Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

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Godzilla Films
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
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Directed by Kazuki Omori
Producer(s) Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Tomiyama
Written by Kazuki Omori
Music by Akira Ifukube
Distributor TohoJP
TriStar PicturesUS
Rating Not Rated
Budget ¥1,500,000,000
Box office ¥1,450,000,000
Running time 103 minutesJP
(1 hour, 43 minutes)
100 minutesUS
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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Just for you, I won't give up!
At the end of the century, the greatest battle has begun!

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ゴジラVSキングギドラ,   Gojira tai Kingu Gidora) is a 1991 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Toho, and the eighteenth installment in the Godzilla series, as well as the third in the Heisei series. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 14, 1991.[1]

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah brings back Godzilla's arch-enemy, King Ghidorah, for the new Heisei series of films. Still weakened from the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria following his battle with Biollante, Godzilla has remained dormant in the Sea of Japan for two years. However, a group of time travelers from the year 2204 arrive in Japan and warn that Godzilla will soon return and destroy the nation. To prevent this, they undertake a mission to 1944 to remove a dinosaur from Lagos Island before it can be mutated into Godzilla by the Castle Bravo H-bomb test conducted at nearby Bikini Atoll. The Futurians have other goals though, leaving behind three creatures called Dorats on the island which are exposed to the bomb in the dinosaur's place and become the three-headed terror King Ghidorah. As King Ghidorah terrorizes Japan, the government enacts a desperate plan to recreate Godzilla with a nuclear submarine, but it turns out that Godzilla was not actually erased from history as thought. After destroying and absorbing the energy from the nuclear sub, the empowered Godzilla prepares to face King Ghidorah himself.


In the year 2204, a submarine examines the body of King Ghidorah, a monster which was said to have fought Godzilla in the 20th century. Then the movie flashes back to modern day Tokyo, where an unidentified flying object (UFO) has been seen flying rapidly with flashing lights in the night sky. The next morning, the general media attempts to make sense of the situation, which determine that this "UFO" may not have been a hoax.

Kenichiro Terasawa, a young Japanese reporter, is covering a story of a dinosaur sighted during the Pacific War. Then a spaceship appears in Japan, coinciding with Godzilla's awakening in the ocean. The ship lands, and three humans, two Western men Wilson and Grenchiko and one Japanese young woman Emmy Kano, come out of the ship and reveal themselves as delegates of nations from the year 2204. They have traveled across time to warn Japan of its grave future; due to industrialization and nuclear power, Godzilla will reappear and destroy Japan for good (or so the Futurians say). They present a book that Terasawa will write in the future, entitled The Birth of Godzilla, which states the dinosaur he is covering is a "Godzillasaurus", the dinosaur that would eventually become Godzilla after radiation exposure from an American nuclear bomb test after World War II.

Terasawa and several Japanese civilians and military personnel are selected by the Futurians to go back to 1944 and make Godzilla disappear from history, thus preventing Japan's bleak future. The Futurians place Emmy and an android named M11 in command of the mission. They will pilot a time traveling shuttle named KIDS to 1944, where they will locate the dinosaur and teleport it off the island, preventing its eventual mutation.

The Futurians and Japanese of the 1990's arrive on a Pacific island named Lagos in 1944. Amid the final stage of Pacific War, a Japanese unit is opposing an American amphibious landing on the island. The time travel group secretly observe the battle. The Japanese unit is almost eliminated by the U.S. landing unit, but the Godzillasaurus comes out of the jungle and kills the American soldiers. A U.S. ship fires, heavily injures the Godzillasaurus, and then departs. The remaining Japanese unit salutes the injured Godzillasaurus and leaves as well several days later. The Futurians then teleport the Godzillasaurus into the Bering Sea, so that it can't be hit by atomic bombs, and return to the future.

