It is the year 2044. Environmental disasters have created giant monsters and super humans called “mutants”. These mutants are recruited by an organization called (EDF), Earth Defense Force. Their job is to battle the monsters. A combination warship/submarine, called a Gotengo, captained by Douglas Gordon is damaged in a battle with the monster Manda. Gordon, who has defied orders is suspended from duty and confined to a cell.
One of his crew members is a mutant named Shinichi Ozaki. Ozaki is assigned to guard a UN biologist, Dr. Miyuki Otonashi. Her job is to study a mummified monster that has been discovered. While she is working, Mothra’s Shobijin teleport her and Ozaki to Infant Island. They tell her that the mummy is a monster called Gigan. The monster is an alien cyborg that had been sent to destroy the Earth; however, Mothra defeated the beast. The Shobijin warn Ozaki that there will soon be a battle between good and evil and that Ozaki must decide which side he is on.
Monsters start coming out of the woodwork and attack cities all over the world. When the EDF is dispatched to deal with the crisis the monsters suddenly disappear and a huge UFO appears over Tokyo. The aliens claim to be friendly. They call themselves Xiliens. They warn the planet that a rogue planet called “Gorath” is hurdling toward the Earth. The Xiliens say they are there to help.
Miyuki is suspicious of the Xiliens. Miyuki, her sister Anna and Ozaki do some research and discover that the threat of a collision from the planet Gorath is a hoax. They also discover that some prominent people in the EDF have been replaced with doppelgangers. The three expose the fakes. The alien plot is then revealed. The Xiliens plan to use the human race as a food source. The aliens have a common property in their DNA with the mutants and the monsters. The Xiliens mentally take over both. They let the monsters loose to wreak havoc. With most of the mutants working for the Xiliens there are few people around to defend the humans. For some reason Ozaki is immune to the aliens. Ozaki gets Gordon out of confinement. Along with Miyuki, and a few others they take the newly repaired Gotengo and head to Antarctica to wake up Godzilla.
“Godzilla Final Wars” was released in 2004 and was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. It is a co-production between Japan, Australia, the US and China. It is the 29th film in the Godzilla franchise and the sixth and final film in the Millennium period. It is also TOHO’s 28th Godzilla production. Prior to the world release Godzilla received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The films in the millennium series are “Godzilla 2000” 1999, “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, and “Godzilla Final Wars” 2004.
Monsters that Godzilla battles in “Final Wars”: Gigan, Zilla, Kumonga, Kamacuras, Anguirus, King Caesar, Rodan, Ebirah, Hedorah, Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah.
Godzilla’s only allies are Minilla and Mothra.
Monsters seen in stock footage: Varan (from Varan the Unbelievable (1962)), Baragon (from Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)), Gaira (from The War of the Gargantuas (1966)), Gezora (from Space Amoeba (1970)), Titanosaurus (from Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)), Megaguirus (from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)), Mechagodzilla (in fake Godzilla form - from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)), and Godzilla Junior (Minira) (from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)).