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zjpg29| Godzilla - Final Wars
Japan, Australia, China 2004
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Screenplay: Ryûhei Kitamura, Isao Kiriyama
Producer: Shogo Tomiyama
Cast: Don Frye, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatô Ibu, Shigeru Izumiya, Rei Kikukawa
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Running Time: 125
Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, French
Studio:  Sony Pictures DVD Region:  99 PG-13
DVD Release:  Dec 2005 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Ah, the Kamakaras! What? Oh, you don’t know the name Kamakaras? It is a praying mantis, but considerably larger — gargantuan! Yea, I love the praying mantis!

Here in this film you have most of the monsters you have come to except, even one at the end that is sorta fashioned from “Alien,” a film directed by Ridley Scott, but is transformed into…I will let you see the film instead of giving it away! Oh yes, the 1998 film “Godzilla” directed by Roland Emmerich, has their monster and a funny line is said about it at the end of that scene!

The film itself is campy, but I can tell the special effects are quite a bit different from the 1954 version that started the world of Godzilla (now he even has a star on a sidewalk beside all the other stars in Hollywood!) Most of the acting is graded Z, bottom of the list, but I just want to see Godzilla, and not the actors per se (Godzilla 2014 is noteable exeption to this rule).

~ kevin

Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project and costliest adventure to date out of 28 films. Earth has been relatively peaceful since Godzilla was successfully buried deep in ice beneath the South Pole. Then - sometime a few years hence-several of his old nemeses return to wreak havoc on cities worldwide. A huge spaceship suddenly appears and neutralizes all the monsters in a blink. The visitors are "Xiliens," who take human form and announce they would like to negotiate a peace treaty that would replace the United Nations with a "United Universe". They are indeed too good to be true, however. It doesn't take long before their nefarious real purpose is exposed - conquering Earth. Greatly outmatched, Earth officials decide to de-freeze Godzilla as man's only hope to vanish the invaders, as well as the monsters they control. Only trouble is Godzilla is still mad at man for freezing him in the first place.

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