Destroy All Monsters (1968)

This legendary all-star kaiju rumble remains one of the undisputed classics of the genre. It was originally intended as the final entry in the Godzilla series, which explains the everything including the kitchen sink approach. The first two-thirds of the film are largely a combination espionage story and space opera, which are wonderfully entertaining and oddly engrossing by themselves. The film is out of control every step of the way in the most glorious manner possible. The final epic brawl includes all of Toho’s monsters up the that point. Even though the series was subsequently revived, Godzilla here has a ferocity that would be absent from his often-cuddlier later vehicles. An example of an unpretentious genre film entirely succeeding in it’s goal to entertain. This would have been a perfect coda to the series.

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