|"Godzilla vs. Biollante" (1989)|
-HEIGHT: 394 feet
-MASS: 220,000 tons
-SPECIAL POWERS: Besides being covered in thorns and having a fearsome, crocodilian mouth, Biollante also has multiple tentacle-like vines with Venus fly traps on the ends. Biollante can also spray a sort of acidic, radioactive sap from its mouth.
-BACKGROUND: Biollante is the result of a science project gone wrong. A geneticist, named Dr. Shiragami, combined the DNA of his dead daughter, her favorite rose, and Godzilla in order to ensure the eternal life of his beloved child. You can guess how that turned out. Biollante goes through two forms, including the fanged monster that fights Godzilla and eventually dissolves into millions of spores.
-BATTLE RECORD: 0-1-1
Biollante is a very unique and interesting foe, making this a very entertaining Godzilla movie combined with some good special effects and great Godzilla scenes. The whole topic of cells and cell division is also new and interesting. The plot for this movie and idea for Biollante were actually the result of a sweepstakes and thus were written by a random fan. This is the first G-movie featuring a heavy influence of characters with ESP. One psychic character in particular appears in every movie in the 90's, in addition to this one, and is played by Megumi Odaka. This movie also receives big points from me for including pieces of Ifukube's original score as well as some new numbers, including an updated and VERY 80's sounding version of the original "Godzilla March".
My Ranking: #18
Up next, the series revisits Godzilla's most classic and famous foe with a bit of a twist. It's one of my all-time favorites of the series... "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah"