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* ContestedSequel: Being the first direct sequel of the series, the film has mixed views. Many feel that it's 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]]. Others enjoy the film for having more Godzilla, more sets to show off and wreck, and doing something new by pitting Godzilla against another monster rather than just have him fight the humans. The series would continue on with ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' as a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel

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* ContestedSequel: Being the first direct sequel of the series, the film has mixed views. Many feel that it's 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]].film. Others enjoy the film for having more Godzilla, more sets to show off and wreck, and doing something new by pitting Godzilla against another monster rather than just have him fight the humans. The series would continue on with ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' as a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel


* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.

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* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All all he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.


* DesignatedVillain: Godzilla here is treated as a serious threat after the disastrous event that happened the year before. However, this Godzilla, who would become the hero later on, doesn't seem to be interested in attacking humans at all. If anything, he is very passive towards humans after fighting Angurius, and most of the damage done in Osaka was the two slugging it out with each other. The only villainous things he's done against humans is when they attack him once he arrives to Osaka, sank a fishing ocean liner, and kills Kobayashi. The finale even has him fight against the JSDF pilots when he was discovered on an iceberg, and they decide to bury him in ice.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Regarding the American ''Gigantis'' cut of the film, one of the biggest points of content is the overuse of narration heard throughout the movie. This complaint was also there in [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 the American cut of the original]] with Steve Martin, but it wasn’t as much of a problem as Martin was a reporter documenting the events of Godzilla’s appearances and the destruction of Tokyo. Plus he only narrated over scenes he was in. It was considered worse here as the narrator talks over ''every single action the characters take'', even when they’re not even present in the scene and especially when it [[ShowDontTell blatantly explains how the characters are feeling instead of allowing the scene to speak for itself]].

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* DesignatedVillain: Godzilla here is treated as a serious threat after the disastrous event that happened the year before. However, this Godzilla, who would become the hero later on, doesn't seem to be interested in attacking humans at all. If anything, he is very passive towards humans after fighting Angurius, and most of the damage done in Osaka was the two slugging it out with each other. The only villainous things he's done against humans is when they attack him once he arrives to in Osaka, sank sinks a fishing ocean liner, and kills Kobayashi. The finale even has him fight against the JSDF pilots when he was discovered on an iceberg, and they decide to bury him in ice.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Regarding the American ''Gigantis'' cut of the film, one of the biggest points of content contention is the overuse of narration heard throughout the movie. This complaint was also there in [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 the American cut of the original]] with Steve Martin, but it wasn’t as much of a problem as Martin was a reporter documenting the events of Godzilla’s appearances and the destruction of Tokyo. Plus he only narrated over scenes he was in. It was considered worse here as the narrator talks over ''every single action the characters take'', even when they’re not even present in the scene and especially when it [[ShowDontTell blatantly explains how the characters are feeling instead of allowing the scene to speak for itself]].


* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.



* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.

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* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.


* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 small fight scenes.

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* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 pointless small fight scenes.



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* TrappedByMountainLions: Surprisingly considering the rest of the series but Anguirus, Godzilla's Opponent has almost no impact on the plot. When the characters see him initially he is hyped up but afterward, All he does is interrupt Godzilla during his rampage and dies in less than 10 minutes and then the movie continues for another 40 minutes. You could cut him out and you would only miss 2 small fight scenes.

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* DesignatedVillain: Godzilla here is treated as a serious threat after the disastrous event that happened the year before. However, this Godzilla, who would become the hero later on, doesn't seem to be interested in attacking humans at all. If anything, he is very passive towards humans after fighting Angurius, and most of the damage done in Osaka was the two slugging it out with each other. The only villainous things he's done against humans is when they attack him once he arrives to Osaka, sank a fishing ocean liner, and kills Kobayashi. The finale even has him fight against the JSDF pilots when he was discovered on an iceberg, and they decide to bury him in ice.

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* SignatureScene: The Osaka fight between Godzilla and Anguirus, the first monster on monster fight scene in the series.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Regarding the American ''Gigantis'' cut of the film, one of the biggest points of content is the overuse of narration heard throughout the movie. This complaint was also there in [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 the American cut of the original]] with Steve Martin, but it wasn’t as much of a problem as Martin was a reporter documenting the events of Godzilla’s appearances and the destruction of Tokyo. Plus he only narrated over scenes he was in. It was considered worse here as the narrator talks over ''every single action the characters take'', even when they’re not even present in the scene and especially when it [[ShowDontTell blatantly explains how the characters are feeling instead of allowing the scene to speak for itself]].


* Narm: Every single one of the fight scenes is completely neutered and impossible to take seriously for reasons mentioned under SpecialEffectsFailure.

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: Every single one of the fight scenes is completely neutered and impossible to take seriously for reasons mentioned under SpecialEffectsFailure.

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* Narm: Every single one of the fight scenes is completely neutered and impossible to take seriously for reasons mentioned under SpecialEffectsFailure.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The Bert Shefter/Paul Sawtell ''Kronos'' cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djwfCBqu96k used for the Osaka Castle duel]] in ''Gigantis''.

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The Bert Shefter/Paul Sawtell ''Kronos'' cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djwfCBqu96k used for the Osaka Castle duel]] in ''Gigantis''.''Gigantis''.
** While not as catchy or memorable as his later work (Godzilla or otherwise), composer Masaru Sato still delivers on some good tracks in this movie, such as the [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hmk87AUF97E opening title theme]] which doubles as the military march heard throughout the film. Simplistic, but effective.

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** Doubly so, replace "Fire" with "Radiation" and the Film/MonsterVerse kaiju have nearly an identical origin to the kaiju in the Gigantis dub.


* SoOkayItsAverage: In his review, Website/SFDebris describes the film like this, praising it for continuing to try to tap into deeper themes, such as the effects of war and humanity's need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, as well as trying to find intelligent and credible ways to deal with the monstrous threats without reducing their menacing power. However, between the technical disaster of the monster-fighting shots and the weak ''execution'' of the themes and human drama, the film is watchable rather than great, and still a step down from it's classic predecessor.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: In his review, Website/SFDebris describes the film like this, praising it for continuing to try to tap into deeper themes, such as the effects of war and humanity's need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, as well as trying to find intelligent and credible ways to deal with the monstrous threats without reducing their menacing power. However, between the technical disaster of the monster-fighting shots and the weak ''execution'' of the themes and human drama, the film is watchable rather than great, and still a step down from it's its classic predecessor.


* SoOkayItsAverage: In his review, Creator/SFDebris describes the film like this, praising it for continuing to try to tap into deeper themes, such as the effects of war and humanity's need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, as well as trying to find intelligent and credible ways to deal with the monstrous threats without reducing their menacing power. However, between the technical disaster of the monster-fighting shots and the weak ''execution'' of the themes and human drama, the film is watchable rather than great, and still a step down from it's classic predecessor.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: In his review, Creator/SFDebris Website/SFDebris describes the film like this, praising it for continuing to try to tap into deeper themes, such as the effects of war and humanity's need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, as well as trying to find intelligent and credible ways to deal with the monstrous threats without reducing their menacing power. However, between the technical disaster of the monster-fighting shots and the weak ''execution'' of the themes and human drama, the film is watchable rather than great, and still a step down from it's classic predecessor.

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