#68 – Godzilla: Final Wars
DIRECTOR: Ryuhei Kitamura
CAST: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa and Don Frye
RUNTIME: 125 min
LASER BLAST FILM SOCIETY SCREENING:
DATE: November 8th, 2018
VENUE: The Royal Cinema
FORMAT: Digital Print Courtesy of TOHO
ORIGINAL POSTER ART BY: Andrew Barr
GODZILLA: FINAL WARS is the ultimate fever dream of every kaiju loving kid; intended to ‘conclude’ TOHO's legendary Japanese Godzilla franchise, it is the ultimate Big G rollercoaster ride.
It’s got Godzilla being a badass hero, motorcycle kung-fu fights, a moustachioed sword wielding wrestler (the indomitable DON FRYE), the end of the world, and ALL OF THE MONSTERS! We’re talking Mothra, King Ghidorah, Rodan, Anguirus, King Caesar, Kumonga, Ebirah (The Giant Crab!) and many, many, more.
Does it also have OG Man in Suit Godzilla versus 90’s CGI Godzilla scored to a SUM41 song? OF COURSE IT DOES!
This movie literally has everything, and frankly no previous Godzilla knowledge is really necessary to enjoy the non-stop monster mayhem. All you need is a love of watching giant monsters punching each other and crashing into beautifully detailed practical models.
- Justin Decloux