Isn't it beautiful! I think it's truly one of the worst things ever attempted for children's viewing- it's so bad, it's incredible!
I think that's why I loved this genre (if genre can be used for cheesy monster movies)- I was afraid of all the real (or sort of real) monster movies and suspense although these movies were so fun and not scary to me at all.
My brother and I used to also play "attack and destroy Tokyo" with our plastic Godzilla and assorted other toys we could get or make that were suitable monster-type things... Godzilla was stuck in mudslides, avalanches and fire (my brother's favorite "natural" disaster). My Barbie dolls didn't have a prayer when Godzilla was attacking.
Thanks again for letting me go down memory lane, Little Hawk. My brother passed away in 1998 at the age of 34, we should have had much more time together- today was great to remember his playful spirit.
-- SunnySister who still prefers Monster toys to Barbie