History Film / Mothra

5th May '17 12:17:22 PM Ghidra15
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* {{Expy}}: Infant Island is the closest Toho ever got to their own [[Film/KingKong Skull Island]]. The story itself is closer to ''Film/KingKong1933'' than any other Toho Kaiju film -- including, interestingly, ''Film/KingKongvsGodzilla''.

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* {{Expy}}: Infant Island is the closest Toho ever got to their own [[Film/KingKong Skull Island]]. The story itself is closer to ''Film/KingKong1933'' than any other Toho Kaiju film -- including, interestingly, ''Film/KingKongvsGodzilla''.''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''.
5th May '17 12:16:42 PM Ghidra15
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* {{Expy}}: Infant Island is the closest Toho ever got to their own [[Film/KingKong Skull Island]]. The story itself is closer to ''Film/KingKong1933'' than any other Toho Kaiju film -- including, interestingly, ''Film/KingKongvsGodzilla''.
30th Mar '17 9:21:57 AM Joe32
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* EarlyInstallmentWierdness: Mothra sinks an ocean liner maned Orion Maru, despite it only being in the way.

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* EarlyInstallmentWierdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Mothra sinks an ocean liner maned Orion Maru, despite it only being in the way.
30th Mar '17 9:20:34 AM Joe32
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* BigApplesauce: New Kirk City's an obvious stand-in for it.

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* BigApplesauce: New Kirk City's an obvious stand-in for it. In the original serial novel, Mothra did head over to the U.S.



* EarlyInstallmentWierdness: Mothra sinks an ocean liner maned Orion Maru, despite it only being in the way.



* LighterAndSofter: This is perhaps Ishiro Honda's first kaiju film that isn't dark by any means. However the villagers being gunned down, not so much. Hoewever, it does end in a lighter note.

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* LighterAndSofter: This is perhaps Ishiro Honda's first kaiju film that isn't dark by any means. However the villagers being gunned down, not so much. Hoewever, However, it does end in a lighter note.
28th Oct '16 9:11:37 AM GunarmDyne
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself.'' Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself.'' himself'' and even tells them, "Now you know why they call me 'Bulldog!'" Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.
19th Aug '16 1:25:11 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself'' Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself'' himself.'' Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.
21st Jun '16 12:15:26 PM akih08
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* BerserkButton: As mentioned below, Mothra is usually very peaceful. But, [[BewareTheNiceOnes she won't hesitate to unleash her full wrath]] upon ''anyone'' who dares to harm/kidnap her fairy companions.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton / BewareTheNiceOnes: As mentioned below, Mothra is usually very peaceful. But, [[BewareTheNiceOnes she won't hesitate to unleash her full wrath]] upon ''anyone'' who dares to harm/kidnap her fairy companions.
29th Apr '16 5:51:19 PM Kervinle2500
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* LighterAndSofter: This is perhaps Ishiro Honda's first kaiju film that isn't dark by any means. However the villagers being gunned down, not so much. Hoewever, it does end in a lighter note.
6th Jan '16 5:48:15 AM eyebones
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself''.
** Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenichiro manages to defeat four of Nelson's mooks ''by himself''.
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himself'' Later, when Mothra destroys a dam, a couple trying to escape the flood waters inadvertently leave their baby on a bridge that's about to be destroyed. Zenichiro, without a moment's hesitation, runs out onto the bridge, grabs the baby, and brings the child to safety just in time.



* DivineIntervention: The natives believe this. They have a ritual to help awaken Mothra, which includes a fertility dance by a young couple. Lots of people partake of a ceremonial drink and get ceremonially stoned.
** There is a [[http://chneukirchen.org/tmp/www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Island/2295/ website dedicated to Mothra's faith]] and other fans discuss the religion on forums.

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* DivineIntervention: The natives believe this. They have a ritual to help awaken Mothra, which includes a fertility dance by a young couple. Lots of people partake of a ceremonial drink and get ceremonially stoned.
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stoned. There is a [[http://chneukirchen.org/tmp/www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Island/2295/ website dedicated to Mothra's faith]] and other fans discuss the religion on forums.
8th Dec '15 5:23:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* FakeNationality: The natives of Infant Island are obviously Japanese actors decked in the Polynesian equivalent of {{Blackface}}.



* PlayingAgainstType: This is the first film in which Haruo Nakajima (yes, the guy who played Godzilla in [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954]]) plays a monster that's only destructive because it ''had'' to. His previous roles, being Godzilla and Rodan, are are just destructive by nature.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Nelson and his men were to have kidnapped [[TagalongKid Shinji]] and then flee with him as hostage to the mountains with the heroes in pursuit. However Mothra beats them to it trying to rescue the fairies, [[spoiler:and winds up killing Nelson herself [[DisneyVillainDeath by knocking him off a cliff]]]].
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