Godzilla vs. Biollante (aka: Gojira vs. Biorante) – 1989

Godzilla vs. Biollante

Godzilla vs. Biollante

Ahh… more monster mayhem! After watching the goodness that is Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, I couldn’t help but want more of ‘Big G’.

Godzilla vs. Biollante is definitely more of a dark, proper storyline, Godzilla movie. After Godzilla’s last attack, scientists have managed to obtain some of Godzilla’s cells and are intent on using those cells to make a bacteria which will defend them against the next G attack.

Unfortunately, a mad/lonely scientist combines the G cells with a rose and inadvertently creates Biollante… part plant, part Godzilla. It’s got teeth and it seems to be calling on Godzilla, according to the ESP girl in the movie. Unfortunately for all concerned, the plant is also mutating/evolving making it more bad ass than before!

Biollante, in all her glory...

Biollante, in all her glory...

While all that’s going on, we have a mysterious Eastern country, and the Americans, trying to steal the G cells! It’s all go in this movie! The Tokyo high command are trying everything at their disposal to stop Godzilla but, as ever, he needs to trample Tokyo and fight Biollante, who has now mutated in to, well… uber-Biollante…

mutant Biollante is PISSED!

mutant Biollante is PISSED!

I have to say, I really enjoyed this movie. While some of the American acting in it was God awful (no change there then) the story was quite good, poignant even, with the sad and lonely Scientist just wanting his dead daughter back.

The effects (for 1989) were excellent considering that these films are low budget, although (according to IMDb) it failed at the box office, probably due to Biollante being a new (ugly) face on the block. Again, like other Godzilla films, it’s hard to believe that the street scenes are all models, they’re so detailed and explode as you’d expect a build to explode/collapse.

Another cracking G flick. Bring on the next!

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Having survived the UK's 'video nasty' (prohibition) era I'm eager to catch up with all previously unseen sleaze and filth. I revel in mixtape oddness, boobage, gore, and proper latex special effects, don't get me started on CGI... - email Ronnie
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