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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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Godzilla returns - destroying the city of Nemuro in Japan. 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:

Toho Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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User Reviews

 
Pays tribute to the big guy's history while ushering in a new age
10 May 2008 | by mastrmebSee all my reviews

In truth, I was planning on coming here and stating how disappointed I was in this movie the second time around . . .

HOWEVER, that was before the movie ended. This may be the only Godzilla film I've seen thus far where I've enjoyed the later half more than the beginning, but I have reasons for that. Firstly, in the old movies, Godzilla didn't normally appear until the second half, allowing for background information and characters to develop. This film introduces him right away, and I believe that is so the on screen characters can begin their study and dissection of Godzilla on a scientific level (which is a "no-no." Godzilla is not science).

Also, the first half of the film relies heavily on special effects, something I wouldn't recommend to any nation other than the U.S. (not because other nations are poor at producing good CG. It's just that America has such a reputation for "pretty colors"). Godzilla started as a guy in a rubber suit. Since then, the technique has greatly improved and I love it.

Anyways, after the halfway marker, the two monster begin their final battle which is as glorious as ever in any film. I highly enjoy the miniatures and models more than any CGI. I can't remember a Godzilla flick with more on-screen destruction, and in such a modernized Japan as well.

The very ending, I would also like to bring up, is very romanticized, exciting, and visionary. Probably my favorite ending of any Godzilla movie.

Finally, I want to mention the music. Most of the soundtrack doesn't really make an effect on me, and sometimes it even stole the mood away from what it should have been . . . but as I said before, I liked the ending. I even spied the theme song from the original 1954 "Gojira" in the ending credits (Cool!) as well as other familiar tunes which I couldn't forget.

I did, however, think that the acting could have done with some work. Otherwise, the storyline and ingenuity matched all previous film plot lines.

There will always be fans of Godzilla, and from what I've seen there is only room for improvement.


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