Thursday, November 13, 2014



I just wanted to point out that one of the great virtues of this 2004 Toho film release -- aside from the invincibility of a little-known aquatic reptile called GODZILLA -- is the similar invincibility of a rather large Lobster named Ebirah, who we all remember so fondly from her original screen appearance in Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
Ebirah is the only giant monster in Final Wars who is supposedly defeated by the humans in the scene pictured above -- who blast her apart with the curious exclamation, "Sorry; I'm a vegetarian" -- only to have her go right ahead and SHOW UP AGAIN IN ANOTHER CITY, in a throw-down with Hedorah, another aquatic visitor on land who you'll remember from Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.  Interestingly, NOBODY TREATS THIS SURPRISE REAPPEARANCE AS REMARKABLE IN ANY WAY!

Could it be that between films, it has become COMMON KNOWLEDGE that there are actually hundreds and hundreds of this species lurking beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean???
Who wins the day?  OUR AQUATIC HERO...


...Working partly solo, partly manipulating the crew of the Gotengo,  a flying submarine you'll remember from the deathless Toho classic Atragon:

(Oops, how did Manda sneak into that photo?)\
Anyway, you get the idea.  This story is all about the final ascendancy of the water over the land and its puny inhabitants.  Watch it. 



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10:06 PM  

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