Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Genre: Action
Adventure
Horror
Monster
Fantasy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: December 14, 2002
Directed by: Masaaki Tezuka
Written by: Waaru Mimura
Distributed by: Toho
Starring: Yumiko Shaku
Shin Takuma
Kou Takasugi
Yuusuke Tomoi
Kumi Mizuno
Akira Nakao
Previous film: Godzilla (Chronologically)
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! (Release)
Next film: Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.


Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, sometimes referred to as Godzilla X Mechagodzilla, is a 2002 Japanese live-action monster movie. It was preceded by Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah:  Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! in 2001, and was later succeeded by Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. in 2003.

Why It Rocks

  1. Amazing special effects.  
  2. This movie features the return of one of the most well-known and fan-favorite characters in the Godzilla franchise, Mechagodzilla.  
  3. Great acting.  
  4. The version of Mechagodzilla in this movie is often considered having the best design in the entire series. It strikes a nice balance between the intimidating look of the classic Mechagodzilla and the sleek finish of the second Mechagodzilla.  
  5. Excellent soundtrack.
  6. This movie has some of the best action scenes in the entire franchise, despite the fact that there's only two monsters in the movie.
  7. Nice plot.
  8. Good pacing.

Bad Qualities

  1. Despite how good this movie is, it still leaves you wanting a little bit more. It seems like they spent a lot of time setting up the story, as interesting as it was, reinventing Mechagodzilla for the third time, and concentrating on the human's efforts to get Mechagodzilla working.
  2. Lots of people were disappointed that this movie, once again, is another reboot, ignoring every Godzilla movie that came before it besides the first.

Reception

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla has a 70% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 3.2/5 on Letterboxd, and a 6.8/10 on the International Movie Database (IMDB).  

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