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Tuesday, March 18, 2014



The next movie from our big list of films to watch (HERE) before the new Godzilla movie opens is All Monsters Attack (aka Godzilla's Revenge; 1969).

I'll go first.  I guess:
We have here a film in which Godzilla does not actually appear.  Instead, we're treated to the imagination of a bullied boy and the vast majority of Godzilla we get is actually recycled footage. 
Like Gamera vs. Viras before it, they use clips of fights from earlier films (primarily Son of Godzilla and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster) to beef up the action.  Because of that Ebirah, Kumonga, Kamacuras, that big condor and Minya all show up.   
There are some new scenes with Big G and Minya, plus a new monster, thankfully, never seen again.  Gabara is a personification of the lead kid's bully, complete with bad skin and goofy laugh. 
Look.  I'm not the audience for this film.  I get that.  But I've seen plenty of films aimed at kids that entertained me, too.  This isn't one of them. 
All Monsters Attack ... no point in discussing the subplot with the thieves.  0.5 out of five atomic breath blasts.
Now here's my son, James.  He's ten, and therefore part of the target demo:
well this one is stupid!! there's a new monster, Gabara with his laugh and electricity attack
It's almost a copy of Gamera V.S. Viras, Stupid flashbacks and goofy kid-stuff!  There's a kid who imagines Minya as his friend, while bullies and robbers try to mess with him. The worst part is he gets away from the stupid thevies!  And Minya talks!!! It's the dumbest thing ever. 
So, rating wise, i'll say 1.006 out of five Atomic Breaths of Awesomeness!!
Here's the trailer:

Here's the goofy theme song:

Up next, Latitude Zero.

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