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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
"Gojira: Fainaru uôzu" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  4 December 2004 (Japan)
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Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Matsuoka ...
Earth Defense Force Soldier Shin'ichi Ôzaki
Rei Kikukawa ...
UN Molecular Biologist Miyuki Otonashi
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Maki Mizuno ...
Newscaster Anna Otonashi
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The Controller of Planet X
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M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama
Kumi Mizuno ...
Earth Defense Force Commander Akiko Namikawa
Akira Takarada ...
UN Secretary General Naotarô Daigo
Kenji Sahara ...
Paleontologist Hachirô Jingûji
Masakatsu Funaki ...
M-Unit Commanding Officer Kumasaka
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Chihiro Ohtsuka ...
Wataru Shihôdô ...
Major Kita
Kenta Suga ...
Kenta Taguchi
Shigeru Izumiya ...
Samon Taguchi
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Storyline

When the aliens Xilians invade Earth, they release monsters to destroy the big cities. The Earth Defense Force formed by mutants is incapable to defeat the creatures. Commander Douglas Gordon decides to unleash Godzilla that has been trapped for many years to fight against the monsters. Godzilla becomes the last hope on Earth to vanquish the evil aliens and the powerful Gigan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Saraba, Gojira! (Farewell, Godzilla!) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla: Final Wars  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 2,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$293,970 (Japan) (10 December 2004)

Gross:

$2,251,287 (Japan) (31 December 2004)
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Trivia

This is the first time that Mothra was Godzilla's ally since Destroy All Monsters (1968). See more »

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If you turn on the English Subtitles while watching the Movie in English you get two different stories. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Wars and pollution, relentless fighting and environmental destruction, have all awakened vicious monsters. Humankind therefore joins forces with one another in order to drive off the monsters, instead of killing each other. Thus, the Earth Defense Force is born. Meanwhile, a new race of humans with supernatural abilities, called mutants, was discovered around the globe. The Earth Defense Force gathers them and puts them into a league called the M Organization. Their greatest enemy ...
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the old "TohoScope" Toho logo (which was used in Toho's widescreen films from 1957 to the mid-60s). See more »


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User Reviews

 
Wonderful update of a played-out franchise
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this and it was a ton of fun. A great music-video-style update of the classic Godzilla movies with jazzy editing, fast-paced fight scenes and colorful FX. Kind of like what 28 Days Later did for zombie movies -- speed everything up and add a modern, irreverent look and attitude.

It's very much a Kitamura movie. If you liked Versus or Aragami, I think you'd like this too, even if kaiju battles aren't normally your thing.

Of course, if you're an old-school Godzilla purist and just want more of the same, you might not enjoy Final Wars as much as me. That said, there are a lot of in-jokes for fans and plot references to the older movies (particularly Destroy All Monsters).


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