on 23 April 2008
This 2001 godzilla feature is a visually impressive and actionfest core Godzilla fans will love. However be prepared for this movie as Godzilla is no accidental hero in this one, he is proper mean and his eyes look so devilisly insane that you might think this is a different Godzilla altogether.
The main difference is that this Godzilla is seen killing people, but the history of the monster has been rewritten (a common practice with these ongoing Godzilla sequels) to make it relevant, and thats where the problem lies. But we Godzilla fans dont really care about the story, its the action that counts and this movie certainly delivers in that environment.
Godzilla takes on Baragon, a slightly redesigned Mothra and King Ghidorah (here reinvented as hero!!). Baragon isnt really that impressive, Mothra on the other hand is quite impressive but King Ghidorah is a massive disappointment and here is much smaller, even smaller than Godzilla for the first time.
If you love your monster battles, then this is the ultimate Godzilla movie to go for!!! Just dont expect a friendly Godzilla!!!
on 24 August 2009
This Godzilla film the 3rd in the millenium series is one of the best Godzilla films to date. Hear as usual continuinty has been thrown out and what you get is a direct sequel of sorts to the original 1954 Godzilla movie. Godzilla is returning to wreek havoc on japan and only the guardian monsters of Baragon,Mothra and king Ghidora can stop him !
The first 35 mins or so not much happenes then for the next hour its pretty much non stop action ! I disagree somewhat with the other review her and i thought Mothra was by far the weakest monster in the film,she has made better showings in other godzilla movies. I though thought the smackdown with Baragon was the most impressive of the battles which is the first in the movie. The least impressive though was the end fight between Godzilla/Ghidora underwater..the fx just didnt cut it at all im afraid.
The fx work ranges between pathetic and absoloutly amazing ! some of the battles are truly impressive and the scenes of destruction are awesome! There are a few hilariously bad fx shots though in keeping in form with godzilla movies in general!! but overall its pretty decent, although obviously most of it isnt up to american standards of course but its all part of the fun aint it ! The big G himself has been redesigned again and he's fierce in this film ! his eyes are white and people get trampled to death ! this is one mean mutha !
Youll have a lot of fun with this flick and you get the movie in widescreen with either english dubbed 5.1 or jap 5.1 s/tracks !
on 10 July 2013
A fun stand alone instalment to the ToHo DaiKaiju franchise.
Not as good as many of the other films, with the over acting being to obvious and a little on the self parodying side, but the battles are still fun. Good to see Baragon back for another go, though a shame they neglected to bring back his fire breath.