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      75% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 56% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A bug-eating pterodactyl flies out of a coal mine and wrecks Japan with sonic booms. Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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      Pieter-Jan Van Haecke Psychocinematography The use of painted backgrounds to fleetingly introduce different locations like Peking, the Philippines and Okinawa might feel cheap, but it does not detract or disturb the investment of the spectator in the narrative. Apr 3, 2023 Full Review Alan Ng Film Threat Rodan is the next step in cinematic evolution for Toho Studios after Godzilla. Feb 26, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews There's a soft spot in my heart for the comic book style of the film. Rated: B- Jun 4, 2015 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy An entertaining, well-made monster movie with absolutely nothing on its mind. Rated: 7/10 Nov 4, 2013 Full Review Rob Humanick As tedious and lethargic as [the original] Godzilla was smart and engaging. Rated: 1/5 Oct 26, 2011 Full Review Nicolas Lacroix Rated: 3/5 Apr 27, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      josh d Very solid non-Godzilla Kaiju film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review jrod 1 This is one of the most underrated monster movies of all time! It was overshadowed by Godzilla and understandably but it's a classic in it's own right. The first act is a horror story about miners being attacked by dragonfly larvae which is a prelude to the title characters(Rodan) story. I thought that was a clever idea. When it gets to Rodan you get an exiting areal dog fight with jets against Rodan. He has a good city rampage. Rodan probably has the most underrated monster cry of all time! It's up there with the Godzilla roar and the jp T-Rex roar in my opinion. If you like Godzilla and other giant monster movies your sure to like this! It a very original movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/01/24 Full Review Riley T it aint it. its rly dry and boring. the build up is rly good and got me engaged but thas it. it got real boring after that. the monster sucked ass and was not even cool and the dialogue was boring af. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Daniel C. M Don't let the reviews fool you, this movie is in no way shape or form bad, it does get boring at the scene when the millitary is shooting Rodan, and the final scene where they are destroying the mountain due to how it drags for way too long, but still, it's a very solid Kaiju flick besides that. In my opinion this should go pair on pair with the original Godzilla from 1954 and watch both back to back. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review Elijah12 S AMAZING HE IS MY FAVORITE KAIJU WHY THE AUDIENCE GOTTA DO MY BOY DIRTY Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Mewtweum Z This movie was obviously just trying to copy the 1954 Godzilla film, I'm just gonna say that right now. As a copy of that film, it's not as smart, emotional, shocking, or really anything like that movie. This movie definitely isn't bad with decent characters and decent action and stuff, but it lacks to be something different besides the design of Rodan. It's the first colored Toho film I think so that's cool. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A bug-eating pterodactyl flies out of a coal mine and wrecks Japan with sonic booms.
      Ishirô Honda
      Tomoyuki Tanaka, Frank King, Maurice King
      David Duncan, Takeshi Kimura, Ken Kuronuma, Takeo Murata
      Production Co
      Toho Company Ltd.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 20, 2014
      1h 10m
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