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29th
JAN

Godzilla: Final Wars

Posted by Player under Foreign

Godzilla - Final WarsGodzilla is still the king of all monster movies, and in Final Wars, he is definitely back to save the earth again. This time aliens are threatening to level humanity back to the stone age and have unleashed various giant monsters to get the job done, but of course they did not expect Godzilla to wake up and do some destruction of his own.

Unlike other Godzilla movies where you sit through three fourths of the movie waiting for the star to show up, Final Wars actually manages to throw in some interesting action by the humans. In order to protect the world against monsters the Defense Force has banded together special mutants and trained them to be an elite fighting force. However when the aliens show up and end up controlling the special mutant army of humans, the earth is left defenseless. This is where Godzilla becomes their only choice. The human mutant fighting though is interesting to see, as clearly Final Wars borrows heavily from other Asian action films and even does some Matrix like action sequences. However, unlike the Matrix films, Final Wars was made with a smaller budget and it shows in some places. The main alien mothership’s orange background is just plain strange when compared to the black Matrix style cyberpunk look of the main alien character.

But the second half of the film is where Godzilla comes in and battles monster after monster and this is really why we watch Godzilla movies! One of the first monsters is in fact the lizard like Godzilla of the terrible American made Godzilla film. I guess the director could not resist making fun of the Roland Emerich film, and Godzilla quickly tosses aside the weak imposter Godzilla. After a few more monsters, the main monster shows up. A three headed dragon beast that manages to weaken Godzilla, but you all know who has to win this right?

While some younger movie fans may not understand what the Godzilla fascination is all about, true fans will appreciate Final Wars as one of the better Godzilla films and perhaps the last one to be made, as Godzilla is being retired.

4 out 5 stars

Reader's Comments

  1. Mark |

    “Unlike other Godzilla movies where you sit through three fourths of the movie waiting for the star to show up, Final Wars actually manages to throw in some interesting action by the humans.”

    Are you nuts? The scenes with the humans were consistently the worst scenes in this movie! Godzilla battling with the other monsters is the only reason to watch this film and to be perfectly honest those aren’t worth sitting through the wretched dialogue with the humans.

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