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Subj: Godzilla Vs. Biollante
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:24:32 am EDT (Viewed 132 times)

Godzilla Vs. Biollante is the first sequel to The Return Of Godzilla(1984). Filmed in 1989, it features the first new monster in the Godzilla series since 1974's Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla and also introduces psychic Miki Saegusa, who appears in the remaining movies of the Heisei series(1984-1995). In the U.S., the movie was released direct-to-video in late 1992.

The plot of the movie centers around Godzilla cells which were recovered after Godzilla's attack on Tokyo in the previous movie. Military agents working for a U.S. genetic engineering company and a mercenary working for fictional Middle East country Saradia engage in covert ops trying to obtain the cells. There are several plans for these cells, but a scientist combines them with those of a rose which contains the spirit of his deceased daughter and it grows into the giant flower monster Biollante.
Godzilla is freed from Mt. Mihara, the volcano in which he was imprisoned at the end of The Return Of Godzilla, as an act of blackmail by the U.S. agents, demanding the Godzilla cells.
This leads to battle between Godzilla and the giant flower while the humans work on an an anti-nuclear bacteria which is injected into Godzilla. Godzilla defeats Biollante, releasing the girl's spirit, and retreats to the sea, suffering from the effects of the bacteria.

As hokey as the plot sounds, I liked this movie. The 80's-and-on movies, not having the nostalgia factor of the earlier ones, tend to get treated with a more critical eye from me, but are still enjoyable.
One would think a giant rose would make a terrible monster, but Biollante, towering over Godzilla, is effectively creepy in both its incarnations, although not really much of a challange. The concept of genetic engineering with Godzilla cells resulting in new monsters makes sense and psychic Miki is able to give us insight into the monsters while allowing them to remain monsters, unlike the "monster talking" of Godzilla Vs. Gigan. It's odd to see a movie in which the Americans are the villains.

Overall, this was a good entry in the series with pretty good special effects and a mean looking Godzilla.
Godzilla's emergence from the volcano, surrounded by fire and explosions, made a nice intoduction to the King Of The Monsters in this movies.
His first battle with the Super-X II and Biollante were very well done.
Miki's first psychic connection with Godzilla is pretty tense, the monster towering over the tiny human yet meeting her eye-to-eye until she collapses from the effort.
Godzilla's battles in modern Tokyo are, once again, a treat. Great miniaturized destruction!

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