Daily Rant, Godzilla-Thon

Day 140: Godzilla Final Wars

Oh boy, I’ve been waiting for this one for the entire run of this little blogging series.

Ever since Godzilla 1998 stabbed the franchise to the brink of death, Japan worked frivolously to repair the reputation of the series. While I’m not the biggest fan of the rest of the Millennium era, mainly due to the taste of ’98 still lingering in my mouth, this movie is the one that finally cleansed my pallet and immediately filled it in again with fun, just like I’ve been wanting since Godzilla VS Destroyah.

This movie is so much fucking fun! Holy shit, I love this movie so much that I don’t even know where to start! This movie is exactly what the 50th anniversary entry in the series needed to be.

Oh yeah, it’s the 50th anniversary movie of the franchise, by the way. That’s insane to me, knowing that this series has lasted even longer than my other favorite franchise, Doctor Who.

Wow, I have an affinity for stuff way older than me, don’t I?

My retro tastes aside, this movie is fucking nuts! It’s not just Godzilla VS this monster or these two or three monsters, it’s Godzills VS ALL THE MONSTERS!! Almost every monster in the series is here, including but not limited to: Minilla, who only looks slightly less stupid than the Showa era, Hedorah, Ebirah, King Caesar, even Zilla from ’98!

And we all know what happened to him.

By the way, this scene was the best thing in the entire Godzilla franchise outside of Shin Godzilla and I’ll fight you on that.

We also get Gigan back in the main plot for the first time since the Showa era, and he looks cooler than ever, plus King Ghidorah and the brand new Monster X, who later evolves into Ghidorah (it’s weird, just watch the movie and see it for yourself).

And Godzilla kills all of them and it’s AWESOME!!

Honestly, if this were the last movie in the series (which it was until American woke him up again in 2014) I wouldn’t be mad. This honestly feels like it was meant to be the final finale of the series. It’s full to the brim with monsters, it puts down the franchises biggest insult in the most satisfying way possible, and the story is absolutely nuts!

I love this movie. It’s easily in my top five Godzilla movies. If you’re a fan and you haven’t seen it, go pick up a copy and give it a watch! Legit, it’s a big bottle of fan service and it’ll bring a big smile to your face! It sure did for me!

Godzilla Final Wars. Not a masterpiece, but a damn fun time. Go watch it. Right now.

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