Godzilla KOTM the first and still the best after all these years.
The plot of the American version is similar to the Japanese, but with one major difference, Steve Martin. Mr Burr did a great job. His scenes were added when it was brought to the US, so that American viewers could identify with the movie better. The addition of Martin proved to be a good one, Martin adds to the dark scene of foreboding that is so prevalent through out the movie. The climax of the film which features a bunch of Japanese women singing, as the scenes of destruction, death, and ruin pan across the screen, is one of the most poignant moments in a Godzilla film ever.
Godzilla's death scene in this movie is also moving, not because Godzilla "dies", but because of the selfless sacrifice of Dr. Sezisowa who dies to take the secret of the Oxygen Destroyer to the grave with him. The suit used to portray Godzilla in this movie was one of the few down sides of this film. The suit was too bulky and made Godzilla look like he had eaten a few too many oil tankers. But beside that the special effects were great considering when this was made. If you can get your hands on an original copy of the film with out Martin you're still in for a good watch, though it might seem like It's missing something. In all this movie laid down the basic principles that would appear in most other Godzilla films.
My Rating: 5 of 5