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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
"Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen" (original title)

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Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus.

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Cast overview:
Misato Tanaka ...
Kiriko Tsujimori
Shôsuke Tanihara ...
Hajime Kudo
Masatô Ibu ...
Motohiko Sugiura
Yuriko Hoshi ...
Yoshino Yoshizawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Takuji Miyagawa
Kôichi Ueda ...
Government Official
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Kid's TV Host
Yûsaku Yara ...
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Kôji Katô ...
Water department guy
Tsutomu Kitagawa ...
Minoru Watanabe ...
Megagirasu
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Godzilla returns to terrorize Japan! This time, however, Japan has two new weapons to defend themselves. The Gryphon, a high-tech ship, and the Dimension Tide, a device that creates artificial black holes! During a test of the Dimension Tide, eggs appear in the city of Shibuya and hatch into terrifying Meganurons! These creatures need water to grow and flood the city of Shibuya by breaking underground water veins. As they multiply and grow, they start to feed on the energy of humans. After gathering enough energy, they transform in to giant dragonfly monsters called Meganuras! And now they target Godzilla for energy to feed to the larva of their queen, which eventually hatches into the terrifying 60-meter Megaguirus who also begins to attack Godzilla for his energy. Now a 3-way battle between Godzilla, the Megaguirus, and humans begins! Will Godzilla win? Will humanity survive? Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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JPY 950,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Toho continued their tradition of casting actors from their science fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s. The character of Yoshino Yoshizawa is played by Yuriko Hoshi who had previously starred as Yoka in Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964) and as Naoko (a completely different character) in the sequel Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964). See more »

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The first use of Dimension Tide the singularity Godzilla looks straight up at it.Even though it is a direct hit then after detonation it is revealed he buried himself. See more »

Crazy Credits

A second ending begins at the end of the closing credits: At school, the little boy Jun had finished his bug collection, and his teacher tells him to put it back in his lab. Once he does just that, an earthquake shakes the school, and looking through the window in the school lab, Jun hears a familiar monster roar! See more »


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The Fury Of Godzilla
from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Composed by Akira Ifukube
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Just great!
4 November 2001 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Those disappointed by Toho's rather tepid effort of Godzilla 2000 will likely find redemption in Godzilla X Megaguirus. It corrects every flaw in G2K, and cuts some major technical ground with the series.

Masaaki Tezuka's direction is great, keeping the film moving at a frenetic pace and never letting it bog down in a single sequence. Michiru Oshima's score is great, far better than Takayuki Hattori's limp work on G2K. Kenji Suzuki creates the best special effects in the history of the franchise. The combinations of suitimation and CGI on display are sublime, rivaling Hollywood work, and the characters interact with Godzilla with greater complexity than ever before. The heroine actually rides Godzilla through the ocean in one scene!

Still, the movie has less realistic grit than Godzilla 2000 did, and the story and characters are much less engaging (with the exception of the heroine's revenge motive). The movie plays less like a sequel to the original and more like an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But that's not necessarily all bad.


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