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Son of Godzilla (1967)




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The Japanese gargantuan reptile fathers a son who is a chip off the old eggshell. The men of the family take on oversized mantises and arachnids in this exotic sci-fi adventure. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

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Tadao Takashima
as Dr. Kuzumi
Akira Kubo
as Maki Goro
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Critic Reviews for Son of Godzilla

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1)

The energy level is high, the technology ridiculous, and the subtext bang up to date.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

A lot of fans detest Minilla (it's pronounced "Min-Yah") but I always liked him.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Minilla is a weird, weird addition to the Toho canon.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

The eighth in the Toho monster series is an inept juvenile adventure with comical episodes spliced into the miniature special effects mayhem.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This showdown, a father-and-son team up held amid a blizzard orchestrated in a last ditch effort by the experimental meteorologists, is the film's true highlight, a curious denouement to an already odd film.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Wanna know what it looks like when the bottom falls out of a movie franchise? Because it looks like Son of Godzilla.

December 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Son of Godzilla

Son of Godzilla strips away everything that set the other films quite memorable, and creates something silly, even by Godzilla standard. This has got to be the most ridiculous premise of a Godzilla film. This is a bland movie that just is dull from beginning to end. The plot is just awful and though the filmmakers tried something different, it just ends up a waste of time. The series by now is hit and miss, and it is a miss with this entry. The effects, which were quite good in past movies, are now pretty bad, and the film tries too hard at being something different and fun, but it simply isn't. I don't even know what the point of the film; this film was crap and lacked anything that made the other films entertaining. In the end, this plays out as a bad straight to DVD feature, even though this trash made it to theatres upon release. I wouldn't have been surprised if this entry would only have aired on TV back in the day. The film's performances are laughable; the dialogue is awful, silly and stupid. Of all Godzilla movies that I have seen, this is among the worst films that I have seen. The plot is far too silly and it is the type of film that will appeal to a much younger crowd. Godzilla films for me anyways were always about monster mayhem and delivering, fun, mindless. However this is just a film that isn't worth your time. I really hated the film, and I quite enjoyed the series up to this point, but with Son of Godzilla, the filmmakers have made one of the most boring movies in the series. Avoid it if you haven't seen it, you're not missing out.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


funny, entertaining, great effects, and great comedy and action

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

You'd think scientists would have learned what caused the first Godzilla, and not have made the same mistakes, but no, they never learn! Anyway, this movie is childish and stupid. Most of the time it was unintentionally funny, though, so I gave it higher rating. Overall, it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

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