Netflix’s Godzilla: The Planet Eater Anime Review

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This article contains mild spoilers for Godzilla: The Planet Eater and other films in the trilogy.

The Planet Eater, the third and last entry in the animated Godzilla trilogy released on Netflix in North America and in theaters internationally, is much better than the previous two frustrating installments, which were difficult to connect with both emotionally and viscerally. I reviewed both previous films and while I found Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters‘ biggest selling point to be its fresh take on the titular creature, I deemed its followup Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle a “huge failure.” Getting through the first two films may have felt like a chore, but The Planet Eater offers an emotional payoff and makes the trilogy as a whole much better when viewed as the conclusion of a single, ambitious longform story.

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