Godzilla is an American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. It is the American movie remake of the popular Japanese film Gojira (Godzilla). Fans of the original film and franchise considered the film to be so apocryphal that Toho Studios officially named this film’s title monster “Zilla” to differentiate it from the original Godzilla.
Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu) is the 50th anniversary film and the 28th installment in the Godzilla film series.
The movie was released theatrically in Japan on December 4, 2004 grossing an estimated ¥1,200,000,000 ($10,000,000. Godzilla: Final Wars has the largest budget ever used in the Godzilla franchise around ¥2,000,000,000 ($20,000,000) outgrossing all the other Godzilla movies. The film was released on DVD and Video in Japan on July 22, 2005, and in America on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment DVD on December 13, 2005.