...and overall, I'd have to say I really enjoyed it.
Now, basically, when it comes to Godzilla movies, I tend to be a bit "old school" (same as my tastes in so much other pop culture stuff, like comics and rock and roll). I'm used to Godzilla being the hero, and Ghidorah being the villain, and Mothra being an ally of Godzilla's (along with Rodan, who was absent from this movie).
In this movie, however... the Big G was definitely a villain, and Ghidorah was a good guy! In fact, he (along with Mothra and Baragon - the monster with big floppy ears, making him resemble a cross between a rhinocerous and a pug) are referred to in this movie as "Guardian Monsters"!
The special effects in this movie were outstanding... lots of CGI (although I should mention that I'm able to spot CGI much easier than many people, probably due to my computer graphics background), and very good energy effects, too!
The human characters were also very interesting... Yuri (I think that's her name) is a young woman who works for a low-budget tv studio (best known for producing kids shows) who wants to be taken seriously as a journalist. Her father is a general or commander of the Japanese Defense Forces. Yuri is definitely a step up from the female leads of the Big G movies of the 60s and 70s! She is very motivated, and doesn't let anything get in her way!
Next up in my Toho viewing is "Rebirth of Mothra III" -- now, I used to have part 1 on video, and I only watched it once before selling that copy... never saw part 2, so I expect that I'll be pretty much lost... but I can always enjoy a Toho monster flick just the same!
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