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* AwesomeMusic: The Bert Shefter/Paul Sawtell ''Kronos'' cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djwfCBqu96k used for the Osaka Castle duel]] in ''Gigantis''.
* ContestedSequel: Being the first direct sequel of the series, the film has lost most of the atmosphere of the original film. It's still a {{horror}} film, but it doesn't possess the amount of tragedy and consequences of the original film, whereas the original has struck a lot of [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped anvils that needed to be dropped]]. The series would continue on with ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' as a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel
* CriticalResearchFailure: The whole "Origin of Gigantis with stock-footage-laden" makes no sense even after granting license for "giant fire/radiation breathing monsters".
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/WarnerBros distributed this film in the West as a double feature with ''Film/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''. They would later work with Creator/LegendaryPictures to make [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} their own Godzilla movie]].
* {{Macekre}}: Seriously, who wrote the English version? Obviously, the Japanese screenwriters didn't when they wrote the Japanese version. While Paul Schreibman gave the excuse that changing Godzilla's name to Gigantis was to ''avoid'' confusion, the English script was ridiculously bad. It's ''hilarious''. Due to his 1999 interview, he said the original title was "Angurus". Yes, "ゴジラの逆襲" (Godzilla's Counterattack) is called "Angurus". The only positive line in the film was "It was the sight to crush the hearts of men" delivered by English Tsukioka (Keye Luke).
* SpecialEffectFailure: The prop used for overhead shots of Godzilla on the island simply stands still without even a budge. It was originally supposed to walk, but either it wouldn't work, or Tsuburaya simply thought it wasn't convincing enough.
** Rather than the standard {{Overcrank}} in kaiju films that exposes more frames per second and creates a "slow-motion" effect that gives the impression of great mass, Director Motoyoshi took the unorthodox approach of having the cameraman ''[[{{Undercrank}} under]]''[[{{Undercrank}} crank]] the monster footage, creating an effect that comes in somewhere between pseudo-StopMotion and ''The Keystone Kops''. There's a reason western viewers may start hearing [[Series/TheBennyHillShow Yakety Sax]] in their heads during the monster fights.
** While the JSDF is using their missile trucks to shoot at Godzilla, you can tell the people are dolls on the trucks.
** The Godzilla puppet used for closeups is heavily OffModel compared to the suit, and the frantic jerking-around at times reveals part of the puppeteer's arm.
* SoBadItsGood: The ''Gigantis'' cut to an extent. If one found the Japanese version boring to begin with, the hysterical cartoony dubbing and the out of place stock footage are sure to correct that.

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