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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

 Image © Toho  

Image © Toho  

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS: C 

In this first installment of Toho’s anime Godzilla trilogy, humanity has lost Earth. After years of searching unsuccessfully for a new world, they return to make a stand against Godzilla and reclaim their home. It’s an idea that balances nicely within the spheres of anime and giant creature features, and it lends itself to moments of beautiful and imaginative sci-fi imagery. These moments, unfortunately, are fleeting. While the script aims for high drama, stilted computer-generated animation of the human characters derails any emotional impact, making Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters an exercise in patience. 

Scott Waldyn


Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters 

Starring Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, and Kana Hanazawa 

Written by Gen Urobuchi 

Directed by Kobun Shizuno & Hiroyuki Seshita 

Streaming on Netflix