History Film / Mothra

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]]]].
22nd May '15 12:52:11 PM HomerSimpson
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She is one of the most popular monsters in the Creator/{{Toho}} monster franchise. Whenever Godzilla is waning, Mothra is one of the classic monsters brought out to give a box office boost. She has been so popular that a [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] was featured in a trilogy in the late 1990s, called ''Film/RebirthOfMothra''.

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She is one of the most popular monsters in the Creator/{{Toho}} monster franchise.kaiju of all time. Whenever Godzilla is waning, Mothra is one of the classic monsters brought out to give a box office boost. She has been so popular that a [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] was featured in a trilogy in the late 1990s, called ''Film/RebirthOfMothra''.
9th Sep '14 6:16:10 PM KennethMorgan
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** 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.
10th May '14 6:33:10 PM Abodos
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She is one of the most popular monsters in the Toho monster franchise. Whenever Godzilla is waning, Mothra is one of the classic monsters brought out to give a box office boost. She has been so popular that a [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] was featured in a trilogy in the late 1990s, called ''Film/RebirthOfMothra''.

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She is one of the most popular monsters in the Toho Creator/{{Toho}} monster franchise. Whenever Godzilla is waning, Mothra is one of the classic monsters brought out to give a box office boost. She has been so popular that a [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] was featured in a trilogy in the late 1990s, called ''Film/RebirthOfMothra''.
14th Jan '14 3:04:43 AM Arawn999
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The four survivors of a shipwreck are discovered to have been unaffected by the radiation on Infant Island due to the berries offered by the island natives. When this story breaks, the European country of Rolisica and Japan co-sponsor a scientific expedition to Infant Island. They encounter the natives and two tiny women called the Shobijin, who plead for the halt of atomic testing near the island. The crew acknowledges this, and returns home sworn to secrecy. But the greedy Rolisican Clark Nelson secretly returns to kidnap the Shobijin and exploit their singing abilities for profit. Our heroes manage to contact them, who are confident Mothra will save them but fear that innocents would get hurt. The Shobijin can't be rescued through legal channels and their connection to Mothra is ignored as she lays destruction upon Japan...

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The four survivors of a shipwreck are discovered to have been unaffected by the radiation on Infant Island due to the berries offered by the island natives. When this story breaks, the European country of Rolisica and Japan co-sponsor a scientific expedition to Infant Island. They encounter the natives and two tiny women called the Shobijin, who plead for the halt of atomic testing near the island. The crew acknowledges this, and returns home sworn to secrecy. But the greedy Rolisican Clark Nelson secretly returns to kidnap the Shobijin and exploit their singing abilities for profit. Our heroes manage to contact them, who are confident their goddess Mothra will save them but fear that innocents would get hurt. The Shobijin can't be rescued through legal channels and their connection to Mothra is ignored as she lays destruction upon Japan...
7th Nov '13 2:44:32 PM SpaceHunterM
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** 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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** 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. forums.
* {{Eagleland}}: Nelson is definitely a citizen of type two, though the other residents of Rolisica don't seem all that bad.
25th Apr '13 6:14:07 AM Willbyr
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Mothra is giant moth monster, who later became a common recurring character in [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla's]] films. Created when the {{Kaiju}} genre was still in its infancy, the 1961 ''Mothra'' wasn't dark and full of horror. In contrast, the film was colorful and had an air of fantasy about it. There's an influence of Western Christianity as well. Instead of ending with her death, Mothra achieves her mission and leaves on good terms. The actual villain is a greedy capitalist and tomb raider from the American and Russian stand-in, Rolisica.

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Mothra is a giant moth monster, who later became a common recurring character in [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla's]] films. Created when the {{Kaiju}} genre was still in its infancy, the 1961 ''Mothra'' wasn't dark and full of horror. In contrast, the film was colorful and had an air of fantasy about it. There's an influence of Western Christianity as well. Instead of ending with her death, Mothra achieves her mission and leaves on good terms. The actual villain is a greedy capitalist and tomb raider from the American and Russian stand-in, Rolisica.



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* 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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* 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]]]].cliff]]]].

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4th Mar '13 2:48:50 PM IanK
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* 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 too it trying to rescue the fairies, [[spoiler:and winds up killing Nelson herself [[DisneyVillainDeath by knocking him off a cliff]]]].

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* 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 too 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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