All Monsters Attack

1969 [JAPANESE]

Action / Adventure / Crime / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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Hideyo Amamoto as Shinpei Inami
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641.03 MB
1280*544
Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
P/S 1 / 1
1.16 GB
1920*816
Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Kristian55 8 / 10

Its great. It really is.

Okay, i understand why a lot of you HATE this movie. Its dumb, its weird, it almost makes fun of Godzilla. But, to be honest, it really works for me. While the kid can be annoying, i cant help but feel sorry for him and what this kid is going through, because, well...I did the same. There is a true tragedy to kids who end up imagining a friend/friends to play with, and it can damage kids if it continues. And i can really feel it wright here. And yes, the stock footage is annoying, but beyond that i have no problems. There is so much heart in this movie, these are some of my favourite characters in a Godzilla movie yet. And while i love the tragedy of it, i also think a lot of the comedy is great. The thieves are hilarious. But i guess where it failed was in the monster department and that WILL damage a Godzilla movie. But if you look at it, not as a monster movie, but as a normal kids movie with Godzilla in it, its actually a masterpiece. Okay, maybe not a masterpiece, but still great.

Reviewed by Kabumpo 10 / 10

a matter of perception

Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru Kaijû Daishingeki should not be seen as SF or a monster film, but a film about a child growing up without enough exposure to his parents. Viewed in this light, it really doesn't matter that the film is filled with stock footage. Kids often imagine themselves in movies essentially as they happened, so the introduction of a new monster is something unusual in that regard.

Child actor Tomonori Yazaki is wonderful as Ichiro (whose name simply means "first male child"), and his parents are simply stuck in their situation. They must work to support Ichiro, but in doing so, they are unable to raise him. Instead, he is cared for by a neighboring toymaker. While this may be seen as any kid's dream, Minami, played by comedian Eisei Amamoto, demonstrates himself a rather inept parent, an old guy who was to eccentric to marry and have children. Whether or not Gojira exists diegetically is open to debate (cf. Gojira tai Hedora for the action figures), although the name is recognizable to the public within the film, is really irrelevant. When this boy fantasizes about having a parent, he fantasizes all wrong, learning lessons appropriate for a monster, but not for a person. Whether the monster itself is naturally exciting (cf. the child in Kingu Kongu tai Gojira) or whether Gojira is a cinematic character really becomes insignificant in the mind of a child anyway. Even if they don't belive something is real, they like to pretend it is, anyway.

When Ishiro Honda cut this film for festival exhibition, he deleted the comic ending which is really inappropriate and suggests that the lessons Ichiro learned from Gojira are okay. This plays against the final scene with the mother, who promises Ichiro she will never work at night again, while her non-verbals convey that she cannot hold to this promise, in effect fulfilling one responsibility mandates coming up short on another of equal importance.

It might perhaps be better if the film were regarded as an experimental drama, one the parents should watch with children and discuss. The intended audience is clearly not young adults looking for action, or worst, campy action.

Reviewed by yrussell 10 / 10

In defence of a sweet film

My boy is currently four years old and we love sitting down and watching this film. He understands the plot perfectly: the bullied boy who misses his parents... the desire to see his friends on Monster Island... and the fighting! This is a movie made for kids and for that purpose, it is a piece of perfection. I was taken aback by all of the negative reviews. It is very far from being the worst Godzilla film. In fact, since I have been watching it with my boy, it is now my favorite. This movie avoids all of the cliches of the usual Godzilla films: there are no scientists, no military (except for a brief scene with jet fighters swooping onto Godzilla), and no endless shots of Tokyo being destroyed. There are just a lot of monsters and a sweet story of a latchkey kid whose parents work too much. Even the bank robber plot is perfectly okay. It gives the escapism onto Monster Island all the more meaningfulness. And the main character, a boy named Ichiro, makes friends with Godzilla's son - and, here, Godzilla is actually a father figure! Just the kind of father figure that is lacking in the boy's life. Sure, Godzilla's son talks in a goofy voice, but what better voice is there to hold the attention of youngsters? Furthermore, Godzilla's son overcomes a bully himself - being a role model for Ichiro. There is a lesson about standing up to bullies in this film. I'm not sure any other Godzilla film does that. Finally, I want to point out that Gabara has got to be the funkiest monster in Godzilla history - with his (her?) orange hair, tortoise-shell chest, green scales, and a roar that sounds like nauseated cat laughter. What's not to love??? Also, some people complained that this movie used recycled clips from earlier movies. My reply is: who cares? My four year old certainly doesn't. This Godzilla film is fun from beginning to end and should never be called the worst.

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