Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Posted by Jon Stone
Often cited as one of the best Godzilla films, Destroy All Monsters combines the unintentionally hilarious antics of a yellow-suited gang of astronauts with occasional clips of Toho monsters trashing familiar landmarks. It's barmy premise involves all the monsters of earth being rounded up to live on an island, their being brainwashed to attack mankind and then banding together again to dogpile King Ghidorah in the finale. As absolute nonsense goes, it works surprisingly well; the major disappointment is the small parts afforded to most of the rubber-suited rum'ns, with most only granted brief cameos and some not even namechecked.