While readers of Horror Freak News and others may be aware that Netflix recently released an animated Godzilla movie; what many may not be aware of, however, is that Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is actually a canonical entry in the enduring franchise launched by Toho in the 1960s. Currently streaming, you can check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: It’s the last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.
The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings have experienced continuous defeat and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-years. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita & Kôbun Shizuno and features the vocal talents of Kana Hanazawa, Ken’yû Horiuchi, and Yuki Kaji.
If you’ve already seen Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, you may have some questions about that shocking twist ending. Others may be completely unaware that there’s a post-credits scene, one that sets up the sequel (Godzilla: Kessen Kidou Zoushoku Toshi, slated for release in Japan this May).
The folks at Hybrid Network have put together the video below: Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Ending and Post Credits EXPLAINED! Narrator Will E. puts everything into perspective making sure you’re completely in the know. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: Today we look at the ending and post credits scene of the new animated Godzilla feature to see what they have to tackle in the upcoming sequel.
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