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During a hurricane, a giant egg is washed off Infant Island, & as
you might know, Infant Island is the home of giant butterfly Mothra ...
Eventually, the egg is washed ashore in Japan, & soon enough
businesmen Kumuyama (Yoshifumi Tajima) & Torahata (Kenji Sahara) buy
it from the village of fishers where it has stranded & plan to make it
accessible to the public ... but for a price. & it seems only
newspaper reporter Sakai (Akira Takarada), his photographer Yoka (Yuriko
Hoshi) & scientist Miura (Hiroshi Koizumi) oppose the plan - & of
course the Cosmos (Emi Ito, Yumi Ito), the tiny twin fairies from Infant
Island, who have even brought Mothra to state their claim.
But it seems the five of them (six counting Mothra) are to weak to fight
big business, so the Cosmos & Mothra leave for their island.
However, soon afterwards, Godzilla surfaces & brings destruction to
all of Japan, & now Sakai, Yoka & professor Miura figure the only
one who can halp is Mothra, even if it might not be too easy to persuade
her & the Cosmos.
Still, our heroic trio flys to Infant Island ... but is welcomed with
hostility by the natives, & even the Cosmos refuse to help, since the
Japanese (in general) failed to give them their egg back. Only a
compassionate speech by Yoka (complete wiht a sudden outburst of tears)
can convince them to help out after all. But, the Cosmos remark, Mothra is
weak & will die soon.
Shortly thereafter, back in Japan, Godzilla is already coming too close
for comfort to the egg, when Mothra finally arrives, attacks & does
her best to defeat Godzilla. & she is quite efficient, too, until she
lays down & dies, just like the Cosmos have predicted.
Now Godzilla continues his rampage, & neither the army's best
artillery nor electrocution can stop him. But mankind has still an ace up
its sleeve, the egg. The Cosmos soon sing it open (Mothra eggs are always
hatched by singing) & out come ... 2 Mothras (in their caterpillar
state of course), & they immediately take up pursuit & face
Godzilla on a nearby island, where they spin him into a cocoon & drop
him into the water. Then they, & the Cosmos, leave for Infant Island,
& the earth (once more) is saved.
The film starts out like a virtual remake of Mosura/Mothra,
with even the main human characters - a journalist, his female
photographer & a scientist against big business - being the same. It
takes quite some time before Godzilla is thrown into the mix, for no
apparent reason actually, but he takes things into a different direction,
culminating in monsters on rampage & battling each other.
Nothing really new here, actually, & of course this film can
compete with neither Mothra nor
the original Godzilla in quality,
but it's good mindless fun, with the human subplot & the monster
action carefully outbalanced.