GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE (Video 2018 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle—the sequel of the 2017 production of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters—suffers from lack of universal appeal due to a storyline that Japanese culture may relate to well, but a universal audience may find incomprehensible with a hard-to-follow storyline. Do some research and read a comprehensible plot before you go to increase enjoyment of the film.

Storyline

Survivors from an original encounter with Godzilla are helped by natives and go on to re-battle another Godzilla.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Yoshihiro Furusawa for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Belu-Be (voice of Rich Brown), Adam Bindewald (voice of Robbie Daymond), Metphies (voice of Lucien Dodge), Bilusaludo Soldier (voice of Hayato Fujii), Controller (voice of Frank Gerrish), Yuko Tani (voice of Kana Hanazawa), Miana (voice of Rachelle Heger), Unberto Mori (voice of Ken’yû Horiuchi), Josh Emerson (voice of Haruki Ishiya), Adam Bindewald (voice of Yuki Kaji), Controller (voice of Naoko Komatsu), Rilu-Elu Belu-Be (voice of Kenta Miyake), Haruo Sakaki (voice of Mamoru Miyano), Halu-Elu Dolu-Do (voice of Kazuya Nakai), Miana (voice of Ari Ozawa), and Soldier (voice of Bill Rogers).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If the series has been started, there may be a desire to finish. But the film suffers from cultural barriers and lacks the ability to easily cross international and cultural borders. Better films along the ‘giant animal attacks humans’ theme are the Jurassic Park films one and two.

Ben Meyers

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