Happy little Kaiju playing on their island!
The communications center in charge of overseeing that Monsterland is secured, suddenly loses power! The force fields are down, the gases are no longer being released, and the Kaiju are on the loose! But what's really weird is that the rampaging beasts don't just head for the mainland to dole out destruction, they travel! Mothra wiggles its way to Peking, Rodan attacks Moscow, and Godzilla ravages New York City - why these specific places? What is going on? The answer is simple: aliens. And I'm not even joking.
Oh no! Godzilla is going to destroy New York!
A race of aliens has come to Earth and infiltrated the Monsterland communications center with the purpose of advancing the human race into a more peaceful state of living. The aliens are controlling the beasts and sending them to destroy the world's largest cities as a sign of their power - because how else do you convey that your way of living is more peaceful if you DON'T send giant reckless monsters to tear cities apart? Obviously the Japanese people cannot stand for this - it's their duty to keep the Kaiju contained! But before they can get the beasts back to their island, they must first defeat these aliens before serious damage is done to Earth.
Get lost you lady alien scum!!
Once more, another good Kaiju movie but I am openly disappointed with this one. I know that not all of the Godzilla movies so far have focused solely on the King of Monsters and his battles with fellow Kaiju beasties but this movie, I felt, steered a little too far off the beaten path. Sure, they had to defeat the aliens but I don't feel like this movie gave me enough of a Godzilla fix as I was hankering for. Yes, there was an abundance of Kaiju - many of which haven't been featured in Godzilla movies - but these aliens take up too much precious destruction time. But in terms of sci-fi movies, this is still a pretty cool one. And also a pretty brutal one - we actually see bullet wounds in this movie! Avert your eyes! With 18 more Godzilla movies left in this Grand Godzilla Gala it really makes me cringe to think how many more are going to be relying on aliens to pad the plots. Ugh. Go back home spacemen! I want more Kaiju action!