Godzilla Movie

Seeking advice from the forum

3007 Views6 Replies
Forum Topic


MemberGodzillaOct-12-2017 9:18 PM

I am getting back into Godzilla again. I saw several movies as a kid but forgot about them due to the passage of time. I saw 1998 and liked it even though it didn't seem to follow the original spirit in some ways.

I am kind of excited for Godzilla 2 and have just learned many movies are on Hulu now. My question to the forum is what order should I watch them or are there duds I might skip? Here is the list:

Godzilla (1998)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Godzilla 2000
Godzilla Vs. Destroyah
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II
Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla
Godzilla Vs. Mothra
Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Godzilla: Final Wars



6 Replies

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaOct-12-2017 9:40 PM

There's a few with some tight continuity. As far as what Hulu has, here's what needs to be viewed in order:

The Heisei Series

These movies try to have strict continuity, despite how much they flub it up and don't use it. But for the sake of consistency it's best to watch them in order. It's important to note that the first two films made for this continuity are not on Hulu (The Return of Godzilla & Godzilla vs. Biollante). So you'll have to go in to it with the understanding that a new Godzilla has appeared twice since 1984--And before that only the events of the original 1954 film had taken place:

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

The Millennium Series

The Millennium movies are an anthology series with no continuity between them. With the exception of two films, the only connection they generally have is to the 1954 original. Any important information from the original film is usually recapped in some way. You can watch any of the following in any order you wish. But this is the order they were released:

Godzilla 2000
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Godzilla: Final Wars

The Kiryu Saga

The two Millennium movies I spoke of that were the exception are usually dubbed "The Kiryu Saga" or "Kiryu Duology" by fans. Like the other Millennium movies, they're sequels to the original Godzilla and some other Toho kaiju flicks. Again, pertinent information is recapped via flashbacks:

Godzilla against MechaGodzilla
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS

I generally consider Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla the worst of the entire series and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus and Godzilla Final Wars aren't too far behind. I know many who would disagree, but I come at the series from a very different perspective than most. The 1998 movie is a borderline taboo subject among the fandom, so we usually just ignore it.

But, as with anything, try them all out. Tastes vary and I have no idea what you might be looking for in these flicks.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


MemberGodzillaOct-12-2017 9:45 PM

G. H. (Gman) Appreciated- thank you. Lots of watching to do. I just want to watch with as much continuity as possible. 

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaOct-12-2017 9:54 PM

Hope you enjoy them--Keep us posted about your journey through those films. I sent you a PM with an aid on said journey.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


MemberGodzillaOct-13-2017 12:42 AM

Just got through with 2014. Pretty good. I felt like I did as a kid- the plot and story was pretty good. I ultimately didn't care about the people and was always wondering if Godzilla was ok after a fight. I could sympathize with the male and female monsters since they were just doing what they did and humans just got in their way. I would welcome more Zilla and monster time though. Even in Gojira, it felt excruciatingly long to get to the meat and potatoes. Maybe that is just how the stories are written- I am from USA and demand immediate gratification LOL! Over all, I enjoyed it very much.

One thing I disliked and happens with other movies was Soldiers using small arm weapons against gigantic creatures. I guess audiences need to see and hear rat tat tat. It is ridiculous and an insult to the military in general. At least with 1998 they used believable weapons from fighter jets to kill Godzilla.

Im Durp

MemberBaragonOct-13-2017 8:12 AM

Can't really add my informationwise, but just opinion based unfortunately for me that section has a lot of dubs, but a few greats.


If you start to go through this and decide the start skipping them the first one I'd mention is Godzilla vs Megaguirus. Depending on the tones you like Final Wars may be another one to miss out on.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaOct-13-2017 8:54 AM

^Durp brings up an interesting point. A lot of us around here watch the Japanese language version not just to avoid the hideous dubs, but the massive inaccuracies in them.

I've avoided the Millennium Series dubs, but I know the same company that dubbed them also did the English dubs for the Heisei series and they were absolutely atrocious.

Meanwhile the re-writing in the English dub scripts for both Godzilla vs. Destoroyah and Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack are among the worse. A lot is lost in translation and context in those two.

I imagine Hulu is only showing the dubs.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
Add A Reply
Sign In Required
Sign in using your Scified Account to access this feature!
Latest Images
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Godzilla Movie Forums
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Discuss the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel here!
Godzilla Talk all things Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Gamera & more here
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Discuss the Monsterverse TV series on Apple TV here!
Godzilla Fan Works
Godzilla Fan Works Share Your Godzilla Fan Creations
Godzilla Merchandise
Godzilla Merchandise Discuss Godzilla Toys & Literature
Godzilla: Minus One
Godzilla: Minus One Discuss the Toho movie, Godzilla: Minus One here!
Godzilla 2014
Godzilla 2014 Discuss the Legendary Godzilla Series
Godzilla Video Games
Godzilla Video Games Talk and Compare Godzilla Games
Shin-Gojira Discuss Shin-Godzilla here
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters Discuss the Legendary Godzilla sequel here!
Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)
Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) Discuss the Godzilla vs. Kong Monsterverse movie here!
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
G. H. (Gman)
G. H. (Gman) » Godzilla
54% To Next Rank
Xenotaris » Gigan
87% To Next Rank
Nicozilla » Baragon
76% To Next Rank
KoldWarKid62 » Baragon
43% To Next Rank
7amey » Baragon
21% To Next Rank
Latest Godzilla Fandom Activity
Godzilla Forum Teams

Godzilla-Movies.com provides you with the latest news, rumors, spoilers and fan discussions on all things Godzilla! Covering news on Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers' Monsterverse cinematic universe, the Apple TV spin-offs, the movies, toys games and media. This website also provide news, updates and information on other Godzilla productions from Toho Studios and their partners! This webiste is not affiliated with owners of Godzilla trademarks. It is operated and owned by fans of the Godzilla franchise. This website does not own any rights to the Godzilla character or its related properties. This website provides content for the purpose of review and discussion.

© 2024 Scified.com
Sign in
Use your Scified Account to sign in

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Transport To Communities
Alien Hosted Community
Cloverfield Hosted Community
Godzilla Hosted Community
Jurassic World Hosted Community
Predator Hosted Community
Aliens vs. Predator Hosted Community
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Trending Articles
Blogs & Editorials