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Shin Godzilla (2016)

Shin Gojira (original title)
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Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

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Yutaka Takenouchi ...
Hideki Akasaka
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Kayoko Ann Patterson
Ren Ôsugi ...
Prime Minister Seiji Okochi
Akira Emoto ...
Ryuta Azuma
Kengo Kôra ...
Yusuke Shimura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mikako Ichikawa ...
Hiromi Ogashira, Deputy Director of Nature Conservation Bureau
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Masao Zaizen, Integrated Chief of Staff
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Saigo, Combat Leader
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Katayama, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Kozuka, Governor of Tokyo
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Yajima, Joint Staff Deputy
Kimiko Yo ...
Reiko Hanamori, Defense Minister
Takumi Saitô ...
Ikeda, Tank Captain
Takashi Fujiki ...
Tokyo Lieutenant Governor

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An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. All of the sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named "Godzilla".

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Nippon tai Gojira. (Reality versus fiction.) See more »


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29 July 2016 (Japan)  »

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$455,036 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$1,908,028 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Including Godzilla (1998), this is the 31st Godzilla film. See more »

Goofs

The drug that the government uses to kill Godzilla is described as something that will "disable his internal cooling system". After the drug is used at the end, Godzilla freezes. If the drug was supposed to disable his internal cooling system, it would have overheated him, not frozen him. See more »

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Prime Minister Seiji Okochi: There is no precedent.
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Follows All Monsters Attack (1969) See more »

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Composed by Akira Ifukube for "Terror of Mechagodzilla" (1975)
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Godzilla Resurgence (2016)
31 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't always check out the Japanese Godzilla films but I do love monster films and did think the trailer for this new re-imagining looked exciting. I know the Monster Universe in Hollywood is just taking off with a planned crossover between King Kong and Godzilla, so it was worth checking out what Japan was doing with Godzilla in the meantime. Overall, the film makes for an entertaining time. If you love Godzilla and are a die hard fan you will love this latest installment. There's enough in it to please the more casual fans.

The film is basically rebooting Godzilla's origins with its first attack on Japan. A mysterious gigantic sea creature emerges and starts wrecking havoc on the city. They soon realize that this creature morphs and evolves when it comes onto land and changes into different forms. The country tries to brace for disaster while trying to figure out ways to take out Godzilla. The new model for Godzilla looks really cool. He looks ridiculous at first, almost cartoony, when he first comes out of the water. We get more of Godzilla in this than say the 2014 film and get to see much more of what he's capable of.

The real negative of the film is the various lengthy human characters and their winding plots. There are too many generals and officials discussing what to do and it can't really avoid being tedious. Its expected, monster movies can't go all out with the majority of the screen time dedicated to big monster action but this film spends a lot of time on the human element. While the film doesn't shy away from showing Godzilla in action, its hampered by a lot of what's going on everywhere else as well.

The CG at times does not look that great, especially with Godzilla at first coming out of the water and some of the damage done to the city. It makes sense since the budget for this film wasn't too high (at least not by Hollywood standard). Its not always bad as some of the scenes with Godzilla destroying Japan are done really well. Overall, the film is far from perfect butt definitely will please the fans who came in knowing exactly what they are looking for. The ending and final battle is also interesting and I've got to say my interest is piqued for a sequel.

7/10


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