|Godzilla vs the Sea Monster|
POSTED BY JASON FETTERS, February 27, 2012 Share
The Far Out Sixties were known for Woodstock, hippies, free love, and even Godzilla. Everyone’s favorite green celebrity is back. Godzilla vs the Sea Monster begins with the weird Ryota who escapes a police station, seconds before being questioned. He winds up at a dance contest where the first prize is a boat. He meets two friends who think he is strange but allow Ryota to tag along just for fun. The three climb aboard a yacht and meet a bank robber who lies and says he is the owner. Crazy Ryota is on a mission to rescue his brother, Yata.
The next morning as everyone is just waking up inside the cabin, Ryota is sailing away. The fearless crew barely escapes becoming appetizers for Ebriah, an angry giant lobster that attacks all water vessels that are not spraying yellow liquid. Once on the island, the four spy on group of terrorists who have kidnapped the natives of Infant Island, home of the mighty Mothra. One of the native people escapes and stumbles on the four guys. The adorably cute, Dayo, who runs around in a sexy bikini with a great tan, quickly befriends the boys. Together, they team up to help Dayo save her people, who have been enslaved and forced to make a fruit based yellow liquid that is used to spray in the water so Ebriah won’t attack.
As the gang is running from terrorists on a small island, they hide into a cave and find Godzilla sleeping inside. To help fight against the terrorists, the gang tie wire to Godzilla and attached the other end to a sword outside. In true Frankenstein fashion, a storm suddenly starts up and lightening hits the sword and the electric jolt stirs Godzilla awake. He quickly breaks through the cave walls and sets out to destroy the terrorist camp. It is the typical destruction that goes along with Godzilla and power plants scenes and is perhaps the most exciting point in the entire movie.
Godzilla sees Ebriah and throws a rock at him. Ebirah using a giant claw knocks it back. The great monsters play a dorky game of volleyball, until Godzilla jumps in the sea to battle it out. In a cheesy move, Ebriah grabs Godzilla by the tail and pulls him under. The underwater fight sequence is truly something for bad movie fans to enjoy. Finally Godzilla does whant everyone has been waiting for, he rips off one of Ebriah’s claws and beats him with it.
Sadly I won’t reveal the ending because someone out there has probably never seen it, even though it was released in 1966. For Godzilla movies, the monster fighting is really a letdown. The only reason to see it is for Dayo in a bikini looking cute in every shoot and very bad campy humor. It does have some funny moments and Godzilla vs the Sea Monster is not a total disappointment. Good clean fun for Friday or Saturday night family entertainment. By far not my favorite Godzilla movie, not even Godzuki can save it. However, if you have a special place in your heart for bad movies, this should work nicely.
2.5 out of 5 stars
"The Asian Aperture" is ©2012 by Jason Fetters. All contents of Crazed Fanboy are ©2012 by Nolan B. Canova and Terence Nuzum.
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