Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.
Years into the future and the human race has been defeated several times by the new ruling force of the planet: "kaijus". And the ruler of that force is Godzilla, The King of the Monsters. Humanity is in such defeat, plans to leave the planet have been made, and several people have been chosen to look at a new planet to see if it is inhabitable. Realizing it's not, though, the human race resorts to plan B: to defeat Godzilla and take back their planet.
A prequel novel titled "Gojira Kaiju Mokushiroku" ("Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse") was released prior to the film's theatrical debut, on October 25, 2017. This detailed the monster attacks and humanity's futile fight against them that lead up to the movie's plot, and featured a huge variety of classic monster characters from Toho Studios' films. The events of the novel are referenced in the flashback seen in the beginning of the movie. These include:
the giant mantis Kamacuras attacking New York
the flying jellyfish-like monster Dogora wrecking London
China creating a bio-weapon called Hedorah that kills Rodan and Anguirus, but then turns on China
Daghara rampaging in Sidney
Orga demolishing Ankara
the Bilusaludo aliens creating MechaGodzilla to fight against Godzilla
According to the novel, most of the other monsters were destroyed either through humanity's efforts or by Godzilla. See more »
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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My demands are to leave Planet Tau-e immediately, and abandon the emigration project. Until I hear from the captain, I'm not moving from here.
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After the final credits, a short scene explains the fate of Haruo and sets up the next installment in the series. See more »
Originally, the after-credits scene included a glimpse at MechaGodzilla. This was cut from Netflix's international release of the film. See more »
(Anime Film "Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei" Theme Song)
Composer Masayuki Nakano (Boom Boom Satellites)
Arranger Masayuki Nakano (Boom Boom Satellites)
Performed by XAI
Lyrics by Sachiko Aoyama (Negoto) See more »
Anyone that has ever watched anything pertaining to Godzilla has things in it that are simply crazy and you must accept in order to enjoy the film. Everyone should also remember that the writing is almost always sub-par. That being said, this movie should be seen within the Godzilla standard of films. *I can say the same about Star Wars films.
Anyone that has every watched a Godzilla movie within its classical format should expect to go, "Yeah yeah, aliens, vengeful scientist, whatever, get to the battle." Anyone that expects more is deceiving themselves. One of the greatest parts about this film is that it didn't fall victim to one of the greatest anime failings ever which is breaking its own rules. This anime interpretation presented some outlandish laws on nature and space and time, but it then continued with those rules, no matter how crazy they are. Which, if you're accepting a giant, atomic-breath wielding monster, you should be ready for some craziness, especially when it's from a series containing an enemy that was friggin Mothra back in the day.
So go into this movie knowing and accepting it for what it is. Do that and you'll have fun. That is why I did not rank it higher though
Because it's a movie that you have to step into the Godzilla universe and know that the first half is basically skip-worthy, it doesn't deserve a 10. Within the universe...without revealing spoilers, I was on the edge of my seat with excitement over just how over-the-top they made Godzilla. He's nearly a demi-god in his own right. So that just made me excited beyond my initial response of telling people, "I'm happy. Can you tell I'm happy? Because I'm happy. This makes me happy. I'm happy."
Speaking to my previous asterisk:
*(This part might end in me being called a heretic) Star Wars movies are fun but, let's face it, they're not the greatest when it comes to writing, directing, and acting (with obvious highlights). No one can tell me that Mark Hamill was a good actor, especially in Episode IV. I can, however, accept it within an incredibly intriguing universe that overcomes Leia's spoiler-free, space, force shenanigans in Episode VIII.
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