Godzilla 2000 (2000)



Critic Consensus: Godzilla 2000 is cheesy, laughable, and good entertaining fun.

Movie Info

"Godzilla 2000" pits a 180 foot-high Godzilla against an alien life form aroused from its 6,000 year sleep in the depths of the Japan trench. Two hundred meters wide and shaped like a rock, the alien flies over the Japanese archipelago and attacks Godzilla, who has just crushed the entire city of Nemuro, Japan. Can Godzilla's furious heat beam destroy the gigantic UFO? Is this alien life form an enemy? Is there a future for the humans? The stage is set for an unprecedented battle between … More

Rating: PG (for monster violence and mild language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Hiroshi Kashiwabara, Wataru Mimura
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2000
Box Office: $9.4M
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla 2000

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (26)

Only a diehard fan of the long-running Japanese Godzilla series could love Godzilla 2000.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

A couple of laughs at the expense of the intentionally horrible dubbing ... and amateurish acting.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Despite the millennial title, you're not going to see anything new here.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Better-suited to a Saturday matinee.

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

Godzilla 2000 ... is dubbed into English in a manner that's occasionally too jokey for its own good.

January 1, 2000
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The movie is like a hammer blow to the head.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

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.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

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.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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