With the earth alliance weakened, Haruo weighs siding with the Exif, whose death cult is summoning a monster that can destroy the world.
“What if the human race disappeared from this planet and left Godzilla behind, would it still be considered Godzilla then? - Metphies. - This movie picks up with a quick recap of the first two movies and is a nice refresher for those who’ve been awaiting the release of the next installment. However, for the next 40ish minutes viewers are waiting for something to happen that is of actual interest. Basically it’s just talk, talk, talk, (exposition/exposition/followed by filler-talk) and then a weird scene between two characters where the girl wants, ya-know, and the guy’s like ? - viewers too - personally. Thankfully the remainder of the movie is interesting and the visuals - return of Godzilla and the creature summoned by the cult - are great. The contrast between Godzilla’s dark appearance and the creature from another world’s dazzling light is a bit much for the eyes but it’s done to accent the difference between the characters and the astonishment the onlookers have while watching them fight. The ending was in a way sweet but sad yet satisfying - yeah, it’s complicated. Partly because it left unanswered questions - won’t get specific to avoid spoilers but yeah, I’ve got questions. Especially with the after-credit scene. -- “You are the ones who labeled it a monster.” - Metphies. -- 2 Overall messages: People are easily manipulated. When it’s a choice between survival and death, people will do whatever they can to stay alive, even if that means giving into a power they could never understand. "monster" is a label not fully understood. Just when you think you know what it is or what creature(s) should be labeled with the word, you learn something that completely wipes away your assumptions. -x-X-x- If you watched the first two movies then yeah you should check out the third - you're already pretty well invested - but if you haven't yet started this version of Godzilla you might save yourself some time, confusion, and dissapointment and watch something else.
I was equally disappointed and ok with this one at the same time and that doesn't happen much. First off, animation and sound were great throughout the movie. Each detail was able to be seen and I loved the type of shading that was used through all 3 movies. Music was fantastic and was very moving during the most important parts of this movie. Now story and character wise I think was jumbled in this one. I liked the direction the main character was going in and also the interaction between him and Metphis, it just didn't seem enough somehow. Even after the ending, and I understood the ending, I just didn't like the way it ended. The fight between Gidorah and Godzilla could have been so much more, and I was looking forward to that fight. I like the different take on the look of King Gidorah, it was so cool!! I also liked the Mothra sneak peek as well. Overall, unfortunately I will probably only watch this movie series once. I liked it, but didn't.
This third and final film in the trilogy certainly was a degree more harrowing, spine-tingling and emotionally gripping than the previous two films. Even though the reimagining of Godzilla and Ghidorah were sort of intriguing yet at the same time unusual and took away from what made those kaiju incredible when they were originally conceived. The main characters certainly displayed more emotion and depth (especially the main protagonist) as opposed to the preceeding movies, still there is more that could have been done that would have made this trilogy more engrossing and noteworthy in the franchise. The ending, tragic though it was, personally I thought was a well crafted and poetic conclusion albeit I do think it could have gone a different route. As a boyhood Godzilla fan, I think this trilogy had potential yet in terms of execution it unfortunately turned out meh. Nothing will ever come close to or beat the conception of the kaiju that fans have always been familiar with and loved.
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