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Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1970)

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Also known under the title Monster Zero, Godzilla and Rodan travel to Planet X to help an alien race defeat the three-headed Monster Zero (also known as Ghidrah) that threatens their home. However, the inhabitants of Planet X may not be as honest and as helpless as they let on.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Runtime:
Studio:
Maron Films Ltd.

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Cast

Nick Adams
as Astronaut Glenn Amer
Akira Takarada
as Astronaut K. Fuji
Kumi Mizuno
as Miss Namikawa
Keiko Sawai
as Hiromi Fuji
Jun Tazaki
as Dr. Sakurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya
as Controller of Planet X
Akira Kubo
as Tetsuo Teri
Takamaru Sasaki
as Chairman of Earth Committee
Noriko Sengoku
as Female Delegate
Toru Ibuki
as Spy From Planet X
Kazuo Suzuki
as Spy From Planet X
Nadao Kirino
as Military Aide
Haruo Nakajima
as Godzilla
Fuyuki Murakami
as Scientist
Toki Shiozawa
as Tetsuo's Landlady
Koji Uno
as Namikawa's Associate
Somesho Matsumoto
as Buddhist Priest
Kenzo Tabu
as Commander From Planet X
Gen Shimizu
as Minister of Defense
Goro Naya
as Councilman
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero

All Critics (2)

One of the giant lizard's best-known adventures.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero

This is the sort of bad movie with cheap monster costumes that can be fun to watch with friends. I need to see more Kaijû pictures. I don't have much context currently for comparing this to other movies of the genre. The spaceship effects are somewhat impressive, however, the odd Planet X alien costumes, doctor character (Tazaki) who seems to have no useful scientific knowledge to contribute, awkward dubbing, and plot holes, especially the inconsistent way that the Earthlings (Nick Adams and Akira Takarada) use loud noises to escape and disrupt the alien communications network leave me unconvinced of the greatness of this series. Actors made clumsy by bulky costumes do not make for the kind of action provided in Harryhausen stop-motion or modern CGI.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

½

The sci-fi is amped up more than previous entries, resulting in one of the more interesting entries in the Godzilla franchise and more enjoyable than the previous entry "Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster". The film features American actor Nick Adams, playing a tough American astronaut named Glenn. Nick Adams gives a decent performance and adds a certain amount of flare to the film. The monster fighting is sporadic and rather short, but the human characters and the deliberately campy "Star Trek"-like plot makes the whole film worthwhile. The people of Planet X, for as goofy looking as they are, make for very good and memorable villains. This movie also introduced the idea of people taking control of monsters and using them for villainous purposes, a plot device that will be re-hashed many times in the Godzilla franchise. The english dubbing is also rather good in this movie when compared to other Godzilla dubs. Plus seeing Godzilla do a goofy dance after defeating King Ghidorah is just icing on the cheesy but enjoyable B-movie cake.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

Another enjoyable Godzilla film. This time King Ghidra has appeared on a new found planet. The inhabitants ask to borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help them out in return for a cure to cancer. This film encompasses even more of a science-fiction tone. It does does it very well, with some nice interior designs and costumes. It once again focuses on the humans more than the monsters, even if the human characters lack some of the likability from previous outings. The monster fights aren't as impressive, with one of them taking place on a barren planet. A nice change, but no smashy :( Godzilla really begins to embrace his hero role, which makes this less horror. A nice development for the series.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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