Unknown to the Japanese, however, the Futurians have replaced the Godzillasaurus with three genetically engineered creatures called Dorats, who then were exposed to radiation of the nuclear test and mutated into the three-headed, dragon-like King Ghidorah, who appears in present Japan. It is then, that the Futurians' true malevolent intentions are exposed: The story they tell Japanese of 1990s is a lie. The true history of the future is that despite damages by Godzilla, Japan with her giant corporations would grow into a corrupt super power that affects the future world greatly; King Ghidorah is a controlled weapon the Futurians made to damage Japan further, in order to keep her from becoming a super power. However Wilson and Grenchiko are more ambitious. They want to use King Ghidorah to delete Japan from history completely. Emmy disagrees with that. She reprogrammed M11 and leaves the mother ship to tell Terasawa the truth.

The Japanese government, still believing Godzilla was erased from the timeline, then seek out the Godzillasaurus to create a new Godzilla, who is the only force powerful enough to defeat King Ghidorah and the Futurians. They borrow a nuclear submarine from the Teiyo Group, a successful giant corporation established in postwar Japan by Yasuaki Shindo, a former officer who was saved by and saluted to the then injured Godzillasaurus on Lagos Island. However, Miki Saegusa reports being able to sense Godzilla moving underwater, as if he never left. After researching old newspaper articles, Terasawa learns that sometime in the past, a Russian nuclear submarine disappeared in the Bering Sea near where the Godzillasaurus was placed. Terasawa realizes that Godzilla must have not been erased from the timeline at all, and was already mutated into Godzilla. Terasawa tries to warn the government that Godzilla already exists and that Shindo's submarine is in danger, but is too late.

Unknown to the Japanese or Futurians, the Godzillasaurus they had transported to the Bering sea had in fact already been mutated because a Soviet nuclear submarine had sunk in the Bering sea. As the Futurians put it, the birth of Godzilla was an unavoidable event, as long as there are nuclear weapons. The Japanese realize this too late, as the sub they sent encounters the already-mutated Godzilla. Godzilla attacks the sub and absorbs its power, causing him to become even larger than before and overcome his ANEB infection.

Wilson and Grenchiko sent King Ghidorah to combat Godzilla ashore in Hokkaido. Ghidorah almost strangles Godzilla to death, but in the mean time Emmy, Terasawa and the android sabotage the mother ship. Ghidorah's motion is affected and then it is defeated by Godzilla. Godzilla decapitates its middle head, and has it sink into bottom of the sea. Emmy and others teleport the mother ship in front of Godzilla and leave. Godzilla destroys the ship along with Wilson and Grenchiko on board.

Godzilla then sets out to destroy Japan. Emmy and M11 go back to future with the time traveling shuttle for help. Godzilla enters Tokyo and stands before the headquarters of Shindo Heavy Industry, where Shindo himself stays to wait for Godzilla. Shindo and Godzilla look into each others' eyes for a moment and Godzilla destroys the Shindo headquarter completely. Then Emmy comes back from future with a resurrected King Ghidorah. King Ghidorah is cryogenically preserved in the sea to 2204, when Emmy and the central Futurian government make it a cyborg under Emmy's command: Mecha-King Ghidorah. Emmy uses it to battle Godzilla. In the ensuing fight, Godzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah level the center of Tokyo. Emmy uses Mecha-King Ghidorah's grappling cables to lift Godzilla into the sky. Godzilla continues to fight Mecha-King Ghidorah and sinks them both into the sea. Then Emmy says goodbye to Terasawa, whom she identifies as one of her ancestors, and goes back to future. However, on the bottom of the sea, Godzilla awakens and roars.


Main article: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.


Main article: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Credits.

