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A great Godzilla movie,
This review is from: Godzilla Vs Biollante [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This movie is one of the few Godzilla movies that can be enjoyed by all audiences. The movie is very serious in tone and has good special effects (for its time--1989). The monster fighting is short, but not cheesy at all (unlike many of the Godzilla movies).
DON'T READ BELOW IF YOU DON'T WANT A SPOILER ON GODZILLA 1985
The plot starts out shortly after Godzilla was imprisoned inside a volcano (in Godzilla 1985). Scientists are doing research on Godzilla cells/DNA, when terrorists blow up the lab, killing the head scientist's daughter and destroying the cells. Years later Godzilla is beginning to stir inside the volcano. Japan creates bio-engineered bacteria that feed on Nuclear Radiation (ie, Godzilla). But the head scientist uses the technology to attempt to revive his dead daughter. The result is a bio-engineered monster named Biollante--half Godzilla, half plant.
Long story short, terrorists wanting the bio-technology threaten to release Godzilla from the volcano and accidentally do. The rest of the movie deals with the consequences of the scientists' unorthodox, immoral practices. The movie has a very real message and a serious plot that eludes most other Godzilla films. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is because the VHS is of poor quality.