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Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)

Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which 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
Don Frye ...
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 ...
Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Chihiro Ôtsuka)
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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Earth: Out-numbered, Out-monstered, Out-done. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

The film makes a reference to Gamera, the giant turtle monster from a competing film series, when the child playing with the monster toys yells "You loser!" at a turtle doll and throws it into the fireplace. See more »

Goofs

In the non-dubbed version Captain Gordon speaks only English, everyone else speaks only Japanese, yet they all seem to understand each other and carry on with no explanation given or acknowledgment of the fact that they are speaking different languages. 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 »

Connections

Follows Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Rise Up
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Didn't like the US Godzilla/Gojira?
7 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Neither did the makers of this movie ... that's why they took the US-Godzilla "for a ride here"! But that's not the only creature from the Gojira/Godzilla past that is brought back. I don't if every creature is on display here, that was in a previous movie, but there quite a few of them. So if you know your Gojira movies, you'll have plenty to enjoy from those "cameos" alone!

You might have guessed it already, but this movie doesn't take itself serious, too. It's a great fun ride and it never aims for anything else than this promise. And since it delivers on that promise/premise, it's a pretty good movie (for me at least)! You will even enjoy it, if you're not familiar with the back story of Gojira, just bare in mind, that this is mostly old-school effects (man in costume kind of effects, so to speak). There are occasionally a few CGI, but it's mostly old school. And that's the fun of it! So it just depends on your expectations, on how you'll like the movie ...


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