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OTHER GIANT MONSTER MOVIES

ATRAGON (1963)
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Directed By:
Ishirô Honda

Not Rated
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Country: Japan
Dubbed
Also Known As:
Kaitei gunkan
Atoragon: Flying Supersub
Atragon (USA)
Flying Supersub Atoragon
Undersea Battleship (International: English title) (literal title)

THE PLOT:

Strange and monstrous things are happening all over the world, when two scientists vanish or abducted it, a prototype submarine is sent to find them, they learn all the disasters are connected to a sunken city called the Mu Empire. But can they defeat the Muans and they're God Manda or will the Mu Empire be a force of evil on the world again?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I knew of Manda from the other Godzilla movies until recently I never had a chance to see Atragon, I was not disappointed. The cast does a great job, the dubbing is good. The story works, there are some minor character issues that could have been better but on the whole one the best thing Ishiro Honda ever did. 8 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, it was cool to see Manda for the first time and I got to admit he was as cool as I remembered from the other movies, but the character issues bugged me more then they did Zedd, so I will have to give Atragon 7 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (- HITS):

+ STORY (The story works.)
+ MANDA (Always cool.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ EFFECTS (The effects work.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CHARACTERS (There are some minor character issues that got on our nerves.)

...AND FINALLY....

- FAN BASED (If you aren't big on giant monster vs. submarines movies, then this isn't for you.)

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