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Godzilla 2000 (2000)

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56

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 68
Fresh: 38 | Rotten: 30

Godzilla 2000 is cheesy, laughable, and good entertaining fun.

71

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 7

Godzilla 2000 is cheesy, laughable, and good entertaining fun.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 11,339

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Following Roland Emmerich's controversial Americanization of the Japanese monster icon in Godzilla (1998), the Beast from the East comes roaring back in this sci-fi adventure tale. Yuji Shinoda (Naomi Nishida), a scientist devoted to researching Godzilla, is setting up equipment on a fog-shrouded peninsula with her daughter Io (Mayu Suzuki) and journalist Yuki Ichinose (Takehiro Murata) when everyone's favorite 180-foot-tall lizard appears from the sea and begins laying siege to a nuclear power

Dec 26, 2000

$9.4M

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Godzilla 2000 is a ton of fun, and then some.

January 1, 2000 | Comment (1)
Boston Globe
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Godzilla 2000 is everything hard-core fans want it to be. So corny. So campy. So MST3K-ready. And, God bless it, so badly dubbed in English, it soars.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Contains more laugh-out-loud moments than The Replacements and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps combined.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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I'd say this movie fulfills its duties.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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A lovably amusing foray into vapid plotting, bad dubbing and men in rubber suits trashing miniature sets.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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After all the humans' blathering about studying him or killing him or why's-he-keep-saving-us-after-we-created-him-but-now-try-to-destroy-him?, the big scaly brute's got the best idea for taking the piss out of this movie--keep roaring unintelligibly.

December 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

We know we're in for a good time right from the start when plucky photographer Yuki says, "I've really got to get some great pictures here," while moving her lips only twice.

June 12, 2003 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

this is old-school Godzilla, meaning unconvincing special effects, a ridiculous plotline involving a rival monster, and lots of Japanese actors with badly overdubbed dialogue

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Just nuthin' special

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Blunt Review
Blunt Review

Short on real excitement.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

Neither cheesy enough to make you laugh at it, nor good enough for you to enjoy it as a conventional action flick.

January 1, 2000
Planet Sick-Boy

I thought the original Godzilla was cheesy in 1954. So imagine how it feels to see the same degree of idiocy and only slightly improved special effects in a movie made 46 years later.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Those looking for the typical Hollywood extravaganza had better put such expectations on check at the door.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

The unhappy truth is that in its own chintzy, ostentatiously jokey way it's every bit as boring and silly as the 1998 American retelling.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

You have to suffer through a thick layer of shoddy production and the Godzilla Prediction Network scientists with their poorly overlaid ... use of American colloquialisms to reach the beast within.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Godzilla 2000 doesn't have the special effects, to say nothing of plotting or characterization, to compete with most Hollywood product.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The problem with Godzilla 2000 is that, like wasabi, a little goes a long way. Thirty minutes would have been plenty for me.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Like Godzilla Jr., Godzilla 2000 has a long way to go before it lives up to its legacy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

[Godzilla] deserves better than this overripe afterthought.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Better-suited to a Saturday matinee.

January 1, 2000
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The absurd and often pretty violence of the film's long climax can leave you smiling, though this sort of pop regurgitation is getting old.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Audience Reviews for Godzilla 2000

After the crap fest that was Roland Emmerich's remake of a classic icon, this is a return to form that not brings back the real Godzilla, but fixes the lacking elements of Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla. I thought that this one was the best Godzilla in years and definitely had a great plot, that was truly wonderful, awesome, entertaining from start to finish and above all memorable. Takao Okawara directs this stunning work of monster mayhem and adapts it to current times and maintaining what fans want out of a Godzilla film. This is a must see for fans and is entertaining from start to finish. The cast do a fine job as well and the plot is well constructed and certainly is engaging throughout. I would go as far to say that this is my favorite in the series since the original film. This is a fine monster film that definitely is a standout picture in the series and it is fun from start to finish and it is a well structured picture that is destined to certainly be a favorite amongst fans. The action is always thrilling and it elevates the franchise were the last entry left off. A good movie that is a must see for monster film fans and I would say that along with the original is a good starting point for newer fans. Despite its slight flaws, this is among the strongest films and one of the finest examples of monster films ever committed to film.
March 17, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Everything the American adaptation should have been. It updates Godzilla for the modern age while still remaining faithful to what makes these movies so enjoyable. The visual style is still the same affair with Godzilla being a guy in a rubber suit and model cities being blown up. The Godzilla suit looks really good in this film. The film incorporates some use of modern day CGI which looks pretty bad. There is this one scene that shows a computer-generated Godzilla swimming under water and it looks like a video game cutscene. The plot is nothing special but it is enough to keep the viewers attention. Surprisingly, Godzilla gets to fight another monster in this film. This is surprising because usually Godzilla flies solo in reboots. The monster rumble is a great fight with one of the greatest Godzilla finishing moves of the franchise. The English dubbing is laughably bad but it almost adds to the film's cheesy fun factor. This Godzilla movie is delightfully cheesy fun with enjoyable action. Overall, Godzilla 2000 provided a breath of fresh air to fans that were disappointed by the Roland Emmerich film and kick-started the Millennium Godzilla series.
August 25, 2012
Christopher Heim

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Not the best start to a new series of Godzilla movies, but it'll do. It did have some work to do after the shitstorm that was the American Godzilla. It mostly makes up for that. We get a guy in a suit, looking better than ever. The film also brings us some CGI, with a wonderfully dodgy looking spaceship. I praise this film for not holding back on its imagination. I wish people would stay away from the American dubs. I've never seen one, and I've enjoyed the series thoroughly. This film had everything I'd come to expect, but seemed scared of being too outlandish. Hiroshi Abe also ruined a lot of the movie by having ONE look. Was it fear? Was it determination? Was it confusion? I'll never know.
May 7, 2011
kiriyamakazou

Super Reviewer

"Godzilla 2000" is not anything like the "Godzilla" movie that graced the theatres a few years ago and that most people hated. It's a lot more like the old Godzilla movies that were made decades ago such as "King Kong vs. Godzilla" and "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster."
Yep that's right, "Godzilla 2000" takes place in Tokyo Japan, it's dubbed in English, and Godzilla has that all-familiar cry, or voice, that he always had. This time around, Godzilla terrorizes the city of Tokyo while battling against a huge monster formed from rock that seems to be controlled by aliens. This rock monster has supposedly been resting for many many years, yet it's also very powerful and might be unstoppable....for people that is.

If you like the old type of Godzilla movie where the whole movie centers around Godzilla battling against a huge and powerful nemesis, then you gotta see "Godzilla 2000." "Godzilla 2000" has great special effects, and it's one movie that doesn't need great acting in order to make it a good movie because Godzilla is the star, not the actors. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.
September 11, 2009
stormyweather980

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    1. Shiro Miyasaka: We scientists produced this monster... Godzilla. And ever since, we tried to destroy him.
    2. Yuki Ichinose: But then, why... Why does he keep protecting us?
    3. Yuji Shinoda: Maybe because... Godzilla is inside each one of us!
    – Submitted by Wes S (2 years ago)
    1. Yuji Shinoda: Nice try, asshole.
    – Submitted by Wes S (2 years ago)
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