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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
GODZILLA 怪獣惑星 (Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei)

Synopsis

In the year 2048, the human race is forced to leave Earth after decades of losing against Godzilla and other giant monsters. They take a twenty-year journey to another planet called Tau Ceti-e, but upon arrival, they discover that the planet has become uninhabitable. As living conditions on their ship deteriorate, a young man named Haruo spearheads a movement to return to Earth and take it back from the monsters. The ship successfully makes the return voyage, but the crew realizes that twenty thousand years have passed, with Earth’s ecosystem having evolved to become centered around Godzilla.
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Overview

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (GODZILLA 怪獣惑星 Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei, also known as Godzilla Part 1: Planet of the Monsters and Godzilla: Monster Planet for short) is a 2017 Japanese computer-animated science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, in association with Netflix. It is the 32nd film in the Godzilla franchise, the 30th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and the first animated film in the franchise. It is the first film in the anime trilogy and is co-directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. The film was released theatrically in Japan on November 17, 2017, and released worldwide on Netflix on January 17, 2018.

Alternative titles

– Godzilla
– Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
– GODZILLA 怪獣惑星 (Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei)
– Godzilla: El planeta de los monstruos
– Godzilla: Planet der Monster
– Godzilla: Planeta dos Monstros
– Godzilla: Monster Planet
– Godzilla Part 1: Planet of the Monsters

TL;DR Review

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (GODZILLA 怪獣惑星 Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei) is a 2017 Japanese computer-animated science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, in association with Netflix.

I am pleasantly surprised by Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. Normally, full 3D CGI anime tend to be pretty mediocre to bad. The movie did a good job of keeping me engaged with its pacing. I hardly even noticed it was a fully 3D CGI film.

This is the first movie in the Godzilla 3D animated trilogy. This is not your normal Godzilla movie. Not only is Godzilla not the “good” monster, but the futuristic setting had also never been explored.

I recommend Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters to all Godzilla and kaiju fans, and even to the normies. The anime contains graphic violence naturally, as it is a Godzilla movie. Intended for young adults.

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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
Playlist

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Music

Closing Theme

– “WHITE OUT” by Xai
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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

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Eliott Leland
"This planet can go to hell."
Takeshi J. Hamamoto
"This could be good news. With that much time, the ecosystem must have changed. Not even Godzilla..."
Martin Lazzari
" Would living organisms go through such a change, even if 10,000 years have passed? We collected and analyzed the forest's plants, and by using carbon dating, I know how much time has passed. And it looks to be within a 50-year range of 19,200 years."

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