Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
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Genre: Monster
Directed By: Masaaki Tezuka
Written By: Hiroshi Kashiwabara
Wataru Mimura
Starring: Misato Tanaka
Shosuke Tanihara
Masanobu Katsumura
Mansaku Ikeuchi
Hiroyuki Suzuki
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Toho
Release Date: December 16, 2000
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: Japan
Prequel: Godzilla (1954) (chronologically)

Godzilla 2000 (release)

Sequel: Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (release)

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus ゴジラ × メガギラス G消滅作戦, Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jī Shōmetsu Sakusen, also known as Godzilla × Megaguirus: The G Extermination Strategy and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy is a 2000 Japanese kaiju film directed by Masaaki Tezuka, written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara and Wataru Mimura, produced by Shogo Tomiyama, and starring Misato Tanaka, Shōsuke Tanihara, Yuriko Hoshi, Masatō Ibu, and Toshiyuki Nagashima. Produced and distributed by Toho Studios, it is the 25th film in the Godzilla franchise and the second film in the franchise's Millennium series, as well as the 24th Godzilla film produced by Toho. The film features the fictional monster characters Godzilla and Megaguirus, portrayed by Tsutomu Kitagawa and Minoru Watanabe, respectively.

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, despite featuring the same Godzilla suit that was used in its immediate predecessor, Godzilla 2000, the film ignores the events of the previous installment, as well as every other entry in the franchise aside from the original 1954 film [[mh:greatestmovies:Godzilla (1954)}}. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival on November 3, 2000, and was released theatrically in Japan on December 16, 2000.

Bad Qualities

  1. Inconsistent tone, on one hand, it starts acting like a regular action movie, then at one point it starts becoming some horror flick, then back to a regular action movie, and during the final climax, it starts feeling like a goofy comedic monster battle that was similar to some of the Godzilla films around the 1970s.
  2. For some reason, despite it using the same exact suit as the previous film, it has nothing to do with it and is actually in a completely separate continuity, which asks the question, why use the same suit when it's not even part of the same timeline, especially being the following film after a previous one.
    • It makes this even worse when the atomic ray is also the exact same from the previous film.
  3. For a movie titled Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Megaguirus hardly appears in the movie and only shows up for about 10 minutes and only appears in like two major parts of the movie, with Megaguirus finally being created and using her wings to hurt others' ears, while destroying other certain areas, and the fight between her and Godzilla.
  4. Unnecessary and lame jumpscares such as the Meganula flying by, as well as Megaguirus' face randomly showing up as Godzilla's turning around in his own point of view.
  5. Very poor CGI, although it looks slightly better than the CGI used in the previous film.
  6. It does a very poor explaining how black holes work to be exact, for some reason the film tends to have the black holes suck anything that's in front of it, however in actuality, it's suppose to suck anything that's around it. In fact, if something like this were to happen, the entire Earth would practically be entirely gone at this point.
    • In fact, for whatever reason, when they use the black hole gun on Godzilla twice, it hardly does anything to him at all, which makes no sense as if it were to happen in real life, not only Godzilla would be already gone, but literally the entire planet.
  7. Apparently, they're able to make a lot of invented stuff in very short times, such as the black hole gun, as well as a satellite with a black hole gun both being finished for about 3 months.
  8. A lot of things happen in the movie that are never explained.
    • For example, a Meganulon comes out during the first black hole test at the nighttime, as it eventually lays an egg at the Earth. Another example being that one day, suddenly the entire city of Tokyo is flooded heavily, with no explaining to any of these events, as it just mostly happens right out of nowhere.
      • This doesn't help for the latter as before it transitions to it being entirely flooded, the last few scenes of the city were mostly fine and dandy with only a few water sprouts shooting out of the roads.
  9. Kiriko Tsujimori and Hajime Kudo, the main characters of the film comes off more annoying and smug than actually badass or even helpful in anyway.
  10. In the beginning of the film, when it cuts to the year of 1999, unlike most of the films, in which the military use tanks, helicopters, and other sorts of stuff, for some reason, in this movie, they use only 12 normal soldiers with rocket launchers, which of course fails, in fact, none of the normal military stuff seen in the other films are even used here.
  11. Unnecessary plot twist after Godzilla defeats Megaguirus with everyone not understanding why Godzilla is attacking the city, with it randomly revealing that Motohiko Sugiura was illegally keeping a plasma reactor in the Bureau of Science and Technology's facility in Tokyo. It makes this worse as there was hardly any build up at all.
  12. Very poor dubbing that makes some of the plotholes in the original Japanese cut even worse. In fact the English dub actor of Dr. Yoshino Yoshizawa, when Megaguirus finally comes by, he and the others claim it's like some King, then going on to say it's some of sort of Queen later on, making it hard for some to not know exactly what Megaguirus' gender actually is.
  13. Very abrupt ending with Hajime Kudo's broken arm being hurt after he refused to help Kiriko and the others on another mission, as he gets hurt warning him about his broken arm as Kiriko apologizes, ending the movie.

Good Qualities

  1. Great special effects made during the time it was made.
  2. The plot of having Godzilla originally being the one from 1954 to still survive all the way up til now, while also using the MireGoji suit as its placement instead of the original ShodaiGoji suit is unique and interesting.
  3. The designs of the monsters and buildings are very well made.
  4. Depending on your view, Megaguirus looks amazing and even scary at times, with unique abilities and such.
  5. The fight between Godzilla and Megaguirus is very entertaining to watch, despite its goofy tone throughout most of it.