Friday, October 17, 2014

Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews: Godzilla vs The Sea Monster

Holy crap! I forgot to share these!

Title Card for Brandon's Video Review

For well over a year now, I've been the lead title card artist for a one name Brandon Tenold - a Canadian film critic and musician, whose started a video series of cult movie reviews, delivered with a comical bent of course.

These online video-comedy-reviewers are obviously the unholy spawn from a long abandoned Satellite of LoveAnd the sheer number of them that keep popping up across the web is getting redundant, I must unfortunately say.

However, Brandon is one of the few such people to tackle a wider variety of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, especially from the olden days of the 1960s and 1970s.

Including the colorful and imaginative world of (what else) Japanese Monster Movies!

Text-less Version

“Godzilla vs The Sea Monster” (1966) is an underrated entry into the Godzilla franchise, as it tells a great island adventure tale, filled with likable human heroes and 'levelheaded levity'.

Sadly, where the film somewhat fails is in the Kaiju / Giant Monster department.

I have nothing against a gigantic shrimp / lobster amalgam as the title nemesis. And as such, I’m a bigger Ebirah (the shrimp / lobster amalgam) than Brandon acts as, within the following video. Or at least I think he's acting...?

But the monster action is limited, and takes a back-seat to the otherwise entertaining (at least this time around) human drama. That tends to be the common complaint with giant monster movies in general. But again, “Godzilla vs The Sea Monster” is one of the more acceptable examples of such.

Go Team Yentah!

Enjoy Brandon’s more extensive thoughts / rants / gags in live action video form below:

Direct Link, in case the embedded video isn't your respective bag.

I'll be sharing more Brandon videos, both new and old, in future blog posts. And until than, please check out his Patreon account.

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