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Along with Beth, I highly recommend "Mothra." Unlike Toho's other monster movies, "Mothra" is more of a fantasy film, with the presence of the fairy guardians juxtaposed with the real world. As Beth mentioned, there are other interesting cultural dimensions to these films, and here, there's some slight political commentary (look at which business signs in "New Kirk City" get blown away by Mothra's downdraft toward the end) which gets developed more overtly in the next two Mothra movies, which are both from 1964 -- the year that China successfully set off its first atomic bomb. Unlike the dark, somber 1954 "Godzilla," but not juvenile and silly like the 1970s Godzilla films, "Mothra" is a fun one that all ages can enjoy equally.
August 6, 2009 at 5:02 p.m.
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