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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla 2000, an excellent godzilla movie!!!!
Godzilla, my all time favourite monster has been redesigned for this millenium series. Personally I am one of those who didnt appreciate the horrible hollywood version, so for those who want to forget that movie, I recommend you watch this Godzilla movie, the original japanese Godzilla.

The special effects are superb and Godzilla looks very different since the...
Published on 28 May 2008 by B. Mustafa

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good film, terrible DVD release.
Godzilla returns to Japan and in no time buildings are being destroyed and there's a UFO polluting the air with its poisonous fumes. Not only that, but aliens intend to take over the world with a monster created from Godzilla's self-regenerating body cells.

After the awful US version, any Godzilla film was going to look like a masterpiece by comparison. This...
Published on 13 Aug 2010 by StormSworder


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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good film, terrible DVD release., 13 Aug 2010
Godzilla returns to Japan and in no time buildings are being destroyed and there's a UFO polluting the air with its poisonous fumes. Not only that, but aliens intend to take over the world with a monster created from Godzilla's self-regenerating body cells.

After the awful US version, any Godzilla film was going to look like a masterpiece by comparison. This is quite an enjoyable entry in the series. It doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is - a monster stomp-about - and Godzilla has a new design and looks meaner than ever. The film does suffer from some pacing problems. After a series of exciting early scenes, nothing much happens until later on when the, admittedly interesting, alien monster appears.

What really ruined my enjoyment of this film were the abominable english subtitles. They are so badly translated it's often impossible to take the dialogue seriously. There are such gems as "the weapon can punctual Godzilla's thick hide" and "a new empire will be borned". If you think they're bad, there's worse. Some of the subtitles make no sense at all. Added to that is a wobbly picture which makes the film look like it was recorded off some bootleg/pirate video cassette version. The film itself is a promising start to a new Godzilla era, but this DVD release leaves a lot to be desired.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla returns but no-one really notices, 11 May 2012
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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It's hard to believe there could be a worse Godzilla film than Godzilla 2000: Millennium, a reboot that heralded the beginning of the third series of films in 1999 with the big feller back on the bad guy team and returning to 2.35:1 widescreen after the second series was shot in 1.85. Sadly, that's about all the film gets right. It's almost as if there was no-one left at Toho who could remember how they were made. Godzilla gets a new look - not only is he toothier and thicker-necked but this is the first film where he is actually green (he's gray in the others) - but nothing as drastic as the gila monster makeover Hollywood gave him. He's still recognisably Godzilla, but without any of the old magic. A big part of the blame comes down to the man inside the suit, Tsutomu Kitagawa, whose movements are unconvincing - he just moves like a guy trying to walk normally in a big rubber suit - and who brings no personality whatsoever to Gojira.

At least he gets a great entrance, attacking a lighthouse in an homage to The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, the lighthouse keeper following a boat that appears at his window to reveal it's firmly clenched between the big feller's jaws a hundred feet or so in the air. There are some fairly good moments in the early scenes as he makes his presence felt in the neighborhood, but after the buildup he's quickly forgotten. No-one really seems that bothered by Godzilla's reappearance, not because he's gone on the rampage so many times it's no longer newsworthy (which might have been an interesting angle to pursue) but because the film can't summon up much energy about anything. Even the human story is only sketchily filled in, more one suspects out of disinterest than an attempt at subtlety. We know so little about the plot, characters or context that it's a bit like coming into a serial after missing the first two or three chapters and having to pick it up as you go.

As is all too often the case, Godzilla's little more than an aside for most of the film. Instead, everyone seems to be more concerned by a 60 million year old meteorite raised from the ocean surface that reveals a solar-powered spacecraft with an eye on polluting the atmosphere to make Earth a habitable colony. There are a few potentially interesting ideas: the ship is pretty much the Millennium Bug personified with rather cool electronic tendrils that can only be seen through special lenses, while the Godzilla Prediction Network - the monster version of storm chasers - are a neat spin on the usual Toho heroes that offer a poorly executed Scooby Gang element to the proceedings. But there's no weight to it, just tedium and half-developed ideas en route to the inevitable monster showdown with an alien creature partially created by Godzilla's self-healing body cells. That wouldn't be so bad if it had a sense of fun, but that's even more conspicuous by its absence.

