Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
aka Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tokyo S.O.S.
Article 5677 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Masaaki Tezuka
Featuring Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mickey Koga
What it is: Kaiju
Mothra’s twin fairies show up and ask Japan to give Godzilla’s bones a rest; they were used in the infrastructure of Mechagodzilla. However, Godzilla reappears, and they man need Mechagodzilla’s power once again…
Unlike the other movies in the Millennium series that I’ve seen, this one is a direct sequel to one of the others – the previous entry GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA. It’s also a sequel to MOTHRA, and Hiroshi Koizumi reprises his role from that one. The human stories aren’t quite as engaging this time around, but that’s probably due to the fact that the main story arc here belongs to Mechagodzilla, an arc that had its roots in the previous movie. There may even be a reference to the Gamera series as well here when a giant turtle washes up on shore. Most of the movie is a battle sequence between Godzilla, Mechagodzila and three Mothras (the adult and two larva). It’s not quite as good as the previous entry, but it’s still quite entertaining and engaging.