Rodan (1956)

Unrated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Horror

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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

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Ishirô Honda


David Duncan (english version), Takeshi Kimura, Ken Kuronuma (story), Takeo Murata

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8 January 2014 | FairlyAnonymous
| For an early monster movie--it does a decent job
Rodan is one of the early successors to Godzilla... two years later actually. While it was nowhere as successful or as interesting, it still holds up on its own by having fairly good visuals and greater than bland main characters.

Probably the best and worst thing about Rodan is that it is incredibly short. It has a running time of little over an hour; which means not much happens during the film. The premise is that Rodan is a giant flying reptile that was stuck in an underground chamber filled with prehistoric insects. The insects escape due to a mining incident and Rodan's wrath is sure to follow. Other than that, there isn't much to the movie. There are a couple nice military action sequences against Rodan and the building destruction is cool to watch. However, the movie doesn't have much to it. The characters aren't incredibly interesting and there isn't too much to talk about.

Overall, it is good for people with shorter attention spans or people who don't want to invest much into an older monster classic.

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