by Kris Tronerud
Mothra (Mosura) • Inoshiro (Ishiro) Honda • 1961 • Original Theatrical Trailer
The Mightiest Monster in All Creation, Ravishing the Universe for Love!
(From the Poster for Mothra)
There are Kaiju (Giant Monster) fans and there are Monster movie fans, but whether you know the name of every opponent Godzilla has faced in the last 58 (!) years or only have fond memories from Creature Double feature Saturday afternoons, everyone reacts the same way when anyone mentions Mothra, by shouting: The Twins!! (I tried this on a number of unsuspecting test subjects leading up to this article). The second most iconic and beloved (after the Big Green One himself) of all the Japanese stable of Rubber Monsters, Mothra holds a special place in boomer hearts due to the unique fairy-tale approach of this entry; symbolized by … The Twins!