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
Originally Gorosaurus was on the original roster of monsters to appear during pre-production announcements (along with King Ghidorah by name.) The original roster included Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, Gigan, King Ghidorah, Manda, Kumonga, Kamacurus, Minya, King Caesar, Ebirah, Hedorah and Gorosaurus. However, Toho had reacquired the rights from the 1998 Godzilla film and decided to switch out Gorosaurus (who would have instead fought Godzilla in Sydney) with Zilla. See more »
In the non-dubbed version Captain Gordon speaks only English, everyone else speaks only Japanese, yet they all seem to understand each other and carry on with no explanation given or acknowledgment of the fact that they are speaking different languages. See more »
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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The film opens with the old "TohoScope" Toho logo (which was used in Toho's widescreen films from 1957 to the mid-60s). See more »
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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