Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla

Shin Gojira

DVD - 2017 | Japanese
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When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side: the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Publisher: [Flower Mound, TX] : Funimation, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9786316952011
6316952015
Branch Call Number: DVD SHIN GO
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 3.1
4 3/4 in.,stamping
1 videodisc (120 min.) sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Shin Godjira

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bby604
Oct 23, 2017

I did a double take when I first saw the monster appeared on screen. With all the advance technology in CGI, one would have expected the monster to look more real. It would have been okay if the movie were from the fifties but this is 2017. Budget problem!?

This film is a satire on the inept Japanese bureaucracy more than a monster movie.

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rshartjr
Oct 21, 2017

Yes, Godzilla is in this movie, but he plays second banana to the anti-bureaucracy screed that monopolizes nearly the whole picture. I spent nearly the whole two hours watching the characters rail against Japanese governmental bureaucracy, lightly peppered with the requisite America-bashing one expects from a foreign film, using the titular character as emphasizing punctuation to already overly dramatic points.

While I enjoyed this take on the monster, the very few action sequences were, largely, underwhelming.

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Vrouk
Oct 12, 2017

Want to watch inept bureaucrats discuss all the in's and out's of a monster attacking Japan? Neither do I. It's probably what would happen with bureaucrats more worried about political ramifications than stopping a googly eyed monster (am I the only one that laughed the first time I saw it?). And how could the Godzilla from the 90s film look a lot better than this one?

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myamber
Oct 09, 2017

its a good movie not exactly what I expected, but its good.

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Monica_Fruit
Sep 22, 2017

This was a great modern take on the movie. The government debate on the sdf was gold. It's odd seeing this in color, but great.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 07, 2017

This recent remake, by the Toho Studio of Japan, of the first Godzilla film (in black and white) half a century ago follows the original plot for most parts. I find it to be very talky for a good part of the film. Things improve with the presence of the huge, radiation-fueled lizard, and the massive destruction that comes with it. Pretty silly fun, and a must for Godzilla fans. In Japanese with subtitles.

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bobbles1
Sep 06, 2017

If, in your moments of waking contemplation of the mysteries of life, you ever wondered how Japanese bureaucracy works, this movie will explain it all for you in about 90 minutes....up and down the hierachy, information up, decisions down, but of course the information and the situation - and the Shin Godzilla - have radically changed before news gets to the top, and a decision makes it to the implementers, so this great monster strolls around in the big cities and the countryside without opposition, spectacularly wrecking an entire civilization built on form and regulation....interesting how the Godzilla is able to change and adapt to all it encounters while the bureaucracy cannot, and in the end both the bureaucracy and the monster stand frozen in the midst of the capital city, in stultified opposition, monuments to ineffectiveness, waiting for the next thrilling and violent episode to begin....the thought occurs, is Godzilla a representation of American capitalism, its endless adaptability?

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Wanderfull
Aug 24, 2017

The movie's slow pace hammers to death the inept politicians theme. However, the fantastic Rasputin-like ending, where the Japanese throw everything they've got (and then some) into the destruction of Gozilla, more than makes up for the plodding plot. The absolute final image is a work of art.

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JackamoJames
Aug 21, 2017

If you enjoy the old godzilla movies, this is a MUST. It has all the elements of the old style movies....the bad acting, the cheesey if not comical puppet like Godzilla, but the surrounding effects are much better then ever. The story?..well, its Godzilla, its Japanese, so wont take much to figure it out...Enjoy it for what it is, a guilty pleasure.

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ddchief
Aug 09, 2017

A great film. I prefer the japanese with english subtitles, but be warned, there is a lot of dialog. English dub is fair at best. The story, effects, characters, tips of the hat and realistic responses make this such a fun movie.

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