The other day, I was talking junk about Japanese monster movie toys, and Mr bearzilla mentioned a movie called Godzilla : Final Wars. I got really excited because years and years ago, I saw the below picture on one of my nerdy movie sites and had wanted to see what it was all about.
Because we now live in the space age, I was able to pull up the movie on my iPad, just like that. (Thanks Netflix!)
Maybe I was feeling extra receptive or maybe I was happy to be able to watch a movie on my iPad (and later on my Wii), but I absolutely loved it. This is the kind of movie I’m looking for when I go to see, say, Transformers or Prince of Persia. I want big, crazy action, maximum sci-fi and minimal comic relief. This movie is hard core. The writers let their nerd flag fly, and I dig it.
I haven’t seen too many Godzilla movies, so this is all kind of new to me. I found it fascinating that Godzilla and all the other monsters are just a very small part of a larger, and very random, plot.
Something like… there’s a planet that is going to crash in to Earth soon, but some aliens whose name you can’t pronounce (because they’re from a different solar system, but you can call them “Exilians”) are here to save us, but they also want to eat our mitochondria.
Then, there are the good guys, lead by Captain Douglass Gordon (played by ex-MMA fighter Don Frye, who happens to be super hot. What? I’m just sayin’.).
The good guys decide to release Godzilla from captivity to help them defeat the other monsters of the world. What does this have to do with the Exilians? Not clear on that one.
Ok, and then one of the good guys is a mutant with Neo-from-the-Matrix type powers. I suspect this movie came out right after Matrix Reloaded, because there are several very familiar scenes; stopping bullets mid-air, a motorcycle chase, one-vs-100 fight. Works for me. Matrix Reloaded is one of my top-5 favorites.
So my question is, Are all Godzilla movies this fun? If so, I’m in. I’m way in.
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