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Reporter Yuki (Naomi Nishida) hooks up with Professor Shinoda (Takehiro
Murata) and his daughter Io (Mayu Suzuki) of the Godzilla Prediction
Network - a group dedicated to study Godzilla and use the results for
the good of mankind - to eventually get close enough to Godzilla and get a
few sensational photographs ... but immediately she hates it, thinking her
partners to be nothing but loonies. It's only when she sees Shinoda crash
with Katagiri (Hiroshi Abe), boss of the Crisis Control Intelligence,
an organisation that wants to destroy Godzilla to save Japan from its
destructive force that she begins to respect Shinoda - andwhen Shinoda
detects Regeneration G1, the gene that makes Godzilla regenerate,
in a Godzilla cell, Shinoda has really earned Yuki's respect.
By that time though, Japan is faced with another threat, an UFO that is
virtually indestrubcable, that sucks information out of any computer there
is, that destroys parts of Japan rather at will, and that is hell-bent on
sucking Regeneration G1out of Godzilla to become an indestructable monster
itself ... really.
After the usual to and fro, Godzilla and the UFO come face to face,
battle each other - and the UFO wins. Then the UFO scans Godzilla for
genetic information and builds its own monster according to the
Re-enter Godzilla for round two, which is the much more interesting
match as this time Godzilla doesn't fight a boring old UFO but a monster
that is continually shifting shape to adapt to his fighting style. In the
finale, the monster even tries to devour Godzilla as a whole, but Godzilla
blows up his opponent from the inside - and once again Japan is saved.
With Godzilla of all beings having saved Japan, Katagiri sees the error
of his ways, and lets himself being killed by the monster ...
The first Japanese Godzilla-movie after the Roland
Emmerich directed Hollywood embarrassment from 1998 is unfortunately not
the triumphant return to old form one has hoped for - it features a
convoluted and silly story full of techno babble and is full of not all
that convincing CGI-effects - but the finale with two monsters duking it
out and destroying a city in the process compensates for some of the
film's shortcomings and makes it worthwhile after all - at least for fans
of monsters destroying cities (and there are quite a few). Still, don't
get your hopes up too high