Godzilla vs. Hedorah

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"The Smog Monster Hedorah arrives in a shooting star!"
  • PG
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.1  (6,426)

Godzilla vs. Hedorah, also known as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, is a 1971 Japanese kaiju film directed by Yoshimitsu Banno. The movie features the iconic monster Godzilla facing off against a new foe, a pollution monster named Hedorah. The movie opens with a scene of a young boy named Ken Yano (Hiroyuki Kawase) and his family spending time at a polluted beach in Japan. Ken discovers a small tadpole-like creature that he takes home, but quickly realizes that it is polluting his fish tank. As it grows, it transforms into Hedorah, a much larger and more dangerous creature that is causing environmental disasters all over Japan.

Meanwhile, Godzilla is awakened from his slumber in the ocean by Hedorah's pollution, and he sets out to stop the smog monster from destroying the planet. However, Hedorah is no ordinary monster - it can fly, change shape, and emit acidic pollution that can burn through almost anything.

As the film progresses, Godzilla and Hedorah engage in a series of battles, each more spectacular than the last. In one memorable sequence, Godzilla uses his atomic breath to dry out Hedorah's sludge form, causing it to retreat and regenerate into a flying saucer-like creature. In another scene, the two monsters fight in the middle of a city, destroying buildings and wreaking havoc.

Throughout the movie, there are also numerous scenes that highlight the effects of pollution on the environment and human health. Characters discuss the dangers of acid rain, polluted water, and toxic air, and there are several shots of polluted rivers and skies. The film's message is clear: pollution is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Despite its serious environmental message, Godzilla vs. Hedorah is also a fun and entertaining movie. The special effects are top-notch for the time, and the fight sequences between Godzilla and Hedorah are some of the most memorable in the entire Godzilla franchise. The film also features an awesome soundtrack, including the catchy song "Save the Earth".

Overall, Godzilla vs. Hedorah is a must-see for fans of kaiju movies and those interested in environmental issues. While the film is over 50 years old, its message about the dangers of pollution is still relevant today. The movie's unique villain, Hedorah, is a reminder that even fictional monsters can teach us something about the world we live in.

Godzilla vs. Hedorah is a 1971 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (6,426)