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Anna Nakagawa   as   Emmy Kano, Futurian
  • Kosuke Toyohara   as   Kenichiro Terasawa, writer for Mu magazine
  • Megumi Odaka   as   Miki Saegusa
  • Kiwako Harada   as   Chiaki Moriyuma, editor for Mu magazine
  • Shoji Kobayashi   as   Ryuzo Dobashi, Cabinet Security Director
  • Katsuhiko Sasaki   as   Professor Yoshinori Mazaki
  • Chuck Wilson   as   Wilson, Futurian
  • So Yamamura   as   Prime Minister Hayashida
  • Koichi Ueda   as   Masayoshi Ikehata, former Lagos Island Japanese Army soldier
  • Richard Berger   as   Glenchico, Futurian
  • Robert Scott Field   as   M11
  • Tokuma Nishioka   as   Professor Takehito Fujio, Director of National Institute of Science and Technology
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya   as   Yasuaki Shindo, Chairman of the Teiyo Group
  • Saburo Tokito   as   Reporter
  • Junichi Yaoi   as   Himself
  • Kent Gilbert   as   U.S. Navy Colonel
  • Daniel Kahl   as   Major Spielberg
  • Jeff Berklund   as   U.S. Navy Aide
  • Ginnosuke Azuma   as   Morrys
  • Shinji Morisue   as   Photographer
  • Shingo Kazami   as   National Institute of Science and Technology staff member
  • Ryoto Yoshimitsu   as   Shindo's secretary
  • Kenji Sahara   as   Defense Minister Takayuki Segawa
  • Susumu Kurobe   as   Fuyuki Takaoka, Air SDF Chief of Staff
  • Kazuyuki Senba   as   Integrated Chiefs of Staff Conference chairperson
  • Kenzo Hagiwara   as   Takeo Shimura, Ground SDF Chief of Staff
  • Shin Tatsuma   as   Daisuke Hirata, Maritime SDF Chief of Staff
  • Tetsu Watanabe   as   Lagos Island Japanese Army Sergeant
  • Shigemitsu Ogi   as   JSDF Information Office member
  • Shoichiro Sakata   as   JSDF Information Office member
  • Yasushi Inoue   as   JSDF Information Office member
  • Muneyoshi Akita   as   JSDF Information Office member
  • Michael Foucannon   as   M101
  • Mark Foucannon   as   M102
  • Chuko Fujimoto   as   Newscaster
  • Kenpachiro Satsuma   as   Godzilla
  • Hurricane Ryu Hariken   as   King Ghidorah
  • Wataru Fukuda   as   Godzillasaurus

Omni Productions English dub

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • John Culkin   as   Kenichiro Terasawa, writer for Mu magazine
  • Pierre Tremblay   as   Wilson, Futurian / M11 / Junichi Yaoi / Masayoshi Ikehata, former Lagos Island Japanese Army soldier / U.S. Navy Colonel
  • Chris Hilton   as   Professor Takehito Fujio, Director of National Institute of Science and Technology
  • Rik Thomas   as   Yasuaki Shindo, Chairman of the Teiyo Group / Prime Minister Hayashida / Morrys
  • Warren Rooke   as   Defense Minister Takayuki Segawa
  • Jack Murphy   as   Shindo's secretary



Weapons, vehicles, and races


Main article: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah/Gallery.


Main article: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles

  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidora (U.S. VHS title)
  • Godzilla: Duel of the Megasaurians (Godzilla – Duell der Megasaurier; Germany)
  • Godzilla Against the Evil Monster (Godzilla Contra o Monstro do Mal; Brazil)
  • The War of the Dinosaurs (La Guerra de los Dinosaurios; Argentina)
  • War Dragon Godzilla (戰龍哥斯拉; Hong Kong)

Theatrical releases

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  • Japan - December 14, 1991[1]   [view poster]Japanese poster
  • Thailand - 1991   [view poster]Thai poster
  • Germany - March 26, 1992   [view poster]German poster

U.S. release

American Godzilla vs. King Ghidora VHS cover

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah was released on VHS in the United States by TriStar Pictures in 1998, along with Godzilla vs. Mothra. The film was titled Godzilla vs. King Ghidora for this release, though only on cover art (later releases would correct this to "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah"). Like what Miramax had done for Godzilla vs. Biollante in 1992, TriStar elected to simply use Toho's international English dub for the film, which was done by Omni Productions. The only edits TriStar made to the film involved on-screen text and the end credits. Rather than use Toho's international title card, TriStar included the Japanese title card with "Godzilla vs. King Ghidora" in parentheses at the bottom of the screen. TriStar also provided its own English-language opening credits and cut the end credits, replacing them with a black screen including copyright information.

