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Gojira: kessen kidô zôshoku toshi (2018)

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.

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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)
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 / Munak (voice)
Kanehira Yamamoto Kanehira Yamamoto ... Takeshi J. Hamamoto (voice)
Reina Ueda Reina Ueda ... Maina (voice)
Ari Ozawa ... Miana (voice)
Junichi Yanagita Junichi Yanagita ... Marco Ghione (voice)
Haruki Ishiya Haruki Ishiya ... Josh Emerson (voice)
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Following their crushing defeat at the hands of Godzilla Earth, Haruo Sakaki and his allies encounter a mysterious aboriginal tribe descended from the humans left behind on Earth 20,000 years ago, and uncover a mechanized city-sized fortress formed from the long-lost anti-Godzilla weapon Mechagodzilla. Written by kingofthemonsters1995

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla 2: City on the Edge of Battle See more »

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1.78 : 1
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This film features Mechagodzilla, Godzilla's mechanical doppelganger that was first introduced in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), and made its most recent appearance in Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S. (2003). Mechagodzilla was originally a weapon constructed by alien invaders, but in subsequent films has typically been portrayed as a human-built weapon created to defend the human race from Godzilla and other monsters. The version of Mechagodzilla in this film combines both portrayals, with it being built by the Bilusaludo aliens but with the purpose of defending the Earth from Godzilla. See more »

Goofs

The characters reason that the Hotua tribe must stem from the human race since they closely resemble humans. This logic is undermined by the fact that in this universe, both the Bilusaludo and the Exif aliens also look just like humans apart from a few very minor differences. The Hotua don't look any more human than they do. See more »

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Yuko Tani: It feels like I'm about to go inside a monster.
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Followed by Gojira: hoshi wo kû mono (2018) See more »

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Decent, but ultimately lacking.
19 July 2018 | by CrabJuice83See all my reviews

(First ever review so bear with me)

I decided to write this review as I felt the 2 user reviews up at the moment were either a bit lacking, or just downright pointless.

I personally enjoyed it enough to give it a 6, but it's a soft 6 for me as there are plenty of "down" periods that felt a bit dragged out for me. I also think that the story was a bit lacking in places as well as some characters that felt underutilized. (The pacing may be redeemed once I've seen all 3 and then be able to judge it as a whole, but for now, it's a gripe I have with it as a stand-alone film)

The animation is still stellar and I really enjoy the whole mythos of man/humanoid vs giant world ending monster(s), I just wish this particular movie had either some more action to it, or that we got to explore the Houtua (the aboriginals Haruo met in the first film) a lot more, but maybe that's saved for the 3rd film.

At the end of the day, I feel like it's worth seeing if you like monster movies, and I'm looking forward to the conclusion in the 3rd film.

I hope I succeeded in giving people a bit more nuance to determine if they should give it a go, as I do feel there are redeemable qualities to the contained story of this trilogy.


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