Mothra (1961)

Mosura (1961) 101min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 30 July 1961 (Japan) Summary: A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese, English, Indonesian

Mothra (1961).

A classic monster movie replete with early effects and lots and lots of lovely little models. And a person in a sleeping bag.

We watched the Rifftrax version, which was 1 hour and 32 minutes long. Mothra doesn’t emerge from her cocoon until 1 hour and 15 minutes in. But she is totally adorable when she does.

Also I can’t help but think that if, when the natural world was attacked by humanity, a giant moth that was seemingly immune to all violence directed against it turned up and killed thousands by flying over a city, humanity would stop attacking the natural world pretty damn quick. Mmmm. Excuse me, I need to go sing for Mothra to wake up.

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