Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus
"In an attempt to appeal to a teen audience, the young leads are suave and energetic, and have good chemistry together."
Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Cast: Misato Tanaka, Shosuke Tanihara, Masato Ibu, Yuriko Hoshi, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Minoru Watanabe
Running Time: 106 min.
Plot: Godzilla has destroyed the cities in Japan for years. "G-Ware Headquarters" is set up and invents a super power called Black Hole Bomb to bombard Godzilla. However, they encounter an unexpected problem during the experiment that leads to the resurrection of an ancient giant bug, Megaguirus, which fights against Godzilla for energy. Japan, a state of despair, becomes a battlefield among Godzilla, Megaguirus, and the humans.
Availability: This title is available at HKflix.com
NINGEN'S REVIEW: Godzilla takes on a Moby Dick angle, with a female soldier who wants revenge because the lizard killed her commanding officer. So she does what anyone in a top secret R+D military facility would do and take a complete stranger off the street to use his l33t hacking skills to create a black hole to banish the beast. Unfortunately, they pull some weird giant insect eggs which hatch and wreck havoc on the city, forcing the soldier to join forces with Godzilla to get rid of this menace. Intentionally campy and anime-inspired, the director decided to make Godzilla into an action hero. The Big G's can do more than just swing his tail and shoot flames in this installment. Plus, this is one of the rare Godzilla movies where you actually care about the sub-plot! In an attempt to appeal to a teen audience, the young leads are suave and energetic, and have good chemistry together. The only reason I didn't give it a higher score is because the ending(s) were incredibly anti-climactic. But overall, it's a fun ride.
NINGEN'S RATING: 8/10