While there's a brief moment when things look like they might rally when Akira Ifukube's classic Godzilla theme gets an airing and there's one impressive image of a mushroom cloud of smoke enveloping the top of a skyscraper after an explosion, the action scenes are static and completely uninvolving, shot in a matter-of-fact fashion that lends them neither credibility or excitement. Despite a few encouraging early shots, Takao Okawara's direction is resoundingly flat and lifeless, while the sporadic CGI is nothing to write home about (rest assured, most of the action is men in suits crushing toy tanks and balsa wood buildings). Of the cast only Hiroshi Abe's second male lead stands out, and for all the wrong reasons: standing still while doing an impersonation of a stern Gregory Peck no matter what the circumstances works for him, so he does it for the duration of the movie until making a brief, disastrous foray into changing his expression in his last scene. If he could summon up the enthusiasm, Clive Owen would be proud of the sheer dedicated monotony he brings to the screen.

It's no surprise that this was cut for export (the shorter dubbed US version has a bit more explanation of what's going on): the less than entirely successful but still much-maligned American movie was much better than this. Dispiriting stuff.

Sony's US Region 1 NTSC DVD is the shorter dubbed version (no Japanese soundtrack option) with audio commentary by the team behind the American re-edit, US trailer and behind the scenes footage. The only way to see the uncut version at present is to track down the Hong Kong DVD, which includes English subtitles - but only on the Cantonese soundtrack.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla 2000, an excellent godzilla movie!!!!, 28 May 2008
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B. Mustafa "yamcha" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Godzilla, my all time favourite monster has been redesigned for this millenium series. Personally I am one of those who didnt appreciate the horrible hollywood version, so for those who want to forget that movie, I recommend you watch this Godzilla movie, the original japanese Godzilla.

The special effects are superb and Godzilla looks very different since the showa and heisei series, but its still the same guy in the monster suit that destroys buildings and everything else quite frankly.

His opponent in this starts out to be a six hundred pound rock (alien species naturally) and then morphs into a Biollante sort monster. While some of the film drags, the monster scenes are fantastic and the climatic showdown near the end is unmissable.

If your a Godzilla fan like me, theres only three words GO FOR IT!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Watchable, 1 Jun 2014
Not the best Godzilla movie although he looked pretty cool in this one.
the ufo effects are pretty awful like it had been drawn on the screen, but the monster at the end was very good.
The costumes and effects have improved slightly. But im a classics fan of the 6os and 70s Godzilla movies.
The best ones for me would be Godzillas vs megalon , GZ VS Gigan, GZ Vs Mechagodzilla, Son of Godzilla is hilarious,
Destroy all monsters is pretty good. Godzilla vs Kingkong has such awful effects but this makes the film better as we can
all have a laugh at the effects and kingkongs monkey suit to take are minds off the awful acting and dubbing.Ebriah horror
of the deep has a very funny dance contest at the beginning not to be missed the rest of that movie is ok Godzilla fights the giant
crab/prawn guy and Mothra lives on that island too. As the later 2000s Godzilla movies go I really enjoyed Godzilla Final Wars it had pretty much all the monsters in it. Plenty of monster action some good effects and some superhuman mutants. Plenty of action
and some great comedy in that one. Especially Miller Godzilla's son looks hilarious.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not in Japanese, 10 Jan 2013
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Neither the audio, nor the subs, in its original Japanese language. There's not a single decent extra that justifies its bought. A pitty of an edition.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not the best example of the series, 8 Feb 2008
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Adam Benyon (soton, uk) - See all my reviews
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as far as i judge godzilla films, this is one of the weakest of all, simply because it feels lazy compared to the madcap effects of the earlier titles such as "destroy all monsters" and "godzilla v mechagodzilla", and hasn't the plot and intensity of newer examples including "godzilla v megaguiras" and "final wars". t falls into the nothing category of the genre, likely treated as an attempt to whet tastebuds for the later titles, but feels rushed in production and poor in dialogue. i found this film in a bargain bin, and with hindsight, that is exactly where it belonged.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love him or Hate him, 10 May 2013
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Godzilla, what can I say, he's great, I love him. The films are all amazing. Not to everyone's taste, but that's life.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Go Godzilla, 24 Oct 2004
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I highly recommend this film for Takao okawara(director)did a good job.This film kicks off a whole new sereis of Godzilla films because our radioactive reptile even looks different!So watch our favorite monster kick a nasty monsters but.Go Godzilla!
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