Box office

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah had a budget of ¥1,500,000,000, or roughly $12,000,000. When the film was released in Japan on December 14, 1991, it had an attendance of 2,700,000 and earned ¥1,450,000,000, or $11,000,000.


Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is generally well-received by fans. Internet critic James Rolfe (AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd) of Cinemassacre considers the film one of the best of the series.

Some Godzilla fans have expressed dissatisfaction with King Ghidorah's origin in the movie, especially in reference to the Dorats, as well as with the film's time-travel plot.

Though the Japan Academy Prize does not have a category for visual effects, Koichi Kawakita and his special effects team received a Special Prize in 1992 for their work on the film.[2]

Video releases

Universe Laser & Video DVD (Year Unknown)

  • Region: 3
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0 Mono), Cantonese (2.0 Mono)
  • Special Features: None
  • Notes: Includes traditional and simplified Chinese subtitles. Out of print.

TriStar Pictures DVD (1998)[3]

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (2.0 Stereo)
  • Special Features: Trailers for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and Godzilla vs. Mothra
  • Notes: Cropped to 1.33:1. Packaged with Godzilla vs. Mothra (same disc). Also included in The Toho Godzilla Collection - Volume 1.

Toho DVD (2002)

  • Region: 2
  • Audio: Japanese

Madman DVD (2006)

  • Region: 4
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo) and English (2.0 Mono)
  • Special Features: Trailers for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and other Heisei Godzilla movies, galleries of production stills and posters

Toho Blu-ray (2009)

  • Region: A/1
  • Language: Japanese

Sony Blu-ray (2014)[4]

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0 Stereo) and English (2.0 Mono)
  • Special Features: 4 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah trailers and 5 Godzilla vs. Mothra trailers
  • Notes: Packaged with Godzilla vs. Mothra.


A novelization of the film, titled Novel: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, was written by Toho film producer Fumio Tanaka and published by Asahi Sonorama in 1991. The novelization follows the plot of the film, but includes some differences. Most notably, the novel opens with the discovery of the carcass of King Ghidorah on the surface of Venus, with the Futurians harvesting its DNA and using it to engineer the Dorats. Kenichiro Terasawa and Chiaki Moriyuma get married at the end of the novel, with Emmy Kano secretly attending their wedding party. Emmy gives the receptionist a pendant containing a photograph of herself and her mother, who is noted to look a lot like Chiaki, and asks the receptionist to give it to Chiaki. Other minor differences from the film include the name of the Teiyo Group's nuclear submarine.

Manga Adaptation

A manga adaptation of the film was published by Shogakukan in December 1991. The manga's story corresponds to the film's, but many characters, notably Miki Saegusa, Yasuaki Shindo, and Professor Mazaki, are omitted. In addition, the character Sho Kuroki from Godzilla vs. Biollante is featured in the manga. The manga also ends on a much darker note than the film. After Godzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah fall into the ocean, Emmy pilots KIDS to the surface. Just before the ship can depart to the 23rd century, Godzilla suddenly fires his atomic breath from below and destroys the ship with Emmy still inside it.



Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah trailer
Unfinished Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah "Newsflash/Special Announcement" trailer
Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah "Newsflash/Special Announcement" trailer #1
Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah "Newsflash/Special Announcement" trailer #2
Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah "Newsflash/Special Announcement" trailer #3
Japanese Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah TV spot
German Godzilla: Duel of the Megasaurians trailer
Argentinian The War of the Dinosaurs video trailer


English export opening credits
English export ending credits
German theatrical opening credits
German theatrical ending credits
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) CNN Report
Godzilla Suit Stolen American News Report
Behind-the-scenes featurette on the film's special effects, broadcast on Japanese television
Extended special on the making of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, broadcast the day before the film's theatrical release (Part 1 of 5)
Music differences between the Japanese and foreign versions of the film


  • This is the only film where Godzilla battles King Ghidorah one-on-one, with neither monster having any allies.
  • This is the first movie in the Heisei series where a monster from the Showa series besides Godzilla returns.
  • Stuntman "Hurricane" Ryu, who portrayed King Ghidorah and Mecha-King Ghidorah, would later return to play Battra larva in Godzilla vs. Mothra, BabyGodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and Godzilla Junior in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
  • A loose end in the film's plot that deserves mention involves King Ghidorah and Mecha-King Ghidorah. In the beginning of the film, Glenchico states that a person cannot exist in the same time twice; one of the two would vanish. However, when Godzilla defeats King Ghidorah, the monster falls into the Sea of Okhotsk, where it stays for 200 years. In 2204, Ghidorah is resurrected as a cyborg and returned to 1992. However, as the wounded King Ghidorah is still laying in the sea when Mecha-King Ghidorah arrives, two Ghidorahs clearly exist in the same time. As if to further contradict Omori's law, when Mecha-King Ghidorah is defeated by Godzilla, it too falls into the Sea of Okhotsk, meaning two Ghidorahs not only coexist in the same time, but in the same place as well. This seems to be a clear violation of Grenchiko's statement. However, it is possible that once Mecha-King Ghidorah came to the past, the body of the previous Ghidorah that was lying in the Sea of Okhotsk vanished as Grenchiko said would happen; Mecha-King Ghidorah could then take the previous Ghidorah's place in the sea. The remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah would later be used to create Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.
    • However, if King Ghidorah actually did disappear, that would mean that there wouldn't be a King Ghidorah corpse to turn into Mecha-King Ghidorah, so Mecha-King Ghidorah wouldn't be able to exist. Because Mecha-King Ghidorah wouldn't exist, it couldn't go back in time to fight Godzilla, so the old King Ghidorah corpse would still stay there. This means Glenchico's statement is false, because if it was true, a time paradox (specifically, an altered version of the Grandfather Paradox) would have occurred. However, it's possible that when Mecha-King Ghidorah went back in time, it actually entered an alternate universe, meaning that a paradox doesn't occur, and in this new universe, King Ghidorah does disappear.
  • This film was considered controversial at the time of its release, due to its fictional World War II sequence. The scene depicted American soldiers being killed by the Godzillasaurus, allowing Japanese soldiers to escape. The film's plot, involving Western villains from the future attempting to subjugate Japan, was debated. Kazuki Omori, the director of the film, defended his artistic decision on camera, arguing that the film was not in fact meant to be anti-American. It was also noted that there was considerable negative publicity regarding economic tensions between the United States and Japan at the time the film was made. Even Ishiro Honda stated in an interview in 1992 that he felt Kazuki Omori went too far in depicting the American soldiers being killed.[5]
  • In the Japanese novelization for this film, King Ghidorah's corpse is found on the surface of Venus by the Futurians, who use his DNA to engineer the Dorats. This was originally meant to be included in the film as well, but this was changed because Kazuki Omori reportedly did not want King Ghidorah to be a space monster again.
  • A Godzilla 1964 toy can be seen on Kenichiro Terasawa's desk in multiple scenes.
  • During the scene where Emmy Kano is reprogramming M11, Mechani-Kong is visible among a group of robot toys on a shelf in the background. Later during the same scene, a model of an Xilien UFO can be seen on a table behind M11's head.

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6 months ago
Score 0
This movie was decent.


6 months ago
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BTW who's that guy who got blasted after nodding to Godzilla.


7 months ago
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Where on Earth can I get my hands on the novelized version of Godzilla vs King Ghidorah? I've been trying to find it everywhere on the internet but it acts like it doesnt even exist!


