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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Gojû-nen no Rekishi ga Owaru. (The 50-Year History Comes to an End.) 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)  »

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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

Actress Tomoe Shinohara, who played the girl in the hostel and hospital scenes in "Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki" appears in this film portraying herself in the TV talk show scene. She's identified by a name tag on the table. See more »

Goofs

The New York cop's mouth and speech are badly mismatched. This is because actor Mick Preston used the F-word repeatedly during filming and was later required to dub over his original dialog with less-offensive language. Viewers can still see him mouthing the F-word in certain shots. See more »

Quotes

[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

After Godzilla and his son wade off into the sea with a final roar, the title monster's name appears on screen one last time. The ending credits themselves play over various scenes from the movie, including some that were deleted or removed from the finished cut. These include Mothra flying back to her home island, Hedorah the smog monster with some brief city destruction, more lead up to Ozaki making his way too Douglas Gordan, a fight between Kazama and Kumasaka in the news room, a new shot of King Caesar running, and several different shots of Godzilla. The credits fade to black with the sound of the original Godzilla roar signaling the end. See more »

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Soundtracks

Rudezilla Mix
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User Reviews

Wow
30 November 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I think there is a tendency with hardcore Kaiju fans to forget that these movies should not be taken so seriously. They are never executed to perfection. There are always plot holes. There is always some sub-par acting. Some of the special effects always look a little weak. Get over it.

I also attended the world premier of Final Wars, and I would say this has to be the most exciting of them all. It takes a very similar sci-fi angle to Godzilla vs. Monster Zero and adds a dash of Matrix stylization while constantly bombarding you with fantastic Kaiju fight scenes.

I am not sure that "Final Wars" will see the same shelf-life as some of the older classic Godzilla flicks due to the fact that it is so action-oriented. This film is definitely not going to get the camp appreciation that so many older films do. However, if you are a Godzilla fan and want to see some absolutely fantastic battles along side an entertaining sci-fi plot, you will really enjoy this film.


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