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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Godzilla: Monster Planet (original title)
A desperate group of refugees attempts to recolonize Earth 20,000 years after Godzilla took over, but one young man wants revenge above all else.

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Gen Urobuchi (original story), Gen Urobuchi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamoru Miyano ... Haruo Sakaki (voice)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Metphies (voice)
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ... Yuko Tani (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita ... Martin Lazzari (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Adam Bindewald (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu (voice)
Daisuke Ono ... Eliott Leland (voice)
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ... Rilu-Elu Belu-be (voice)
Ken'yû Horiuchi Ken'yû Horiuchi ... Unberto Mori (voice)
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ... Halu-Elu Dolu-do (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Endurph (voice)
Kanehira Yamamoto Kanehira Yamamoto ... Takeshi J. Hamamoto (voice)
Shinya Takahashi Shinya Takahashi ... Jack O'Sullivan (voice)
Tomisaburô Horikoshi Tomisaburô Horikoshi ... Daichi Tani (voice)
Junichi Yanagita ... Marco Ghione (voice)
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Storyline

Years into the future and the human race has been defeated several times by the new ruling force of the planet: "kaijus". And the ruler of that force is Godzilla, The King of the Monsters. Humanity is in such defeat, plans to leave the planet have been made, and several people have been chosen to look at a new planet to see if it is inhabitable. Realizing it's not, though, the human race resorts to plan B: to defeat Godzilla and take back their planet.

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Who will be ruined, Human or Godzilla.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 103,394,314 (Japan), 19 November 2017
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As revealed by interviews published in late 2018, Toho specifically asked Polygon Pictures not to handle the anime trilogy as monster movies and to stay away from monster battles if possible. Their main intention was to bring in a new, mostly female crowd of moviegoers who would otherwise not be interested in monster films. Script writer Gen Urobuchi and director Hiroyuki Seshita are major monster film fans and wanted to stay close to Godzilla's roots, pit him against various other monsters and reference many of the classic films. Co-director Kôbun Shizuno, who never expressed interest in Godzilla, rejected these plans and proposed a new direction. He followed Toho's order to minimize the focus on the monsters, and even gave Godzilla a new type of energy blast ability, as he did not care for Godzilla's trademark ability to breathe radioactive fire. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Haruo Sakaki: The situation is dire, so I'll skip the pleasantries. I don't have an outlook for humanity's future, and I don't have enough of a strategy to estimate our chances of winning. However, I can say this. Those who didn't yield to Godzilla can proudly welcome another day. This is not only a battle to kill Godzilla. What we are about to fight is a humiliating future with no choice but to accept despair and resignation. If we can reject and fight that, we can once again dream of hope and pride. Just ...
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, a short scene explains the fate of Haruo and sets up the next installment in the series. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, the after-credits scene included a glimpse at MechaGodzilla. This was cut from Netflix's international release of the film. See more »

Connections

Followed by Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

White Out
(Anime Film "Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei" Theme Song)
Composer Masayuki Nakano (Boom Boom Satellites)
Arranger Masayuki Nakano (Boom Boom Satellites)
Performed by XAI
Lyrics by Sachiko Aoyama (Negoto)
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Excellent presentation of an ancient theme
19 January 2018 | by SnootzSee all my reviews

When we read these reviews we see a mixture of those greatly appreciative of this film, and those who consider it garbage. To the later I can only guess two things apply:

1) They are not aware this is PART 1 of the movie. More to come. 2) Some quite likely don't understand the Japanese mentality or the Godzilla mythos. In such case this will make no sense. Those who understand both Japanese cinema and the Godzilla mythos understood this film and rated it highly.

First regarding the film itself: animation was top-quality, with an excellent mix of anime and realism with computer graphics. The blend is fairly perfect, so much so that one forgets we are watching an animated film-- until something strikes us as particularly well-done.

The story line and plot-- and even the very final after-credits scene-- contrary to some claims makes perfect sense, is consistent and follows a logical flow. It is a well-done story... and I am very critical of films with lousy stories and plots. Of course to understand, one has to understand Godzilla. If one thinks Godzilla is just a "scary monster" or a dinosaur on steroids, they have no idea what Godzilla really is.

So considering the terrific animation, good voice-over acting, well-done story line and consistency with the Godzilla theme, we have a real kicker of a Godzilla movie... one of the best I've seen. I tend to be very critical of movies and don't cut them much slack in the case of sloppy production. This was done well and is definitely worth watching... unless of course, one understands zip about Godzilla. It does help to be acquainted with the concept going in.


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