Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.
In the distant future, humans are declared "illegal residents" and hunted to near extinction by murderous robots. One day, a group of human scavengers come across a strange man named Killy, who may be the key to humanity's survival.
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.
The monster cameos seen in the flashback montage mark the first time Dogora (from Dogora (1964)) and Dagahra (from Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)) have appeared in a Godzilla movie. The monster Orga also makes his first appearance in a film since Godzilla 2000 (1999). The Servum is a new kind of monster introduced in this film. See more »
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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(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) See more »
Good Enough For Godzilla Fans - Might Be Bad For Others
Beautiful animation and epic, well directed, action sequences combined with terrible writing and unbelievably thick exposition, creates an interesting futuristic take on the Godzilla story. I'll skip a story synopsis since IMDb has the plot up already. Being a big fan of Godzilla, I did enjoy most of the film, I loved the animation style, the environments are beautiful and the model for Godzilla is similar to newer films and still bad ass. The fiery action sequence were engaging and intense, though there wasn't as much as I would have hoped. With those good aspects in mind, lets talk about the bad, and some of it was REALLY bad.
The writing in this film is very bad, much like many Godzilla stories, but this one was bad for a different reason, exposition.... LOTS of exposition. Exposition is necessary for films but in this film, nearly ALL dialogue is explaining things. Many times 20 seconds into the explanation, I understood the idea/plan and found myself wanting them to shut up after 15 minutes of exposition, and move on. When planning attacks, I again understood the plan in 20 seconds in and waited several more agonizing minutes while waiting for the admittedly great action sequences. This film is filled to the brim with painful exposition related dialog that almost made me fast-forward through it.
All in all a cool first film with upcoming parts, most Godzilla fans will enjoy the effort here, while non-fans might not like it.
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