Q:Top five Kaiju movies? Favorite monster besides Godzilla?
There are still a lot that I need to see, but as it stands, this would be my top five:
- Godzilla (This is such a classic that looms over everything else that it almost goes without saying)
- Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
- Mothra vs. Godzilla
- The X From Outer Space (Space chicken! I like this one as much for the groovy atmosphere as for the monster.)
- The War of the Gargantuas
I also like Gamera vs. Guiron a lot, although that might be more to do with MST3K as it does the actual film itself. CORNJOB!
As to my favorite non-Godzilla monster? Mothra. I know it makes no sense, but I love Mothra, the fact that Mothra isn’t even one monster, but a monster and her children caterpillars. Mothra’s more of a family name, and usually Mothra isn’t even a moth. I like that Mothra comes as a package deal with the singing twins. I like that Mothra is female, and is not reptilian. I like how unique she is, how goofy she should be, but can still be a monster with all those other intimidating monsters. I mean, her big destructive power is flapping her wings. That’s same chaos theory shit right there!