Talkback Thread #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

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Re: Talkback Thread #4: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

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DragonZord13 wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:57 pm The military is trying to kill him. Where subduing him would be the better option. Godzilla ia the victim in this movie. I don't think Godzilla wanted to attack the egg to be evil but I see it as him being more curious as to what the hell it is.
He seems to simply look at it, although his way of doing so seems at least a bit less than friendly. It is interesting how Godzilla behaves in this movie, as well as in King Kong vs. Godzilla. At times, he is only an antagonist because the original was, and not because he did anything as vicious as his predecessor.
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I did note how when Godzilla realized he was being pursued by the larva duo he only fired his atomic ray in front of them, like he was trying to scare them off. Thought it was interesting indicator that he didn't initially want to fight them.
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That is why I always felt Godzilla's turn to the good guy role while a little whimsical makes some sense. Yeah he attacked some things like the boat in GttHM but it always felt like Godzilla was attacking out of fear or confusion not malice. Granted a giant such as he can't be free to roam but the military are just out for his blood in MvsG. It's a bit sad.
Heck Godzilla would go on to befriend a species of monster he originally killed! Granted Raids Again says that Anguirus attacked Godzilla from behind in a surprise attack so... Monster defense.
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If you pay attention a lot of the destruction he causes in this film is largely by accident. For example he only tore the castle down because he slipped and fell into it. He tore that electrical tower down because his tail accidentally got caught in it.
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Brings that Ishiro Honda quote to mind.
Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a 7 1/2 foot long, 54 inch wide....Gorilla! Is that what you're telling me?

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Is anyone here bothered by the “save the children” plot point that comes up late in the movie? I think it’s unnecessary given that Godzilla being awake is in itself problematic. Who cares if children are in danger at this particular moment?

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LockBite wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 am Is anyone here bothered by the “save the children” plot point that comes up late in the movie? I think it’s unnecessary given that Godzilla being awake is in itself problematic. Who cares if children are in danger at this particular moment?
It doesn't bother me, necessarily, but I do consider it slightly false drama in order to keep the main characters active after their role in the plot has essentially ended.
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eabaker wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:13 am
LockBite wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 am Is anyone here bothered by the “save the children” plot point that comes up late in the movie? I think it’s unnecessary given that Godzilla being awake is in itself problematic. Who cares if children are in danger at this particular moment?
It doesn't bother me, necessarily, but I do consider it slightly false drama in order to keep the main characters active after their role in the plot has essentially ended.
It’s definitely the weakest aspect of the film. They should’ve just had the main characters following the larvae out of anxiousness that they would get killed. Their guilt over expending Adult Mothra would be a believable driving factor for them to follow the final battle.

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