in about 100 words or less
Japan 88m, Colour
Director: Ishirō Honda; Cast: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yu Fujiki, Emi Itō, Yumi Itō, Yoshifumi Tajima, Kenji Sahara, Jun Tazaki, Haruo Nakajima, Katsumi Tezuka
Godzilla is reawakened and is particularly cranky after an unscrupulous developer disturbs his resting place while making way for a new land development. His tail-first appearance from his underground lair is one of Godzilla’s most interesting and spectacular entrances. Meanwhile, in a somewhat convoluted plot which is slow to develop, a colossal egg washes up on a nearby beach which belongs to Mothra. Things finally get interesting when two tiny women known as the Shobijin are able to convince Mothra to help defeat Godzilla and save the people of Japan. Unlike the original Gojira (1954), this film has no social relevance, and rather is simply a delightful excuse to watch monsters fight (Klaus Ming January 2011).