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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Godzilla × Mothra × Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)

aka Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Having been licking wounds for a whole year, Godzilla returns to finish the job. It's time to reset the counter... [00] Days Since Last Kaijū Attack.*
It's a grudge match. No one is safe. Measures must be taken. The military are warned against using their biggest gun, reminded of their previous folly, but when have men of war ever not wanted to fire a weapon they own? You might as well ask Godzilla to respectfully go around a building when the most direct route is obviously to go right through it!
The plot is more simplistic than the previous film, leaving more time for action, something that it readily plays up to. When fights are as spectacular as what's on display it's not ignominious to favour them. (In combat, nothing pleases me more than seeing Mothra.) As such, I'm scoring it by adjusted criteria.

*GxMxM is a sequel to GxM (2002). It’s the 27th film in the series and the 4th in the Millennium era. Interestingly, it also references the first Mothra film (1961).

4 big heart beats out of 5

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