7 months ago
Score 0
Oh thank good I thought I was going crazy XD


8 months ago
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I've got another possible explanation for Mecha-King Ghidorah being in the ocean contradicting Omori's law; maybe the organic part of Mecha-King Ghidorah disappeared, due to King Ghidorah's corpse, but the mechanical parts stayed, which G-Force uses to construct Mechagodzilla. We never see the organic parts after all.


8 months ago
Score 0
When I said "We never see the organic parts after all.", I meant in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II when we see MKG. Maybe the organic parts of MKG disappeared after the ending of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

Titan of Water

10 months ago
Score 0
Godzilla vs King Ghidorah: It’s an okay film, but I see it as a big downgrade from Biollante. The only two characters I found interesting were Shindo and Emmy. Shindo, like Dr. Shiragami, is a tragic character who pays for his warped views. He is extremely disillusioned about Godzilla, thinking of him as some kind of spiritual guardian of Japan just because it unintentionally saved his life long ago. But in the end, he is proved wrong right after Godzilla defeats King Ghidorah, when his “savior” continues the rampage his opponent started. Being responsible for leaving him for dead on the island which allowed the Futurians to send him to the bearing sea were he would be mutated, and causing him to be even more mutated by his nuclear sub, Shindo feels that the only way to atone for his deeds and disillusionment is death. Emmy was something of a grey Anti-Hero, which is interesting because that doesn’t seem to be the case for a lot of Godzilla characters. She is just as guilty of deceiving Japan as her partners, but instead of plotting on destroying Japan like her partners she only wanted to use King Ghidorah as a warning. In the end she chooses to help Japan, thereby allowing it to become at corrupt superpower, rather than live with the blood of millions of lives on her hands. That would be a hard choice since neither one would result in a happy ending. None of the others characters stood out to me, and honestly I think Emmy should have been the main character. I’d like to point out that King Ghidorah seemed a lot more sympathetic here than in previous movies. It’s never implied he was the sadistic genocidal monster of the Showa Era, but rather an innocent creature who was mind controlled to do his dark deeds. It feels sad when he meets his fate at the hands of Godzilla. Both Godzilla and King Ghidorah have good designs, but like many suits in the later Heisei era Ghidorah’s regular form and Mecha form are incredibly stiff because the suits were so heavy. As for the fight scenes, the first one is decent. There was a lot more beams than usual but still just enough physical attacks. The second fight to me is semi entertaining because Mecha King Ghidorah is an awesome concept but mediocre however, because it’s almost completely beam spamming. This movie loses two stars for lacking interesting characters and the interesting characters that are in the film have less screen time, and good but not as good as they could’ve been fight scenes. I give this movie 3/5.


12 months ago
Score 0

My quickie review

Pros: A very unique and original plot, above average characters, amazing special effects, very entertaining monster battles, great-looking kaiju designs, ingeniously tells the origin of Godzilla (including the poigant Godzilla/Shindo ark), is very well-paced, brings back Akira Ifukube who's score is a masterpiece Cons: Doesn't explain what happened to Godzilla because of the time travel very well, creating a very popular misconception in the fanbase

Final Thoughts: A very highly entertaining and creative film full of great Sci-Fi ideas that's very well-made.

Final Score: 10/10


15 months ago
Score 0
Probably my biggest pet peeve is when people talk about nothing but the time travel, it's like, first, watch the time travel plot video on the Wikizilla YouTube channel, and second, there's so many other aspects to talk about, stop bitching.

Titan of Water

15 months ago
Score 1
Did you you enjoy the G vs KG fight or G vs MKG more? I liked the G vs KG fight more even though the MKG fight was awesome, because there was a lot more physical fighting in that one, not just beams.


12 months ago
Score 0
I agree, I love both battles but I prefer the first one.

