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The Barren Years,
This review is from: Godzilla Vs Gigan [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I'm a massive Godzilla fan; (for some reason I feel the need to justify to you, the reader, what I'm about to say...) but this film is truly one of the low points in the Godzilla series. The DVD cover gives the promise of a film that's never delivered. It's quite clear when you watch it that the money just wasn't there - the suits look tired, the city models look very wobbly, and the civilians and soldiers are quite obviously dolls being put to death under a blow torch!
Things must have been looking very worrying for any future Godzilla films around that time. However Toho miraculously managed to get their act together for Godzilla v Mechagodzilla, and then trumped it magnificantly with Terror of Mechagodzilla.
If you're new to Godzilla films, please promise me you won't start with this one, as you'll never watch another again!