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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
"Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki" (original title)

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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.



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Takashi Nishina ...
AD Aki Maruo
Kaho Minami ...
SDF Intelligence Capt. Kumi Emori
Shin'ya Ohwada ...
SDF L:t. Gen. Katsumasa Mikumo
Kunio Murai ...
SDF HQ Secretary Masato Hinogaki
Yutaka Hirose
Shingo Katsurayama ...
SDF Intelligence Maj. Tokihiko Kobayakawa
Toshikazu Fukawa ...
Adjutant Miyashita
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet
Nobuaki Kakuda ...
Commanding Sector officer (as Nobuo Kakuda)
Takafumi Matsuo ...
Mototsu Station police officer


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15 December 2001 (Japan)  »

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Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Daikaiju Sogougeki  »

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JPY 1,200,000,000 (estimated)

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it's got soul
18 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I jumped into this fully prepared to be unimpressed, but it just blasted away my cynicism shield with atomic breath. Basically, it's notable because it's more or less the first Godzilla since the 60s that isn't just schlock. Don't get me wrong, a lot of them were FUN schlock, but watching them is a constant battle against tired conventions and wooden, disposable cipher characters just to get to the monsters; the effect was almost that of a TV series. Here, the franchise's time-honored B movie charm is still in full swing, but the characters are likable and warm rather than empty and maudlin, the humor's on point, the sense of terror and awe is back when it counts, and the plot glides along purposefully between the action (of which there is a lot). It's a perfect balance--in a word, Godzilla finally got cinematic again here.

There's some ropey early 2000s CGI here and there, but it's forgivable because it's never really the highlight--the emphasis is always on the rubbery, physical heart of the franchise. The monsters are striking--still obviously artificial, but intricate, sinister and animated like they came out of some opera. Even if the designs sucked, it's what's done with them that makes them work: the camera constantly emphasizes scale with its placement of people and props during the battles, so the sense of destruction is always palpable. It's also the first Godzilla film I've seen since the first one to even try to do anything unique with Japan's geography, with its steep green prefecture roads, misty forests and valleys. Along with having some actual character arcs you care about, the effect is a complete and effective movie rather than some monster fights linked by dead-eyed exposition.

Although the film is held in fairly high esteem, some hardcore Godzilla fans will have their gripes. The plot involves mysticism rather than warmed over 60s science fiction. Godzilla's eyes are "too white". They might not like certain monsters being "underpowered" or "overpowered" (what is this, a video game?). Whatever. People who care about that stuff aren't watching movies correctly. This is one of the four or five things you need to see before you dismiss movies about guys in rubber suits; and if you do dismiss them, you're not watching movies right either.

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