Titan of Water

15 months ago
Score 0
I really don’t think the director was Anti-American or Pro-Fascist. The battle between Japan and America in the movie is just showing HISTORY (if partly fictional). I also don’t think the director wanted Japan to become a corrupt superpower either. I think he was stating what he FEARED what Japan might become. After all, aren’t all Godzilla Movies about the fear of future generations not learning from the past?


17 months ago
Score 0
This is one of my favorite Godzilla movies. But I've always wondered why there are two live action posters, when usually there's only a drawn one and one live action one. Which of the two live action posters is the official one?

Titan of Water

17 months ago
Score 1
Casual Godzilla Viewer: “The time travelers erased the old Godzilla from existence, but accidentally created a new one.” Me: Triggered


20 months ago
Score 1

unpopular opinion: this movie sucks.

if you honestly want to know why i think this way, search up atomic roast godzilla vs king ghidorah by omni viewer, he explains everything.


7 months ago
Score 0
I saw that too. I honestly can't look at this movie the same way after seeing that.

Indominus Rex 2016

27 months ago
Score 0

Time to give thoughts on the movie:

It is very confusing in certain momments of the movie, like how do they remember Godzilla if he never existed? I have to say that i'm kind of mixed wtih this one, i don't hate it but i don't like it either

The King of the Monsters

27 months ago
Score 0
They remember Godzilla because the Futurians didn't actually succeed in erasing Godzilla from history. By moving the Godzillasaurus off Lagos Island, they left it in a place where it was exposed to nuclear waste in the 1970's and mutated into the Heisei Godzilla in the first place.


29 months ago
Score 0
This film was awesome, but the time travel thing still confuses me.

Mecha Kaiser Ghidorah

29 months ago
Score 0
I really enjoy this movie and add something that hasn't happen in any previous movie and mecha king ghidorah was plain awesome the only downside was the time travel plot which was really confusing and really wish people can find this website and channel on youtube and for this it gets a 8.9/10


42 months ago
Score 0
My opinion: In here, we see Godzilla and Ghidorah in their best origins yet, a very interesting storyline. A definitive masterpiece.

Toa Hydros

42 months ago
Score 0

My Thoughts: Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

This film, while among the better installments in the second series, a bit of a mixed bag.

The plot is both refreshing and tired at the same time. While aliens aren't the bad guys (instead deceptive time travelers), the basic villain trope is still there: Technologically superior aggressors take control of a monster to subjugate and/or destroy Japan. We've seen this several times already. On the other hand, the concept of time travel in a Godzilla movie had potential, which was partially realized. I like the idea of trying to negate Godzilla's existence via time travel, only to end up unwittingly contributing to his creation. That's a brilliant idea!!! It drives home that no matter how hard we try, we can't go back and erase the mistakes of the past, so we're stuck with the consequences and can only press forward.

Now, on the Godzilla Misconceptions page, it's explained that Godzilla's reappearance after being removed from 1944 is due to the events mentioned above: traveling back in time with the intent to unmake Godzilla, only to unintentionally aid in his creation, a predestination paradox. That's fine, I actually prefer time travel plots like that, as most forms of media tend to use time travel as an excuse to ignore or throw out continuity (*cough*DaysofFuturePast*cough*). Unfortunately, the logic behind the time travel isn't explained very well in the movie itself. They just assume the audience is going to either put it together on there own.

Ghidorah's new origin is a joke. It's hard to take even the King of Terror seriously when his origin story has him being spawned by the fusion of three cutesy pets from the future. Also, the acting from the US soldiers is just... painful. "Take that, you dinosaur!" *face palm*

Now, for the good things. The effects in this movie are some of the best in the second series. The monster action comes fast and often, and the battles are beyond awesome. I especially love Mecha-King Ghidorah's design.

In the end, this movie has a lot going for it action-wise, but the plot and dialogue, while having potential, needed some fine tuning.

Green Blob Thing

42 months ago
Score 0
Mecha-King Ghidorah is easily the best thing about this film. I also like that this is the first time Godzilla got to fight Ghidorah without assistance from other kaiju.
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