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The evil miniature fairy princess Belvera (Aki Hano) wants to once
again bring chaos to the earth, this time with the help of Dagarah, the
resurrected giant dragon of the sunk kingdom of Ni Lai Kanai which has the
power of producing lethal starfish.
Of course, Belvera's benign miniature sisters Moll (Megumi Kobayashi)
and Lora (Sayaka Yamaguchi) immediately call upon Mothra to save the
planet, but even if it sems Mothra is winning at first, it's soon covered
in starfish and drained of all life energy.
Now there is only one thing that stands between Belvera and the total
obliteration of earth: Ghogo, a fluffy little thing that has healing urine
(no kidding) and that has been adopted by a little girl, who is now, along
with her two little friends, urged by Moll & Lora to go to the main
pyramid of Ni Lai Kanai - which for that occasion rises from the seas - to
save Mothra, who is sitting atop the pyramid rather helplessly (apart from
being still be able to shoot laserbeams).
Now the three kids, plus two bumbling fishermen, who provide the comic
relief, have to rush through the pyramid, which has already started to
crumble, and have to survive all sorts of dangers, to get to Mothra. Of
course they make it just in time and have Ghogo merge with Mothra, upon
which Mothra is able to shake all starfish and mutate to an amphibian
being, heading towards Dagarah missile-like. Then suddenly, Mothra
disassembles into a gazillion mini-Mothras that enter Dararah's
bloodstream and destroy the monster from the inside. Once this is
achieved, Mothra is reassembled and (for one reason or another) has
Dagarah crash into Ni Lai Kanai's pyramid to obliterate it completely.
The kids have managed to leave the palace just in time though, thanks
to the palace's guardian/queen, who has - just like Moses - parted the sea
for them ...
Like Rebirth of Mothra before
it, this is an uneasy mix of childish fantasy and traditional
monstermovie, with tiny fairies, laser weapons, an ecological message, and
the like, and the added bonus of a (pretty impressive) pyramide set and a
(totally unimpressive) fluffy animal. And like Rebirth
of Mothra before it, this film is less than great, actually it's
pretty disappointing, an ill-achieved genre mix containing way too much
kitsch and some very annoying kids. Rather a pity, actually.