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Articles & Reviews by Mike Bogue



Deploy All Monsters!

In grave tones, Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster's prophetess declared, "Today, because of the space monster, it [Mars] is a dead world, dead and unpopulated." Well, that may be true for the Red Planet, but certainly not for the 'Articles & Reviews' section of the American Kaiju site. Here there is life, life, LIFE! "It's alive! It's alive! It's" - sorry, wrong movie reference.

And yet the 'Articles & Reviews' section is alive with a wealth of movie reviews scrutinizing colossal critter films produced not only in Japan, but also in Europe and America. PLUS, you may feast your eyes on various and sundry articles (heavy on the sundry). In addition to the pieces already posted, new reviews will be added on a weekly basis, and one or more new articles will be added each month.

For newcomers to the world of Japanese monsterdom, a brief glossary of review terms can be found by clicking the link below. For kaiju eiga veterans, no explanations will be necessary. But with or without the benefit of having read the glossary, the reviews are easily understandable.

Now, without further ado, welcome - and stand clear of the stampeding monster-sans!

Glossary of Terms


Rating Scale

4 Stars - Excellent
3 Stars - Very Good
3 Stars - Good
2 Stars - Pretty Good
2 Stars - Fair
1 Stars - Poor
1 Star - Awful


Articles by Mike Bogue.
Articles by Mike Bogue.   Atragon at Nine
Articles by Mike Bogue.   Firestarter With Six Legs
Articles by Mike Bogue.   Gammera! Gammera!
Articles by Mike Bogue.   Kumonga's Western Antecedents
Articles by Mike Bogue.   The American Kamakiras
Articles by Mike Bogue.   The Last War
Articles by Mike Bogue.   The Monsters of Jonny Quest

Reviews by Mike Bogue.
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   The Amazing Colossal Man
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   A*P*E
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Atragon
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Attack of Crab Monsters
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Beginning of the End
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   The Cosmic Monsters
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Daimajin
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Destroy All Monsters
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Dogora
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Gamera vs Monster X
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Gappa, the Triphibian Monster
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Giant Claw
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Giant from the Unknown
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla 1985
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah (GMK)
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla's Revenge
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla: Tokyo SOS
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Gigan
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs Hedorah
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Mechagozilla
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Mechagozilla 2
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. Megalon
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Gorgo
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   It Came From beneath the Sea
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   It Came From beneath the Sea
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   King Kong vs. Godzilla
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Konga
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Matango
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Monster From Green Hell
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Monster Zero
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Panda
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Reptilicus
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Rodan
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Son of Godzilla
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Tarantula
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   The Magic Serpent
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   The Mighty Peking Man
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Varan the Unbelievable
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   War in Space
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Warning From Space
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   Wrath of Daimajin
Reviews by Mike Bogue.   War Of The Colossal Beast


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Todd Tennant 2004