“Modern Kaiju Family"

Films: Gargantua (1998)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Ocean/Jungle/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Grows to that of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good

Summary: What pushes humanity into making the lives of ancient creatures Hell? It never ends well, especially when those creatures can grow big enough to smash you all to splinters on the ground.

History: Near Malau Island, a race of gigantic reptilian creatures have been discovered. But that's not all. One of their newborns has breached the surface and come into the jungle. As a kid tries to keep the baby safe, both greedy villains and the baby's parents are on the pursuit. Can you guess who we're rooting for?

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: While the mother is ultimately shot down and killed, the father is the one to undo the greedy ones' plans and free his offspring. The baby leaves the kid with no ill feelings.

Powers/Abilities: Increasing resiliance in time.

Weakness: Heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-While the prospect of kaiju-sized dinosaurs is never something to not be cautious about, the effects do these creatures dirty. While the suits aren't so bad, the CGI is not up to snuff. On top of that, these monsters aren't inherently malicious, and the baby is just so damn adorable! I wanna hug it!

Trivia: -This film was aired on TV on the same day that "Godzilla" had advanced screenings. And when Roland Emmerich's garbage fire is superior to you, chances are you need to do some reflection. Still a better premise, though.

-This film was known as "Gragoon" in Spain, presumably to give the monsters a name.


Image Gallery


Terror has no name worth mentioning related to this.

Parent down! Parent down!
He's got a bad case of red-eye.

Awww! For such a horrible looking movie, I can't help myself!

The wonders of early CGI, everybody.