Son of Godzilla

Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s Son

Godzilla’s son Minilla gets a moment in the family spotlight. So where’s Momzilla? Probably shopping or watching Oprahzilla with her girlfriends.

Son of Godzilla was released in 1967 in Japan as Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s Son. Geez, that’s wordy. That overly stated, the environmental scientists stationed on Sogell Island (aka, Monster Island or Screaming Death Atoll) in the middle of the Pacific to conduct weather experiments probably didn’t know the place is home to Godzilla and his little turd-shaped son, Minilla.

Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s SonAnd they probably didn’t notice the giant praying Mantis dudes (Kamacuras) hanging out, waiting to crack open Godzilla’s egg to eat Minilla. And they must’ve been so wrapped up in their assignment they didn’t see the giant spider (Kumonga) taking scenic walks around their campsite. (The mantises are referred to as Gimantis in this made-for-the-kiddies movie, and Kumonga is referred to as “Spiga.” I know this is confusing, but I’m seriously not to blame here.)

Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s SonNope, these scientists, launching radioactive pellets and colored smoke into the air, are trying to make snow. This will allow them to utilize areas like the Sahara Desert for growing food, thereby making delicious sno-cones for all the starving kids in the world.

A supermodel is discovered living on the island, the daughter of a scientist who was left there after WWII. When he and the mom croaked, the tropical hottie had every opportunity to prance around the people-uninhabited island completely naked, but chose to wear clothes. This is unfortunate as the movie’s monster action is dull and repetitive. And Minilla is so annoying as to invite death from above.

Monster Island’s Decisive Battle: Godzilla’s SonI found the weather experiment to be far more interest-worthy. That, and the supermodel. The giant spider is somewhat cool and gives Godzilla a homestyle web-whipping. In the end, though the Gimantis bugs pretty much get dry-roasted by Godzilla. But ironically it’s G’s brat who saves the day. Guess the little sh*t earned his keep. For now.

One Response to “Son of Godzilla”

  1. Got to luv 1960s Japanese movies its like watching morph on acid cool but strange

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