Godzilla takes on Mothra in this classic science fiction thriller directed by Ishiro Honda. This is one of my favorite Godzilla films because it is the first time Mothra battles Godzilla. This is one of the last films where Godzilla is portrayed as an evil creature and I did like the introduction of Mothra to set up a contrast to the persona of Godzilla. Of course, this was back when the Japanese were still hesitant about using nuclear technology so you hear quite a bit of anti-nuclear rhetoric as the film shows the condition of Infant Island in the film. Infant Island where Mothra comes from has been destroyed and its inhabitants driven to a secluded area because of nuclear bomb testing. The main protagonists of the story visits the indigenous people of Infant Island to try to convince the people to defend Japan from another attack by Godzilla. After some deliberation, the natives agree to convince Mothra to help the people of Japan. I remember this movie was pretty cool because you saw Mothra in adult form fight Godzilla and than get finished off by the two baby Mothra larvae. Of course the costume acting was hilarious. Definitely a must see for any Godzilla fan that wants to see a classic battle!
Wriiten by guest writer Naerok