghidrah
as Takashi Shima
Critic Reviews for Godzilla vs. Gigan
Although Godzilla doesn't really cut it in the special effects department, he does have a certain lumbering charm. So does the script.
Among the most efficient and exciting of the series since the 1954 original.
The overall tone of Godzilla vs. Gigan skews a little more childish than usual. It has the same sugar-buzz 9-year-old-boy energy that makes the series so appealing, but it seems a little less focused.
This one takes awhile to get going, but as payoff you get Godzilla and Anguiras fighting new enemy Gigan and Ghidorah on one of the series' most unique battlefields: a Godzilla-themed amusement park.
For a film that's awfully busy and awfully manic, it turns out to be quite a dreadful slog.
Audience Reviews for Godzilla vs. Gigan
I love the design of Gigan. He is a great monster and an awesome villain. But every scene witha human being will make you cringe.
Godzilla and a giant alien chicken. Great stuff. It's back to the very basic for Godzilla after many were disappointed by the previous effort (I loved it). It kind of throws away everything Godzilla started as. Now we have a fairly kid friendly film, in which aliens design an amusement park in the hopes of controlling some of the monsters from monster island. A manga artist uncovers this bizarre plot and soon the aliens release their own monster, Gigan. Fun fights and frolics abound, even if these movies are getting rather crowded.
Again the lacking entries continue with Godzilla vs. Gigan, this is a cheaply made movie that has everything wrong going for it. The film is a poorly constructed affair and it really is clear that the filmmakers are not even trying to make something fun for viewers. In terms of delivering the fights, they are lackluster and quite boring. By this point, the films were simply recycling old ideas and not even trying to create something truly entertaining for viewers to enjoy. IU really hated the film, and aside from the first few films in the series, the entries by this point in the series, was simply not worth your time and was too silly, ridiculous to actually enjoy. I know the films were silly in the past, but they had at least good storylines and good monsters for Godzilla to fight. Acting wise, the film suffers and with a lacking plot, it ends up failing. The director clearly didn't care for the series, and it shows. This is a mess that just doesn't do other films in the series justice. I really didn't enjoy the film and this is a painful one to watch. If you're looking for something fun, and entertaining, this isn't the Godzilla film to watch. The film lacks in everything that has made the previous outings fun, memorable and mindless entertainment. Don't expect anything original with this one, or avoid it altogether, you'll be glad you did. The series at this point was simply stuck in a rut, and didn't have anything worthwhile left to tell on-screen.
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