Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Rodan Movie Review
In a small Japanese town, miners begin disappearing and/or turning up dead. It is soon discovered that giant insect creatures are responsible. Some time later in the movie, all of Japan is terrorized by a giant flying monster named Rodan (pronounced Row Don, if you care). Somehow these things are tied together...or maybe not...it really doesn't matter. All that really matters is that Rodan eventually shows up, and chaos ensues. The flying monster wreaks havoc on anything in his path, and not even a brigade of tanks can stop him.
Is there a problem here?
We see Rodan fly with such force that the wind created by his mighty wings destroys everything in his path. Later in the film we discover there is not just one Rodan--there are two, and they are a couple. As is the case with many of the Toho monster movies, what's going on in between the action scenes gets a bit tedious, but between the bug monsters and dual Rodans, there is plenty of monster awesomeness happening here, and Rodan is one of the coolest looking monsters ever created. The ending would have you believe we have seen the last of the flying fiend, but we all know better. I am a big fan of these old Toho films, and Rodan is a blast to watch.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7
Rodan Movie Trailer (This is fantastic)