In this direct sequel to the 1998 Godzilla movie, Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.
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Action | Adventure | Drama
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Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director: Takao Okawara
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Animation | Action | Adventure
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From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

Director: Yoshimitsu Banno
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space.

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Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich
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Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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To save the world, Mothra goes back in time in an attempt to defeat a younger King Ghidora.

Director: Okihiro Yoneda
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One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
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Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye
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 Dr. Nick Tatopoulos (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Mendel Craven / ... (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Randy Hernandez / ... (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Elsie Chapman / ... (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Monique DuPre (39 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 N.I.G.E.L. / ... (28 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Tony Hicks / ... (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
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In this direct sequel to the 1998 Godzilla movie, Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.

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The 3-part mini-series, "Monster Wars". was a direct homage to the Godzilla film, "Destroy All Monsters". See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla 1998 (2008) See more »

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Second review: better than the movie and other cartoon, but lacks enough 'Zilla action
31 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my second, more carefully constructed review for this series. As said, i won't cover the ground details as i did before, but offer a second opinion.

I still like this series, and I do think it's better than the movie, in that it has better, more believable characters, and Godzilla acts more like Godzilla than he did in the remake.

The main problem is that, in his own cartoon show, Godzilla is rarely seen, and often treated as a mere Deus Ex Machina!

Sure, there are some interesting monsters, and they get plenty of screen time, but most of them are just large insects, and any potential mystery about their appearance is ruined, since they usually are completely seen in the prologue before the opening credits.

And yes, the human characters are more than just cardboard cut outs, they earn our interest, and interact instead of just act towards each other. In other words, the almost exact opposite of the characters from the 70's Hanna-Barbara show (but even they had good intentions).

But, unfortunately, while the the humans and monsters are often interesting, the producers of the show forgot one thing: this is called "Godzilla: the Series", so why is it he only shows up twice an average episode?!? And when he does show up, its usually when he either makes his first appearance, gets injured, then comes back in at the end to kill the monster after the humans fail.

While the humans don't fail always, whatever plan they do have requires Godzilla uses him as a plot device, and without it, he probably wouldn't have shown up in the episode at all!

Its like in most of the Gamera (re: flying-turtle Godzilla knock-off) movies: Cool evil monster comes in, humans stare at it, Gamera comes in, get wounded, retreats, humans attempt to kill cool evil monster, fail, then either Gamera comes back and kills it himself or becomes integral to the human's attempts to kill it. (also, for fun, add in tiny short wearing children who are "friends of Gamera")

Basically, take this formula, replace the boring Japanese people with the interesting cartoon characters, take out the tiny-short wearing kids and put in NIck Tatopolous, and (this is the worst part) replace Gamera with Godzilla, and you have generally every episode of the series, though not as lame as the older gamera movies, but not as good as the recent ones.

also note: While Godzilla and Nick in the show have a relationship somewhat like Gamera had with whatever small kid he was saving, Godzilla is not under Nick's control. And while Godzilla does often protect Nick, it is often not his main reason for being in the story. Also, while Gamera mostly followed the kids, Godzilla and Nick often follow each other to wherever the story takes them.

However, the episodes where Godzilla is the center of attention are absolutely excellent! The episode where Godzilla is cloned, where he is being mind controlled, where Nick and Monique go inside him to stop a virus, are all great shows.

Especially great is the one where Godzilla meets up with another monster like him, and becomes a surrogate mate. That episode takes everything good about the series (character development and interaction, monster fights, and drama), and rolls it into a perfect episode. Heck, they even have a giant mutant turtle in that one! An obvious nod to Gamera, and a monster fight Kaiju fans would kill to see.

Overall, "Godzilla: the series" is good, a great improvement on the movie, and its worth seeing every episode, but it could have been great if only Godzilla himself were in it more.


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