Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Kenny’s Misspent Youth

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Godzilla’s not dead but merely resting, and we’re continuing the Godzilla theme coverage with a review of the much-reviled Godzilla’s Revenge, aka All Monsters Attack. Please note: this film contains neither Godzilla nor revenge, but it does have some harrowing things to say about the plight of latch-key children in post-industrial Tokyo. Click on the banner image or the title above to download our review of the film.

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4 Responses

  1. Just to remind you, that’s “UPA”, not “UAP”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPA_(animation_studio)

  2. Welcome back, MoM! :)

    Oh, I think I remember this movie – it’s all a kid’s dream, and he spends most of his non-Monster time getting bullied! Wow, great message for children, eh…?

  3. Wow, first Godzilla movie I can remember watching in full. The scenes when the Kenny is hanging out with the older inventor guy or is being kidnapped by Yakuza types has been stuck in my head since I got the VHS copy as a gift for my sixth birthday.

  4. Certainly not a movie you need to review, but I think you and MoM need to watch Let Me In (if you want the original it’s “Låt den rätte komma in” – but I think the remake’s tone compares fairly well) I think it is a movie that very specifically targets the “absence of parental figures”-tone that you guys talked about in this Godzilla movie except it is very intentional.

    Again, watch it because it’s worth watching as a rather horrifying “where are the parents?” tale told very much from the perspective of youngsters, no need to review.

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