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  • Movie: Godzilla X Mechagodzilla
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2002
  • Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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As a typhoon is raging across Japan, a loud roar alerts the populace that they are once again being visited by a rampaging monster. The military manages to drive the beast back into the ocean, but another attack looks inevitable. In preparation, the Ministry of Science designs Kiryu, an enormous Godzilla-like robot based on the DNA of the previous godzilla that attacked Tokyo almost fifty years earlier. Sure enough, just as the finishing touches are being put on Kiryu, the real Godzilla comes back to settle some old scores. Will the team of crack soldiers at Kiryu's controls have what it takes to keep Tokyo monster-free.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2002
  • Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 63 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
At its core, this is a film about people, the relationships between people, and how they grow through those relationships... it just so happens to set to the backdrop of two giant monsters fighting.

The second and in my opinion best Godzilla film by director Masaaki Tezuka, GODZILLA X MECHAGODZILLA tells a story of a pilot (played by Yumiko Shaku) who seeks redemption and eventually self worth after a tragedy caused by Godzilla. The tool of her redemption: a mechanical biorobot named Kiryu (Mechagodzilla) whom is built from the bones of the original Godzilla. On this journey, Akane finds reason to have self worth and redeem her life in her eyes due to the interactions she has with her teammates, friends, and a mysterious child named Sara (played by Kana Onodera, in the best child performance in a Godzilla film) with a tragic past of her own. All the while, her superiors and the Prime Minister must deal with the fallout and struggles of maintaining Kiryu in the face of potential failure and the ever-present danger of Godzilla.

With great effects and action by Yuichi Kikuchi, a cast of lovable and developed characters, a well paced and interesting story by Wataru Mimura, and a fantastic and beautiful score by Michiru Oshima, GODZILLA X MECHAGODZILLA is a well made, optimistic, and at times poignant entry in the franchise that is about how precious and important every life is and how the people around us can often shape us to be better people.

In my opinion the very best entry in the Godzilla franchise.

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