Thursday, September 18, 2003


A Video Review of "Rebirth of Mothra II" also known as "Mosura 2" or "Mothra 2: The Undersea Battle"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

Well, it looks like since "Captain Planet" has been cancelled Mothra has been elected to take on that ecological protector torch. She is now hued in green to show her allegiance to her power source, the earth. Mothra now fights for the survival of Mother Nature and Earth.

Again a trio of pesky Gamera-caliber kids get mixed up in the plot bowl. Circumstances involve Ghogo, a strange little furry creature raising the legendary underwater city of Nilai-Kanai from the depths which contains a magical treasure. All this mess also releases a particularly nasty monster called Dagahra whose bizarre eating habits spell ecological doom for the human race and the earth. It’s Mothra to the rescue.

Inside the ancient city good kids and bad adults fight to escape during the battle raging above between Mothra and Dagahra. With the help of the Elias Twins Moll and Lora and their evil sister Belvera the humans make it out alive. These scenes are very well done and almost an homage to similar scenes from Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Eventually Ghogo is revealed to be a water spirit who energizes Mothra enough to take on Dagahra. This ‘power up’ allows for the giant moth to transform into a moth-like, fish-like Aqua-Mothra and they take the battle underwater. Also the tiny Mothras inside Dagahra had some cool CGI effects in a Fantastic Voyage way. Yes, this is way silly, but it’s one hell of a monster battle. It’s not the one I wanted to see but interesting nonetheless.

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