fredag 8 januari 2010
Aaaaah, there is nothing like a juicy, well made Kaiju when it comes to entertainment. When you have the best team gathered with Ishiro Honda at the helm, Eiji Tsuburaya on the sfx, Nick Adams and Kumi Mizuno in the cast and Akira Ifukube doing the music, you know you are in for a good time.
You see, the heart of the monster of Frankenstein was seized by the germans during the second world war and sent to the japanese when the germans realized they were going to lose the war. A feral kid eats the heart and later starts to grow to kaijusize. In the meantime Barugon awakens from his/hers/its underground lair and, well, what do you think a giant rubbermonster does?! You know it will end up with a huge fight between our two big fellas but then there's that damn octopus.. When I read what I just wrote it kinda blew my mind. There is a reason why I love Giant monster movies and Frankenstein conquers the world is a damn good example of why.
I dont really know what else to say, this is high grade kaiju. To quote myself (and spare myself of coming up with something new to write): "When you have the best team gathered with Ishiro Honda at the helm, Eiji Tsuburaya on the sfx, Nick Adams and Kumi Mizuno in the cast and Akira Ifukube doing the music, you know you are in for a good time." The only thing I could bitch about is that Frankensteins monster, however well played, is a poor substitute for a good rubbermonster, and while we're on the topic of that, Barugon is a pretty crappy one. And what the hell is up with that ending? This will be a spoiler, but what the hell, you arent watching Japanese monster movies for its intricate plots... Frankensteins monster defeats Barugon but all of a sudden a giant octopus pops up and drags the monster into the sea. The End. Wtf? Well, it is still an awesome movie.