Gavin's Review of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.(2004)
Some sequels surpass their predecessors in quality--this is not one of those sequels. The story this time is that the Shobijin--the tiny twin fairies that serve Mothra--have appeared and begged the Japanese government to return Kiryu to the ocean because Godzilla's bones should not have been disturbed in the first place. If the government doesn't cooperate, Mothra will attack Japan, but if they cooperate she will defend them from Godzilla. Unfortunately, Godzilla decides to return to tokyo seeking a rematch with Kiryu, but Mothra arrives to fight off the monster. However, she is quickly overmatched, so the government decides to ignore Mothra's warning and sends Kiryu to help. The story is incredibly uneven this time out, but the special effects are easily the best of the series. Unfortunately, the effects belong to a script that islittle more than a Frakenstein's monster of elements cribbed from previous Godzilla movies. Two twin Mothra larvae arrive in the climactic battle and actually recreate exact scenes from Mothra vs. Godzilla, many of Kiryu's scenes are exact replicas of scenes in the previous film, and the resolution is almost identical to the end of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, only sillier--yes, sillier. Not to mention that despite Mothra being opposed to Kiryu's very existence, she and her offspring still fight alongside the cyborg. It's still a fun watch but just don't expect a good story.