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Mothra was the third major addition to the Toho Studios' giant-monster stable after Godzilla and Rodan, and the first female beast in the series. The creature begins Ishiro Honda's entertaining film as a giant larva worshipped by island tribesmen and guarded by twin sisters (Emi and Yumi Ito) who stand only a few inches high. Eventually, the larva metamorphoses into a giant female moth and panic ensues as the creature attempts to regain her stolen egg and her tiny protectors. The usual pandemonium and destruction is tempered here by a softer edge which would come to dominate the genre… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For all its daftness, this is kind of a terrific film on its own terms."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Silly Japanese sci-fi that's a classic of its kind."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... a marvelous mix of science fiction, monster movie and adventure fantasy filled with colorful characters and an unmistakable socio-political subtext."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A goofy monster film done with sensitivity."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Give me Rodan or Godzilla, but forget a giant moth!"
‑ Steve Crum,
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