The writers here at Flicksided are venturing back in time and looking at the phenomenal career of everyone’s favorite monster, Godzilla. Thomas Swan talked about the early years of Godzilla in what’s known as Godzilla’s Showa Period (1954-1975).
Amy Richau provided information on Godzilla’s Heisei Period (1984-1995). I’ll be focusing on Godzilla’s Millennium Period (1999-2004).
This period is probably one of the most favorite among fans of the franchise. It started with Godzilla 2000: Millennium. The movie was released in Japan (1999), and the U.S. (2000). This was the 23rd film in the Godzilla series. In this entry, Godzilla fights not only a UFO, but takes on a battleship as well. He comes out on top in both battles, as is the case for him.
This film sets up the series very nicely. In addition to Godzilla 2000: The Millennium, the Millennium Period includes five more films that were released between 2000 and 2004.
Godzilla takes on a different number of foes in this period, and you can take a look at some of the other movies below:
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
The high point of this series was Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. This movie has Godzilla taking on three legendary beasts in Baragon, Mothra and Ghidorah.
It was an awesome movie that had Godzilla taking on numerous creatures.
The period ends with Godzilla: Final Wars, as Godzilla takes on a huge collection of monsters in one epic final battle. In classic Godzilla style, he lets out one final roar, that signals his reign of destruction for many years.
This was a great period for Godzilla fans, as they got to see the “King of the Monsters” have great battles.