Godzilla vs. Megalon
Title: Godzilla vs. Megalon
Original title: Gojira tai Megaro
Release year: 1973
Country: Japan
Directors: Jun Fukuda, Yoshimitsu Banno, Ishirô Honda
Stars: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi
Rating: 3/5

An inventor creates a humanoid robot named Jet Jaguar that is seized by the undersea nation of Seatopia. Using Jet Jaguar as a guide, the Seatopians send Megalon as vengeance for the nuclear tests that have devastated their society.

Connections
Godzilla
1954
Godzilla Raids Again
1955
King Kong vs. Godzilla
1962
Mothra vs. Godzilla
1964
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
1964
Invasion of Astro-Monster
1965
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
1966
Son of Godzilla
1967
Destroy All Monsters
1968
All Monsters Attack
1969
Godzilla vs. Hedorah
1971
Godzilla vs. Gigan
1972
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
1974
Terror of Mechagodzilla
1975
The Return of Godzilla
1984
Godzilla vs. Biollante
1989
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
1991
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
1992
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
1993
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
1994
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
1995
Godzilla 2000: Millennium
1999
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
2000
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
2001
Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla
2002
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
2003
Godzilla: Final Wars
2004
Shin Godzilla
2016
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So Bad It's Good: A Look at Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

2024-03-31

Godzilla vs. Megalon, a 1973 Japanese sci-fi action film, is a wild ride through cheesy effects, a nonsensical plot, and surprisingly entertaining monster brawls.

The story follows the invention of Jet Jaguar, a friendly robot, by a hapless scientist. Jet Jaguar is quickly stolen by the undersea civilization of Seatopia, who are none too happy about the surface world’s nuclear testing (understandably). They use the robot to unleash Megalon, a cyborg beetle monster, on the unsuspecting populace. Godzilla, protector of mankind (sort of), teams up with Jet Jaguar to take down the metallic menace.

**Pure Campy Fun**

Godzilla vs. Megalon is not a film to be taken seriously. The acting is wooden, the plot is paper-thin, and the special effects are, well, special. But within this campy mess lies a certain charm. The fights between Godzilla, Megalon, and the returning fan-favorite Gigan are surprisingly well-choreographed and destructive. Jet Jaguar’s goofy design and enthusiastic posing add to the film’s overall silliness.

**A Nostalgic Trip**

For fans of classic Godzilla films, Godzilla vs. Megalon offers a delightful dose of nostalgia. The cheesy dialogue, miniature sets, and rubber monster suits will transport you back to a simpler time in kaiju cinema.

**Not for Everyone**

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