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->''"Listen kid: There are two things [[BigBad you]] don't know about the earth. One, is [[BadassBoast me]]. And the other is... [[GodzillaThreshold Godzilla.]]"''
-->-- '''Captain Gordon'''

The 28th Franchise/{{Godzilla}} film and the sixth and final entry in the Millennium era. Due to the previous films not making enough yen, Creator/{{Toho}} decided to temporarily retire Godzilla with a bang. They brought back many Kaiju that haven't been seen in many decades, a music soundtrack different to previous movies, and a more action-oriented story. Unfortunately, it was the least attended film of the Millennium series and reviews were mixed. Some criticized it for not developing the story and characters enough while others lauded it for being a fun celebration of the King of the Monsters. Known in Japan as ''Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu''.

In a world where warfare and pollution have created human mutants and giant monsters of destruction, the Earth Defense Force (EDF) deploys its greatest weapons to bury Godzilla in ice. Seventeen years later, the EDF discovers the body of Gigan, whose genetic composition matches the genes found in mutants. Then monsters begin attacking all over the world and the EDF is on the offensive when [=UFOs=] apparently destroy them. The Xilians claim to be of peaceful intention and warn of the coming of the destructive asteroid Gorath. But the EDF discovers the Xilians' true intention of taking over the Earth and, after one of the Xilians commits a coup d’état, all the monsters are unleashed and most of the mutants are controlled.

In an act of desperation, the remaining EDF members and their allies decide to free Godzilla. With their [[MilitaryMashupMachine flying submarine battleship]] [[{{Atragon}} Gotengo]], they guide him across the world, where he makes short work of the monsters; first [[CurbStompBattle trouncing Zilla in Sydney]], than facing Kumonga in New Guinea. He duels Kamacuras in Osaka, Anguirus, Rodan and King Ceasar at Mount Fuji, Ebirah and Hedorah on the outskirts of Tokyo and finally arrives in Tokyo proper. As the mutants take their battle to the Xilians, though, Godzilla faces Monster X in Tokyo, who proves himself to be very powerful indeed, even mutating into a quadrapedal, golden beast known as Monster X-II, or Kaiser Ghidorah...

