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A Very Cheap, Boring, and Predictable Movie
This movie is incredibly boring and predictable to watch, it reuses the same villains, aliens, or whatever being from another planet wanting to take over the earth, but not in a unique and interesting way as shown on Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) or beforehand, it's basically just random giant cockroaches taking over the bodies of dead humans, kinda feeling like it's taking elements from Invasion of The Body Snatchers, and trying to make Earth as their planet because their own planet was destroyed by an overuse of pollution and garbage which is weird since cockroaches usually like to be around garbage and such like that, at least from what I know.
Most of the movie is entirely boring as well with the characters acting pretty stupid at times and actually being tricked by the giant cockroaches, even though looking at the base and other stuff, it's pretty obvious they are actually aliens (cockroaches) trying to take over the Earth.
Also, it's takes a LONG TIME for the monster action to even begin (with the exception of a pointless scene of Anguirus going out to see and getting attacked by the Military) as it doesn't really start happening til about 45 minutes into the movie which the movie in total is about 89 minutes, basically only having about 44 minutes of the monsters doing something. Even then, half of it is just the humans doing their plans to stop the cockroaches and their plans to take over the Earth and half of the time goes very slowly.
This also doesn't help the fact half of the footage used in this movie is nothing but stock footage (keep in mind most, if not all of the stock footage with a lot of the monster action is all from previous films that set around day time while the new footage takes place during the NIGHT, and they did an extremely poor job even trying to make it seem it's actually taking place in the night), in fact, in one of the stock footage that was used in the film, you can briefly see Mothra (in her Larva form) that's from Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster (1964), and they didn't even bother removing her, like they didn't preview the damn movie before releasing as Mothra isn't suppose to be in the movie, plus a lot of the new monster action in the film, mainly the scenes were they're around the Godzilla tower has them mostly just standing around doing absolutely nothing.
There's also really weird scenes of Godzilla and Anguirus talking, with the Japanese version containing speech bubbles, while the English version has the monsters speaking in this low pitched weird ass sounding voice that sounds like a dying cow choking on the necks of Scar and Bowser that barely have any purpose and could just be done with body language and whatever, at least with All Monsters Attack (1969), Minilla talking was all taking place in a dream, as well as with Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster (1964), the twin Shobijins were translating it all with the monsters talking in their usual roars, and even then there's a scene of Godzilla talking to Anguirus during their fight with Ghidorah and Gigan at the near end with no speech bubbles (I assume), and no random weird sounding voices whatsoever, making this entirely pointless.
Also, it's clearly shown that the movie is rushed, even without the damn stock footage, like Ghidorah flies like a plastic model and for some reason his eyes are red for whatever reason when he's standing on foot most of the time, his eyes are completely normal so IDK what was going on, plus around the ending, you can notice the Godzilla suit constantly falling apart, primarily the back side and the arms of the suit, mainly because it was used in so many movies, plus while looking at the production, you can see several children that are most likely going on a school bus trip and the backgrounds and minatures and shown to be at the near end so I can assume they did a lot of the entire scenes by one or maybe a few takes and trying their best to impress the children or something, I have no idea exactly, either way, it's still pretty bad.
Literally all of the music that's done by Akira Ifukube is all taken from other Toho films, as well as a few soundtracks from some places such as Expo '70 with only about 3 music tracks that were actually entirely new with a different composer (aka the same guy that composed All Monsters Attack), with only ONE of them being used at the end of the film, which goes to show how lazy they were with trying to make a good soundtrack with this film.
While there are a few good things about this film such as some of the miniatures are quite decent such as the inside parts of the Godzilla Tower, as well as the cockroach designs (primarily their shadows), but most of the film is just mostly nothing other than plain garbage. I know this was during a time that TOHO was in financial troubles and such, but that's no excuse for how lazily the film was finished as and such. At least with Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), the following Godzilla film, it was fast paced, and a lot of the scenes of film easily made it come off so bad it's good and you can easily get a laugh with the film, but this one is just slow paste and boring as hell.
The only way I can recommend you guys to watch it is if you really want to watch all of the Godzilla films either from the first to the latest film, from best to worst, or from worst to best, aside from those, I highly recommend you just skip this one, it's not really that good unfortunately.
This movie is a really horrible remake.
This movie is just bad, I just don't know how the CGI is THIS BAD!!!!! It looks like it was done by the same people who made the CGI of Spawn from 1997.
This has gotta be one of the worst remakes I have ever seen in my entire life, and it's even worse than it's original 1967 counterpart.
Yongary (or Yonggary or Reptilian) looks nothing like his original counterpart and looks like if Zilla (the 98 Godzilla) fell in love with a lizard and a triceratops at the same time.
The people acting in this film is downright awful (except for Harrison Young imo), which they all act like they just want to not be in this film.
Also, apparently this was claimed to be the most expensive film of South Korea at that time but it looks cheap as heck.
I heard there were two versions, one in 1999 and the other being in 2001 (which is what most people have seen), but I think the 1999 is as bad as it's 2001 version because I've seen clips and commercials for the 1999 version and the CGI was still awful.
Finally, I just want to say, this is awful and don't watch it at all, if you want to see a film about Yongary that's better than this, then watch the original 1967 version, though that film is not really good either but it's A LOT better than this abomination.