PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes and his allies plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
When picking the monsters for the film, Kitamura originally had Gorosaurus from King Kong Escapes (1967) and Kiriyu (Mekagojira) from Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) to appear in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).
Wars and pollution, relentless fighting and environmental destruction, have all awakened vicious monsters. Humankind therefore joins forces with one another in order to drive off the monsters, instead of killing each other. Thus, the Earth Defense ...
When Gigan lands to confront Godzilla on the Antarctic, the ground starts blowing up before he even puts down his feet.
The film opens with the old "TohoScope" Toho logo (which was used in Toho's widescreen films from 1957 to the mid-60s).
Though the film is already filled with references to past Godzilla movies, the German dub adds a new one by referring to the monster Gigan with the code-name "Monster Zero", as a nod to the film Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) in which King Ghidorah had that designation.
Cantonese, English, Japanese