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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
"Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S." (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  13 December 2003 (Japan)
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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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Noboru Kaneko ...
Yoshito Chûjô
Miho Yoshioka ...
Pilot Azusa Kisaragi
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Mechagodzilla Operator Kyôsuke Akiba
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô (Linguist / Yoshito's father)
Akira Nakao ...
Premier Hayato Igarashi
Kôichi Ueda ...
General Dobashi
Kô Takasugi ...
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Chihiro Ohtsuka ...
Takeo Nakahara ...
JSDF Chief Hitoyanagi
Norman England ...
Sgt Woodyard
Naomasa Musaka ...
Gorô Kanno
Yumiko Shaku ...
Yûsuke Tomoi ...
Taigi Kobayashi
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Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, Godzilla is once again on the rampage, and Mechagodzilla is Japan's only defense. Written by Oliver Chu

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In this film, Hiroshi Koizumi reprises his role of Professor Shin'ichi Chûjô from the original Mothra (1961), which he starred in 40 years earlier. See more »

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After the final credits, its is revealed that an unnamed lab is ready to create ANOTHER Godzilla clone. See more »

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Follows Godzilla 1985 (1984) See more »

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One of the big feller's best
17 July 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

2003's Godzilla Tokyo SOS, part of the third wave of Godzilla flicks, returns the Big Guy to his mean city stomping roots (no sappy protector of Japan stuff here) in a surprisingly well directed number with some superb visuals, is much more successful and one of the most exciting in the series. The film hits the ground running with a great opening that sees a jet chasing an unidentified flying object hidden in the clouds, with only a giant beating wing dimly visible, before setting out its stall as a direct if somewhat belated sequel to Mothra Vs. Godzilla. The attempt to impose a moral dilemma on the narrative doesn't really work because it's so confused: unless Godzilla's bones, used to build the giant MechaGodzilla robot to defend Japan, are returned to the sea, Mothra will attack Japan. If they do, Mothra will defend Japan from Godzilla. Naturally they don't listen, only for Mothra to end up defending Tokyo anyway when Godzilla attacks… Go figure.

There are plenty of nice touches, including having the showdown in a part of Tokyo that still hasn't been rebuilt after Godzilla's last rampage, the first full appearance of Mothra amid falling peony blossoms is a strikingly beautiful piece of imagery, and best of all, not only is Godzilla back to his old badass self but the singing Japanese fairy girls are back. With particularly good special effects and action sequences, it's a highly enjoyable addition to the canon.


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