Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Mike Matei / October 31st, 2008


  • April 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    haha this was awesome to watch all the way through from the beginning…

    hmm I wonder what happened to that rumored Godzilla flick that was supposed to come out last year.

  • Charcutier

    April 22, 2010 at 5:09 am

    The guy with mustache, the tough motherfucker is Don Frye, he is a pretty good mma (mixed martial arts) fighter. 🙂

  • Crowbar

    May 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Great conclusion to an epic series of reviews. I can’t wait until this year’s Monster Madness.

  • A.Regular-Person

    June 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Baby Godzilla looked like crap again, what happened. And this the only one of two godzilla movies i got to watch ENTIRELY. Would’ve loved to see more monsters or even baby godzilla kicken ass.

    • Alex Cherries

      November 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      He looks better than what he looked like in Godzilla’s Revenge, though.

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    If there is a remake of King Kong vs Godzilla, I hope Peter Jackosn does it, he did so well with remaking King Kong, it only fits that he brings back Godzilla too.

  • cambo1000

    July 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    kung fu shit! lol

  • cambo1000

    July 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    one thing missing. the giant claw!!!

  • Gcube524

    August 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    great review! and Now that it is confirmed that there WILL be another Godzilla film, and its supposed to be released in 2012 i hope u will review that one too and it will be great and it will stay true to the formula of most Godzilla films.

  • Stickman007

    September 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I actually got to see this in theaters this guy brought the dvd and they just projected it i never new till now and i was ten i had a freak out i was so happy

  • supermark64

    September 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    i thought theyre was only 28

  • Silgon

    October 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    i really want to see godzilla fight destoroyah (i think that’s how it’s spelled) he’s my fave monster of the godzilla series so far.

  • Narf78

    November 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve seen, the next Godzilla will be an american production again. I don’t know what to think of that. It is a simple fact that Godzilla is a japanese thing.

  • Ark528

    November 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Goddamn I loved this movie it’s pure madness really a must see if u like monster brawl and random crazyness XD

  • Ty Hope

    December 1, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I saw this movie in the theater in Japan and fucking loved it!

    Also, as mentioned in a previous comment, the guy with the mustache is Don Frye. If you want to see one of the most insane mma fights EVER, youtube search “Don Frye vs Takayama”. The beat the everlasting shit out of each other!

    Thanks for doing all these revies James. I’m late in discovering your site, but these reviews got me back into Godzilla movies.

  • nomad175

    December 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I didn’t like this movie much, but that was mainly because it was basically just The Matrix with some giant monsters thrown in, in my opinion. I did like the monster fight scenes, especially the Godzilla/Mothra team-up. I didn’t really like the parts that had anything else much, except for the stupid subtitles, which are really funny. I saw the English dubbed version of this, and the dub and the subtitles are way off (ex. Dub: Do you need any help?, Subs: Would you like a banana?). Finally I just have one question, shared by the friends of mine who have also seen this: why does Godzilla’s son look like Barney?

  • 915warrior

    January 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    well frist of all godzilla cant fight that one monster that turtle or what not because in godzilla sos i belive they show that same monster on the shore dead with a big gash in his throught

  • RobotX2311

    January 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    This is the best godzilla movie of the millenium series by far.

  • randori9000

    January 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    theres a new godzilla movie in 2012 check it out cinema and godzilla fans

  • vinamon 13

    January 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    they should havr added megalon

  • MovieNerd592

    March 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    awsome reveiw

  • RobotX2311

    April 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This is the best godzilla film from the millennium. Kung fu fighting, classics Kaijus monsters beat the hell at each other, alien invasion, and cities getting destroy around the world is the perfect recipe for a mexican like me

  • rammstein81

    April 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Baby godzilla looks like a shaven monkey!

  • GodjiraPWNSJPN

    July 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    James. I have watched the entire GODZILLATHON and my god you did a damn well job in getting me in the mood for more of the BIG G. Thanks for getting me even more obsessed with the franchise. Be looking for those DVD’S now.

  • Akatskimilan

    August 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    It doesn’t end there. He’s also in a string of coffee commercial alongside MLB player Hideki Matsui (whose nickname happens to be Godzilla). If I remember, Matsui had some cameos in the Millenium era movies. Needless to say, its proof that celebrity endorsements work because I drink Kirin Fire brand coffee simply because Godzilla was in the commercials. I haven’t watched any TV recently so I don’t know if the commercials are still on or not but I crapped my pants the first time I saw it.

  • penpan

    August 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    SAYONARA!!! Your reviews are always so informative and there’s a lot of love evident in your writing of these films. I’ve only seen a handful of these Godzillas but I might want to see more now. Thanks!

  • BrianWatson

    September 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Dude, you should post a commentary on a few of your favorites like you did with White Zombie when you have time, I know your busy with the movie now.

  • Coffin Joe

    October 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm


  • MohawkLogan

    October 17, 2011 at 3:10 am

    by far my faviorte godzilla movie

  • Diegowar

    November 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hey, thanks to you James, I’ve seen the whole Godzillathon ! And yes, I mean the 28 movies, finally ! Thanks for making me discover this, I knew what Godzilla was, but I was totally unaware that it was such a big and awesome franchise.

    Here’s my top 10 :

    N°10 – King Kong vs. Godzilla

    N°09 – Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

    N°08 – Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

    N°07 – Godzilla vs. Biollante

    N°06 – Godzilla vs. Destroyah

    N°05 – Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    N°04 – GMT: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

    N°03 – Godzilla (1954)

    N°02 – Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

    N°01 – Godzilla : Final Wars

    As you can see, the crazier it is, the more I like it, and Godzilla Final Wars, to me, is clearly one of the best movies of its kind I’ve ever seen, right next to Brain Dead (Dead Alive) in another genre.

