Rodan
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The second major addition to Toho Studios' giant-monster series after Gojira (aka Godzilla, 1954), was Rodan (or Radon), a giant pterodactyl whose wings create massive, destructive winds as it flies by. There are actually two of them in this film, mates who finally get together (after the traditional destruction of various Japanese cities) and die in an oddly touching lovers' death-swoon into an active volcano. The film's best sequence is the chilling opening, in which Rodan's egg is discovered in a cave by doomed miners. The first color film in the series, Ishiro Honda's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An entertaining, well-made monster movie with absolutely nothing on its mind."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"As tedious and lethargic as [the original] Godzilla was smart and engaging."
‑ Rob Humanick, Suite101.com
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