Movie Review: Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei

General Information:

Directors: Kōbun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita
Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Yūki Kaji
Aired: Nov 17, 2017
Producers: Toho, TOHO animation
Licensors: Netflix
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Rating: R – 17+

Summary:

The final summer of the 20th century… when mankind learns it is no longer the sole ruler of planet Earth.

The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla.” For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government’s artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-light-year journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.

One youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.

Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged atop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge? (Source: Official site)

Review:

Godzilla movie was very different from what I’ve expected. It was more Sci-fish than the the original movies I’ve seen. I liked the explanation they made about the appearance of Godzilla. It was interesting. The movie wasn’t very long and it was mostly focused on how they could go back to earth and take it back from Godzilla. I like the idea of mission type of movies. The characters were quite interesting. You don’t really know the good and bad from them. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger. I didn’t know what to make of the movie when it ended. I think watching all 3 movies would’ve given me a better insight about the the story. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the movie. Its worth mentioning that the movie is CGI and it has similar art style to Blame.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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