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
On 15 July 1999, Toho broadcast two hours of the film's production on the Internet. The scene being prepared and filmed was where Godzilla smashes his way through Shinjuku (probably in the scene where he prepares to fight the Gigantic UFO). This was also the first time people got to see the new Godzilla suit, just a day before the press presented more official photos of it. See more »
When Shinoda is reading the magazine article about Godzilla, we see a very blurry close-up picture of Godzilla's mouth with lights shining on it. This suggests that it's one of the pictures Yuki took in the tunnel when she was very close to Godzilla and the lights on Shinoda's car were shining on his face. However, the movie has already established that the film negatives were ruined by Godzilla's radiation. See more »
[after Godzilla destroys Orga]
Boy, that's ironic. It woke up after 60 million years, and then Godzilla destroyed it the very next day.
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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 »
I was fortunate enought to see the original Japanese version of Godzilla 2000. I have to say that this is The Best Godzilla Movie Of All Time. Instead of the futuristic technologies of the Heisei series (maser tanks, mechas and ESP), G2K presents more or less ordinary Japanese life. The only thing slightly futuristic in the movie are the JSDF's Full Metal Missiles (and the UFO itself).
I loved the human cast. G2K will be the second movie that I loved which has a human cast I enjoyed watching, the other being "Gamera: Guardian of the Universe". Katagiri and Shinoda shined throughout. Yuki Ichinose and Io Shinoda are just as good to. One of my favorite scenes with the humans is Io and Shinoda giving Yuki the runaround in their little headquarters (a scene deleted from the American version, I believe). The Godzilla Prediction Network is very well thought-out organisation. Shame they don't really exist ^_^*
MireGoji (the fan name for the 2000 suit) is one of the best G-suits in existence. The new dorsal plates are just great, especially as they light up. They seem to heat up from the inside, rather than flash. The new heat beam is just marvellous. Shame Goji lost the ability to blink.
The UFO and Orga are one of the greatest enemies Goji's had yet. Shame Orga didn't get much to do. However, his destruction was new and refreshing.
The special effects are fantastic. It's so relieving to see missiles hit their target. The CGI shots are great. My favorites are the shot of Goji swimming underwater and the tracking shot of the Full Metal Missiles under the bridge. The music by Takayuki Hattori is also fabuluous.
To sum up: GOJIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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