Fifty years after he first attacked Tokyo, Godzilla is back on the rampage in this monster opus from Toho Studios. After numerous rounds of combat with Japan's most furious monsters, the robotic beast Mechagodzilla is in for some much needed repairs when a handful of sprites appear before the scientists putting the machine back in fighting shape. The enchanted ones warn the scientists that their actions could have grave consequences, but it isn't long before Godzilla, the most fearsome of all monsters, returns to the scene to prove his might once and for all. What's more, Godzilla is joined by Mothra for a reign of terror that threatens to devastate the island. With few alternatives, Japan's leaders pit the repaired Mechagodzilla against Godzilla and Mothra, but it quickly becomes unclear if the robot will obey its human creators or join forces with the flesh-and-blood monsters. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
This is the second film in a throwback trilogy that Toho released as the "last" Gojira films. The Mothra section is literally a remake of the classic, Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964). That samey quality here is both refreshing and frustrating after the darker, revisionist G movies of the 90s. Kids will probably love this though.
If you're renting this, you are probably into Godzilla and will love this film. The effects have come a long way and the storyline is pretty good. I am pretty sure this was meant to be the last G-Film for a while. Of all the newer G-Films, I would say this is second behind Godzilla: Final Wars, and that's only because you get to see just about every monster ever created in the Godzilla series. Grab some popcorn and sit back and enjoy a great Godzilla film.