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Godzilla 2000 (1999)

Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (original title)
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Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

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Takao Okawara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Prof. Yuji Shinoda
Hiroshi Abe ... Mitsuo Katagiri
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Yuki Ichinose
Mayu Suzuki Mayu Suzuki ... Io Shinoda
Shirô Sano ... Prof. Shiro Miyasaka
Takeshi Ôbayashi Takeshi Ôbayashi
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki
Sakae Kimura
Bengaru Bengaru
Ken'ichi Nagira Ken'ichi Nagira
Ken'ichi Ishii Ken'ichi Ishii
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Military Man
Yoshiyuki Omori Yoshiyuki Omori
Masahiko Nishimura
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Storyline

Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku. Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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Plot Keywords:

godzilla | ufo | orga | kaiju | monster | See All (16) »

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This year forget the Y2K bug... Prepeare for the G2K bug... Coming to theaters on August 18th See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for monster violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Toho Co.

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla 2000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,407,720, 20 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,037,390, 10 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,522,891
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tagline of the film is "let's get ready to crumble" a play on the line used in the boxing/WWE/MMA world namely "let's get ready to rumble" See more »

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Customer 1: Ahh, this damn teriyaki is cold again.
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a monster movie ne plus ultra review
28 August 2000 | by robotman-2See all my reviews

This is the latest in the Toho Films series, and it should be noted that this movie is a GODZILLA movie, a genre unto itself. Not only is it an intelligent film, with likeable characters ( the Godzilla Prediction Unit is great, in the enthusiasm of scientists trying to understand Godzilla as a force of nature; besides that, who wouldn't want to be part of the GDU and have that cool Godzilla logo on the side of their transport vehicle? ) and a truly kinetic, enthusiastic script by Hiroshi Kashiwabara and Wataru Mimura--the most telling line of dialogue in the movie, which could be used to describe the love and respect the writers have, occurs when a television reporter comments that the entire proceeding is "like something out of a 1950s science fiction film."

And that is the point of this movie, to remind every one of us who grew up on monster movies that in the midst of all the ALIEN-stylized cinematic drool, that the giant UFO perched menacingly over Tokyo, shimmering with mysterious electronic pulsations while Godzilla ( with an underwater swimming scene for Godzilla that is priceless) stomps in for a classic samauri-like duel with the alien craft and its occupant, with all the Man In Suit and b-movie special effects you can stand, is the reason why many of us "creature feature" lovers continue going to the movies TODAY, because we're looking for something like GODZILLA 2000. A movie crafted with exquisite passion and respect, both for its subject and for its audience.

Go see this movie in a theatre, or be sorry you didn't. Thrill to the magnificent musical score (the best I've heard in a film this year), and the superior direction that provides Godzilla with power and heroism (yes, heroism; Godzilla's reasons for alternately destroying Tokyo, but fighting against alien forces to save it, demonstrates what all us monster freaks know: Godzilla is intelligent, and has his reasons). I dare you to go and see Godzilla blast away with his atomic breath and not be ready to come up out of your seat with joy. This movie is undiluted greatness, from beginning to end.


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