Also known as: Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S. (original Japanese title), Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla: Battle for Tokyo (US complete title)
Release Date: November 3rd, 2003 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Directed by: Masaaki Tezuka
Written by: Masaaki Tezuka, Masahiro Yokotani
Music by: Michiru Oshima
Cast: Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mitsuki Koga, Masami Nagasawa, Chihiro Otsuka, Kou Takasugi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akira Nakao
Toho Co. Ltd., 91 Minutes
This is actually the last Godzilla film I had left to review. Sadly, it kind of sucks that I saved this one for last because it’s from the Millennium era and is kind of drab.
I think the big reason for this one not being that enjoyable is that it’s the umpteenth time we’ve seen Mothra and it’s about the sixth time we’ve had a version of Mechagodzilla.
Also, this picks up where the previous film left off but it’s more of the same and done about half as well.
I watched it just to complete my mission of reviewing every Godzilla film ever made. That mission is accomplished and I can rest now.
Honestly, though, this just reinforced my opinion on the Millennium era being the worst series of Japanese Godzilla movies.
It has the worst the effects, the worst soundtracks and plots that feel like they should’ve been thrown in the shredder.
This was hard to sit through and it just made me wish that I had closed out this kaiju-sized task by saving something from the Shōwa era for the grand finale.
I guess this era does have its fans but there are also people that think jenkem is a good time.
Pairs well with: other Godzilla films of the Millennium era.