Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku. Written by
Four Godzilla suits were made for this movie, and the main suit had an animatronic inside the head to make Godzilla's head and mouth move. There was also an oxygen hose that can be attached to part of the tail so that actor Tsutomu Kitagawa could breathe. But Kitagawa stated that despite these advantages, "playing Godzilla is not for someone who is claustrophobic." Kitagawa, a veteran Japan Action Club (JAC) stuntman who did stunts for the Blue Rangers in Toei's Super Sentai Series (featured as Dynaman (1988) and "Power Rangers" in the US) plays Godzilla for the first time in this film. See more »
When Orga hits Godzilla in the head the camera zooms in right after the hit to see Godzilla recoil. In the shot Orga's hand is not present even thought the previous shot doesn't show Orga lower his hand. See more »
Did you see that flying rock? It was unbelievable!
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Over the closing shot of Godzilla blowing up Shinjuku, a green "THE END" is superimposed, with a red question mark that appears over between the two words. (Theatrical US version only) See more »
It has a good enough story, a great enemy, and good enough special effects. If you own this on DVD and you live in the USA, then please watch it on the "Audio Commentary". It will change your view of the movie. Plus it's a great come back against "Godzilla (1998)" which disgraced Godzilla. If you are a big Godzilla Fan, I fully recommend this film to you. It's a great start to begin the Millennium series which also has some really good films, among my favorite.
Anyway, I give this film an A-. If you watch it with the "Audio Commentary", you will too.
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