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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (original title)
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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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Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers:

Isao Kiriyama (screenplay), Ryûhei Kitamura (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Matsuoka Masahiro Matsuoka ... Earth Defense Force Soldier Shin'ichi Ôzaki
Rei Kikukawa Rei Kikukawa ... UN Molecular Biologist Miyuki Otonashi
Don Frye Don Frye ... Douglas Gordon
Maki Mizuno Maki Mizuno ... Newscaster Anna Otonashi
Kazuki Kitamura ... The Controller of Planet X
Kane Kosugi ... M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama
Kumi Mizuno ... Earth Defense Force Commander Akiko Namikawa
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... UN Secretary General Naotarô Daigo
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Paleontologist Hachirô Jingûji
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... M-Unit Commanding Officer Kumasaka
Masami Nagasawa ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Ohtsuka Chihiro Ohtsuka ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Chihiro Ôtsuka)
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô ... Major Kita
Kenta Suga Kenta Suga ... Kenta Taguchi
Shigeru Izumiya 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:

Earth: Out-numbered, Out-monstered, Out-done. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan | Australia | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 December 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla: Final Wars See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 191,238,761 (Japan), 5 December 2004, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,167,302
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (International Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On 29 November 2004, on the same day that Godzilla got his highly publicized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (#2270), this film made its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater, making this the first time that a Japanese-made Godzilla film made its premiere outside Japan (where the film was released on 4 December 2004). 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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Connections

Follows Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Godzilla's Coming To Town!!
("Gojira ga Machi ni Yattekuru'!!")
Performed by Bank$ Feat. Halcali
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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
13 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

50th anniversary and last film for at least a decade. This movie really does have it all. That is also its biggest flaw, but still. We have mutant humans, aliens are back, and almost every monster that has ever graced the cinematic screen. The world has united to help fight monsters, which seem to appear all the time. This really goes back to the trashier, but no less fun, entries from the 70's. It was great to see so many monsters, though some of them are dispensed with much too quickly. That was OK in the case of the films major highlight, seeing Godzilla take on Zilla, a monster that looks like the 1998 Hollywood Godzilla. It was a nice little touch for the fans. The film does try too hard to be a bit of everything, such as having a subplot involving a young boy, his grandfather and Minilla, which really goes nowhere. With so many monsters, there is also not much human interaction. This is certainly a great entry in terms of fun.


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