It is the early 21st century. Mankind has lost the battle for planet Earth to Godzilla, and has taken to the stars in search of a new home. But the search ends in vain, forcing them and their alien allies back to Earth. But 20,000 years have passed in their absence, and the Earth is a wholly different place.
The planet's flora and fauna now embody and serve Godzilla. Earth is a monster's planet, ruled by the largest Godzilla ever at 300 meters in height. Godzilla Earth.
Human protagonist, Captain Haruo, yearns to defeat Godzilla and retake the planet for mankind. There, he meets aboriginal descendants of the human race, the Houtua tribe. The Houtua twin sisters, Maina and Miana, lead him to the skeletal remains of Mecha-Godzilla, an old anti-Godzilla weapon, which to everyone's surprise is still alive in the form of self-generating nanometal. Taken from the Mecha-Godzilla carcass, the nanometals have gradually been rebuilding a "Mecha-Godzilla City," a potential weapon capable of destroying Godzilla Earth.
As the strategy develops, a rift forms between the humans and the Bilusaludo, one of several alien races that had joined the humans on their exodus from Earth. Their leader, Galu-gu, believes that the secret to defeating Godzilla lies in the use of superhuman powers – namely, the nanometal integration – but Haruo resists, fearing that in defeating monsters, they must not become monsters themselves. Haruo ultimately uses his means for defeating Godzilla Earth to destroy the Mecha-Godzilla city so as to prevent nanometal assimilation, killing Galu-gu. However, his childhood friend, Yuuko, has been absorbed by the nanometal integration and has fallen into a brain dead coma.
The human race, once again, is lost. Metphies, commander of the priestly alien race, Exif, marvels at the miraculous survival of Haruo, he begins to attract a following. The Exif has secretly harbored this outcome as their "ultimate goal." Miana and Maina issue warnings against Metphies, while Haruo begins to question mankind's next move.
With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The earth shakes once again with as war moves to a higher dimension.
What is Godzilla exactly? Does mankind stand a chance? Is there a future vision in Haruo's eyes? Find out in the finale.
Unable to destroy Godzilla through the use of conventional anime tropes, the constipated crew from the previous film decided to turn toward religion to summon Shenron to grant their wish of eliminating “The King of Monsters.” But they forgot one important detail: they didn’t collect the seven dragon balls beforehand. Enraged by their insolence, Shenron (i.e. Ghidorah) destroyed his believers to clear the way for his cataclysmic, multiverse bout with the reigning world champion. In a rare turn of events, Stone Cold Steve Austin decided to step in as the guest referee. Proving, once again, that unapologetic alcoholism will lead to
some “golden” opportunities.
They basically reused the same talkity-talk-talk, time to fight now formula they used in the second film. Nothing interesting takes place during the build up to Godzilla’s “final" battle. The fight between Godzilla and Ghidorah is extremely bland. And Godzilla’s heel-face turn was much expected. The humans involved don’t even seem to learn any significant lessons from their ordeal, and seem quite ignorant about their own blunders in creating the fearsome “monster.”
The character’s are as poorly written as they are animated. None of them convey more than two emotions, nor do they come off as “real” or relatable. The ending scene where Harou decided to “crash” his spacecraft into Godzilla was as perplexing as it was stupid. The writers of this abomination, clearly, did not put much thought into developing their cast of characters in any meaningful manner.
You would think that 2018 level animation would be better than this; unfortunately, you’d be sadly mistaken. The characters basic motions — like walking — look incredibly awkward (mechanical, if you will). Godzilla and Ghidorah’s battle looked herky-jerky, at best. In addition, the scenery had a lifeless texture, that expunged any element of vitality or realism.
If you are simply watching this film for the “epic” battle between Godzilla and Ghidorah, then I have bad news for you: the battle was dreadful. The writers attempted to amp the viewer’s expectations by postponing the “momentous” exchanges between the two monsters until the very end. But it felt like they were extending the eventual payoff for the sake of stretching out the movie to qualify as such.
Not much else to say. The movie, much like its predecessors, is incredibly prosaic, with a paucity in excitement and originality.
This movie can't be a better ending to this trilogy.
