Saturday, August 27, 2011

Godzilla vs Space Godzilla (1994)

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (ゴジラVSスペースゴジラ, Gojira tai SupēsuGojira?) is a 1994 science fiction kaiju film directed by Kensho Yamashita and written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara. It was the twenty-first film released in the Godzilla series and sixth in the Heisei series of films. It is the second film to feature the Moguera and Little Godzilla and also the seventh film to feature Mothra. It is the only film to feature SpaceGodzilla. The film involves an alien clone of Godzilla dubbed SpaceGodzilla arriving to dominate Earth, and Godzilla goes out to defeat him in order to save his son from the space monster. The Japanese Self-Defense Force sends in Moguera, a giant robot, to assist Godzilla in combating the terror from space.
In 1995, a group of soldiers and scientists are setting up at Birth Island to try Project T against Godzilla. The plan is to plant a device on Godzilla which will allow the G-Force to control the mutant dinosaur telepathically, but the project fails. Meanwhile, Mothra sends a Fairy Mothra from space to Earth, and the scout uses a message from the Cosmos to warn the humans of grave danger. A space monster is planning to destroy Godzilla and conquer Earth, and with Mothra gone, the Earth will have to rely on Godzilla to save the planet. At the same time, a space monster indeed appears and attacks a NASA space station. Moguera, created from the remains of Super Mechagodzilla, is sent out to stop the monster but is defeated. The monster lands on Birth Island and fights Godzilla. However, Godzilla is knocked out by the monster's corona beam while protecting LittleGodzilla. LittleGodzilla is captured in a crystalline prison below ground. The monster, for unknown reasoning, retreats, with Godzilla following him, in an attempt to free his imprisoned son. The scientists discover that the space monster is a clone of Godzilla, so they name it SpaceGodzilla.

The Yakuza captures psychic Miki Saegusa and brings her back to their base, in an attempt to use Project T to gain control of Godzilla. However, their plan backfires. A recovery team is successfully dispatched and Miki and the team escape before SpaceGodzilla arrives and destroys the building. SpaceGodzilla lands in Fukuoka and destroys it in a matter of minutes, creating large crystals from the ground and turning the city into its fortress. Moguera arrives to once again fight SpaceGodzilla but is still no match for it. However, Godzilla arrives and fights SpaceGodzilla. It is discovered that SpaceGodzilla is using a large tower in the city as a power source and is absorbing the energy through its shoulder crystals. After taking advantage of this weakness, Godzilla destroys SpaceGodzilla (along with Moguera) by using his spiral ray and frees LittleGodzilla. The G-force now accepts Godzilla as their new protector. Miki, with her telepathic powers, gets the control device off of Godzilla and he turns his head in her direction and roars at her as if thanking her.

108 MIN

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