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!!The film provides examples of
* ActionizedSequel: For better or worse.
* AlasPoorVillain: The old controller is actually a bit more reasonable and an AntiVillain, and before he can try and defuse the situation he gets shot in the head by X.
* AlienInvasion: Par the course.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Xilians pretending to be humans can be identified by the fact that they don't blink. That may sound creepy, but, in reality, this would mean that their eyes would get dirty.
** But then again, they don't appear to have any eyes when they're out of their disguises.
* {{Badass}}: Captain Gordon, who unlike [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness another character]] [[NamesTheSame with the same moniker]] actually lives up to the "defender of Earth" title despite not claiming it. Not that he's particularly modest, though, considering his...
** BadassBoast: Just look at the page quote.
** BadassLongcoat: Yeah, he's got one.
** BadassMustache: And he rocks an ''epic'' 'stache.
** BadassNormal: And he faces down superpowered mutants, aliens and {{kaiju}} with no powers of his own whatsoever [[BrassBalls save a pair the size of Mt. Everest]] (and maybe just a bit of CharlesAtlasSuperpower). He also carries a [[CoolSword katana]].
*** Helps that he's played by Don Frye, a real-life MMA fighter.
** On the {{kaiju}} side, we have Godzilla, Gigan and Monster X [[spoiler:or Kaiser Ghidorah as he's really known]]. Anguirus, King Caesar and Rodan form a BadassCrew to fight Godzilla and actually do pretty well.
* BigBad: X, though he's the second in command originally, until he gets tired of taking orders and [[KlingonPromotion just shoots his boss in the head and takes over.]]
* {{Brainwashed}}: Most human mutants, by the Xilians [[spoiler:because their mutant DNA has the same origin as that of the monsters: Xilian tampering]].
* BossRush
* BroadStrokes: This film makes a number of references to Showa-era, Heisei-era, AND Millenium-era movies, all of which were set in different continuities from each other. Exactly where ''Final Wars'' fits into it all is unclear. The only returning actors are Masami Nagasawa and Chihiro Otsuka as the Shobijin, who also played them in ''Tokyo S.O.S.''.
* BulletTime: Ozaki and Kazama's training sequence.
* CanonImmigrant: Zilla, the monster from the 1998 American ''Godzilla'' movie, although it was mentioned in ''Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack''.
** To a lesser extent, both Angrius and Gigan use attacks [[http://strangedesign.typepad.com/strange_design/2010/01/development-stories-1-thunderball.html first developed]] for ''VideoGame/GodzillaDestroyAllMonstersMelee'' and ''Godzilla Island'', respectively.
* CompositeCharacter: Or composite race. The Xilians first hailed from ''InvasionOfAstroMonster'', but were humanoid aliens. Here they have human disguises like the aliens from the black hole in the Showa Mechagodzilla films.
* ConspicuousCG: Zilla is the only monster rendered in CG, and it shows.
** Though considering that Zilla was among the least liked kaiju for a while, this may have been intentional.
* CurbstompBattle: Godzilla defeats most of the monsters easily. This changes with Monster X.
* DeadpanSnarker: Miyuki, whose dry wit might remind some of [[GodzillaTheSeries Elsie Chapman]].
* TheDragon: X starts out as the Controller's Dragon; this doesn't last. Monster X/Kaiser Ghidorah and Gigan are X's CoDragons in turn.
** DragonTheirFeet: Both the Xillians and Gigan are defeated, yet Kaiser Ghidorah keeps right at it, establishing himself as the film's TrueFinalBoss.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Godzilla spins right before he destroys [[spoiler:Kaiser Ghidorah]].
* FireballEyeballs: After Godzilla is freed, the camera closes up on his eye which has blazing fire.
* GodzillaThreshold: The second half of the movie.
--> '''Komuro:''' You're going to wake up Godzilla?...It's too dangerous. What if he destroys the world?\\
'''[[BadAss Gordon]]:''' There is no world left to be destroyed.
* GratuitousEnglish: Gordon speaks only in English, but he and the Japanese cast perfectly understand each other. Kazama [[BilingualBonus speaks fluent English and Japanese]] (as can his actor, Kane Kosugi).
* HeroicSacrifice: Mothra, of course. Although, [[TheDogShotFirst some fans believe she survived and flew away]] due to her being seen in a Post-Credits Scene.
* HighSpeedBattle: Ozaki and Kazama on motorcycles. Ends with a swift bit of CarFu.
* ImAHumanitarian / ToServeMan: The Xilians' goal is to make humans their food.
* HotScientist: Miyuki, which Ozaku comments on. Miyuki isn't amused.
* HellbentForLeather: X's Xilian gang seem to have a taste for it. Miyuki wears a red leather jacket.
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: The Xilians. When Gordon asks X to show them his real face, X responds to Gordon in (heavily accented) english
-->'''X:''' Well, I kinda like this face.
* LargeHam: X, who even throws an epic temper tantrum at one point.
** '''GGAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RRRRRISE!!!!!'''
* LetMeGetThisStraight: A particularly egregious example happens after Captain Gordon unveils his plan.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Over a dozen monsters and an over equal number of humanoid characters to keep track of.
* MonumentalDamage: With this number of kaiju and locations, it's inevitable:
** Sydney Opera House
** Sydney Tower
** Eiffel Tower (in the background of a shot in Paris, you can see a destroyed Eiffel Tower)
** Oriental Pearl Tower
** Arc de Triomphe (not really seen destroyed, but Kamacuras sitting on it must have damaged it in some way)
** Statue of Liberty (you can't have New York destruction without a Statue of Liberty)
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:Mothra and Gigan.]]
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: Double [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Captain Gordon is cornered by two Xilians who draw laser pistols on him. He then proceeds to put away his katana and raise up his ''[[{{Badass}} fists]].''
* OneLetterName: X, whose actual name humans wouldn't be able to understand.
* [[OneManArmy One Kaiju Army]]: Godzilla, who basically singlehandedly plows through an entire gauntlet of kaiju that the Xilians throw at him, each of which has taken down everything Earth threw at them up to that point, even taking out Anguirus, Rodan and King Caesar at the same time. [[PersonOfMassDestruction "Most destructive weapon on Earth", indeed.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Monster X [[spoiler:transforms into Kaiser Ghidorah]].
* PsychoForHire: Gigan and Kaiser Ghidorah both.
* SlasherSmile: X wears it very well.
* TheRestShallPass: Multiple examples.
** Kumasaka holds off most of M-Force, and does a pretty good job considering he's a regular human.
** Ozaki vs X
** Gordon vs two Xilians
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The detractors of the movie see Gordon and his crew as this.
* TheStarscream: X, who isn't fond of the subtle plan. A successful one as well.
* StylisticSuck: Many of the effects are breathtaking, but many of the monsters are portrayed by PeopleInRubberSuits and look like it. This was deliberate, as homage, apparently.
* TakeThat: In one of the most brutal examples of this trope in action, Godzilla fights [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} Zilla]] and wins, effortlessly, in less than 20 seconds. Just to rub it in further, the frustrated villain then mutters: "I knew that tuna-eating lizard was useless" (or, in the English dub, "I knew that tuna-head wasn't up to much"). The music used in the fight, Sum 41's ''All To Blame'', further highlights Toho's opinion of Zilla. In an earlier scene, a boy throws a {{Gamera}} action figure into his fireplace while screaming insults at it. Subtle, Toho, subtle.
** It's very likely deliberate that Zilla is also the only kaiju who is rendered with CG graphics, and faces off against a Godzilla depicted through old-school rubber suit effects.
** Much like with Zilla, the very brief scene with Hedorah appearing and getting unintentionally stabbed in the eye by Ebirah can be interpreted as such, considering Tomoyuki Tanaka's reaction to ''Film/GodzillaVsHedorah'' and the fact that he made sure that Yoshimitsu Banno, the director of ''vs. Hedorah'', would never direct another Godzilla film.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Captain Gordon may be the most macho human being who has ever lived. Example: He faces down Godzilla ''personally, on foot,'' with a ''sword.'' He gives Chuck Norris a run for his money!
* TokenWhite: Captain Douglas Gordon is among the main characters.
* TrueFinalBoss: Kaiser Ghidorah, the last villain (Xilian or monster) standing.
* TheUnpronounceable: The species and individual names of the Xilians. They use code names instead.
* VillainousBreakdown: X, every time one of his monsters is beaten by Godzilla.
* WholePlotReference: The movie is basically a rehash of the earlier Godzilla movie ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
* WouldHitAGirl: Captain Gordon. At one point he fights two Xilians, one male, one female. He dispatches the male, then has a fight with the female. After he gets the upper hand, he has his fist pulled back ready to deck her, when she asks "you wouldn't hit a woman would you?". He then hesitates, opens his hand, smiles...then says "Yeah." and knocks her out with a karate chop to the neck!
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