The story is quite better than the second one.
Let's make it in parts:
Story: It could be better in some parts. The first half of the movie is kinda slow and boring and just after the first 40 minutes the movie starts to get a good pace. Also the movie made you think on the phylosophy of live and how our real enemy not always is those things we fear but the things we are. STORY: 7
Art: Beautiful CGI, i don't usually like the CGI that mimics anime, but this one
is almost flawless. Face expressions can be improved but they feel good enough to not think you're watching robots instead of humans. ART: 8
Sound: The best part of the movie is the music and sound itself. Quite an improvement over the two last movies. The music expressed the feelings of the characters sometimes better than their faces. And the ending song is just as good as the score. The sound editing is very good too. Sound: 9
Character: Now we can see a real development of the characters, their true motivations and feelings were explored in very good way. Something that in the past two movies was not done. In the first and second movie the characters were like robots trying to be humans, but in this one you can feel the emotions on the characters. Making them to feel alive and making us to real connect with them. Character: 8
Enjoyment: This part is quite subjective, as a movie fan this movie is quite an improvement over the last two, yes, but then, as a Kaiju movie fan, i think the movie could be a lot better. And that is the point: it is supposed to be a Godzilla movie, a Kaiju movie.
And in the end the movie was a real good action-drama movie with some parts of Kaiju appearances and even less kaiju fights. More battle between Godzilla and Ghidorah could be appreciated, and, oh god, Ghidorah didn't make justice to his name. Enjoyment: 7
So as conclusion: a real good movie but if you are a fan of Kaiju movies and battles maybe this movie will let you with a desire for more.
very good movie that needs more kaiju on it. An average of 7.8 so:
There are much better ways to tackle a nihilistic existential crisis. EVA, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, Ergo Proxy all do it effortlessly, this, just doesn't make sense.
To get the objective assessment out of the way, the film scores well in technical aspects, cell-shaded 3D isn't that comical (bar's pretty low anyway), action sequences pack satisfying punches, sound and atmosphere befitting a major production.
But the frigging screenplay...... (spoilers)
The creator of Psycho-Pass focuses on one aspect of humanity in this trilogy - an insatiable desire to own, and control, be it oneself or the planet. The first film sets up like a shonen manga, hailing the main character's
drive to retake Earth from Godzilla as an heroic battle against adversity. The second film reaches the pinnacle of the series by showing revenge in itself is an uncontrollable beast, and saving humanity by all means necessary would ironically destroy the very thing it proclaims to preserve.
So what's the message of the finale? A suicidal cult which the protagonist destroys, who then... chooses to commit suicide anyway???
So the protagonist cannot let go of his hatred against Godzilla, but neither is he willing to use nanometal at the risk of turning humans into destructive machines. What's his solution? Robbing other survivors' chance to choose by kamikazeing into Godzilla. Where went his shonen boiling blood to fight against adversity? His last act is the ultimate cop-out, against everything he stood for in the first two films, against what he just did a few minutes earlier! If he's going to choose death regardless, why not let Ghidorah get on with it? As to destroying the nanometal, its rediscovery is inevitable, this is the equivalent of leaving your homework for tomorrow - what's, the, point???
If the films wanted to leave on an ambiguous note, they could've left on a high note and stopped at film two. The third one is filled with nonsensical contradictions that turned the protagonist from a principled paragon into an indecisive joke.
As far as frustrating protagonists and endings go, this is Earthsea-level bad, yes, THAT BAD.
People hating on this series for no big monster fights, well too bad this is not that type movie. Urobuchi who wrote scripts for psycho pass take the scripts for this series so you would expect ideas of dystopia, religion, technology, humanity. You would love the series if you enjoy all kinds of debates about the above topics in a post apocalypse scene, and apparently English translation on netflix is not so good either. It tries to review what religions, technology(rationality) really did to and utilize humanity, questioning the outcome of their prosperity, set up an what if that both(religion become cult)(technology become anti human
and emotionless, like in terminator and stuff) if not used well would lead to destruction(creates monsters like godzilla, mecha godziilla and so). I really recommend the series to more patient watchers.