    Long live Monster Madness 🙂 !

  • SmoothCriminalAaron

    December 27, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Final Wars was my Fav, even though I have only seen a few.

    I think 2012 is the year of the Revival, but I think a Americanization is gonna crapafile it

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Outstanding Marathon; very entertaining and informative!

  • Aaron1375

    June 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

    That IMAX one never really materialized. I loved Final Wars for one reason, for the most part Godzilla kicked all the other monsters asses. I also love the music when the fight turns back to Godzilla’s favor while battling Gidorah.

  • nammm3

    October 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    That was a great amount of work and effort, all of which were terrific James! 😀

    I can’t wait for the Legendary Pictures Godzilla movie. It’s released date is slated for 2014. I hope it’ll be good.

  • January 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Gigan is actually female

  • Ian Schillermann

    April 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Woo 2014, cant wait to see if they can do it right in America.

  • RandyPan

    April 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I wanna see Godzilla vs Cthulhu.

  • May 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    The guy with the moustache is the famous MMA-fighter Don Fry. He fought many years in PrideFC and is huge in Japan…well WAS huge.

  • September 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    dose anyone think he will rewview Godzilla 2014

  • nicholas campos

    October 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    GRAMERA WILL WIN!!!!!!!!

  • December 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    The other thing missing is Megalon

  • December 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Godzilla 2014.

  • onkelll

    December 17, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Wow, I just realized this movie was made after all the Matrix movies.

  • January 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    10 years later godzilla returns

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    March 3, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I can’t watch the Godzillathon videos. What happened?

    • mike keith

      March 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      IDK cause here it is 9 days later, and I can watch all of them….

  • March 10, 2014 at 6:59 am

    How do You find trailers for new Godzilla 2014?

  • mike keith

    March 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    OMGOMGOMG!!!!! Godzilla 2014 looks EPIC!!!!

  • March 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Can’t wait for the new one! 🙂

  • May 15, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I love AVGN, i love godzilla, you guys are awesome, i wish i could know you in person, your my favorite website, i visit it every day, i live in south dakota and just love you guys, mike, james, you guys rock my world totally, i love the old video games and the godzilla movies and horror flicks, if you ever come to south dakota, ill show you mt rushmore and crazy horse and you can even sleep at my house and eat here, just send me an email its no problem

  • June 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    dude come back for godzillathon and talk about the godzilla 2014 with a new monster

  • Kent Gissing

    August 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Personally, i think Final Wars is the best Godzilla-movie yet, it has the most balanced variety of monster action, story-driven dialogue with plot-motivation and good, believable graphics. There is just enough of an immersive sense of you-know-what-needs-to-be-done-to-save-the-world and “THESE humans (along with the titular character) are the people who are gonna do it” (with fairly interesting background-stories), and then the rest is just a big monster mash-up. 🙂 Plus almost every monster made famous by the Godzilla-franchise is in it, even that oversized dinnerplate center-piece Ebirah. Even 1998’s Zilla is in it, rightly getting butt-owned by Godzilla in just a few seconds. The story could be construed as a bit over the top, but to me, it was entirely excusable, and what WAS in there, they executed nicely.

  • October 27, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    the Sgt.Slaughter looking guy is MMA fighter Don Frye

  • fcabanski

    October 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Cloverfield stunk. Monster movies haven’t lasted for 60+ years by focusing on boring human characters. The new Godzilla did the same lame thing. There was a little great monster action at the end, but constantly cutting away from Godzilla to see cardboard characters doing things like carrying a bomb was not good. The funny thing was the use of the cliche silence as a guy is picked up after all the action. The very same cliche silence, the hero is transitioning back into the regular world after fighting the amazing battle, was used in Captain America Winter Soldier.

  • March 27, 2015 at 1:53 am

    I’m ready for Godzilla vs King Kong 2, if they ever make it, they should add how King Kong gets to grow to the size of Godzilla.

  • Nicole Meyer

    October 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    hes back yeah godzilla 2014

  • Smiller

    November 19, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Guess what? You’re getting your wish of a King Kong vs. Godzilla remake, but not with Peter Jackson though. I wished that Godzilla would appear in Pacific Rim.

    • Caleb Robinson

      July 24, 2017 at 5:43 am

      That would’ve been epic. I actually expected him to make a surprise appearance in that flic

  • March 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    If you want to know the future of GODZILLA review the 2014 film already

  • March 27, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Also do a top ten Godzilla monsters which excludes Godzilla himself to make it fair

  • March 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    And do a top ten worst Godzilla movies as well because that will be cool

  • Jacob Boeve

    May 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Godzilla: Holy Wars…Punishment Is Due

  • Jacob Boeve

    May 28, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Also, I HATE Cloverfield

  • May 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    That is pretty accurate to New York

  • December 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Can you guys tell me what film the opening song is from? I know I’ve heard it before, and I know it’s from a Godzilla film but I can’t remember which one.

  • Caleb Robinson

    July 24, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Hey man, I’ve been coming to your website for almost ten years now (since 2008 I think) and I’ve always enjoyed your reviews and your own personal movies and such, but this Godzillathon is my favourite I’ve probably watched it like four or five times — and I was wondering if you were planning on reviewing the new Godzilla that was made a couple years ago — the one with Heisenberg in it. Personally I thought the movie was pretty good for an American remake (much better than that piece of shit they gave us in 98) but I was really curious what you thought of it, since we share the same opinion on basically every Godzilla film released to date. Anyways like I said I’m a huge fan and show your videos to my friends and family and you always make me laugh, please keep making videos because I will always keep watching.

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