Godzilla Minus One has been drumming up hype online after it debuted last month in Japan. The latest Japanese-made Godzilla movie once again paints the nuclear lizard as an antagonistic force of nature that threatens survivors soon after World War II. As it stands, it’s one of the highest-rated movies of the year – and one that arrives in cinemas around South Africa as soon as this week. Bookings are now open.
According to an update on Nu Metro’s website, Godzilla Minus One will arrive this Friday, 15 December (specifically in Nu Metro cinemas around South Africa). From what we understand, it doesn’t seem to be a one-day limited release as tickets can be booked until 21 December. Ster-Kinekor hasn’t added the movie to its upcoming release schedule so for the time being, it seems to only be available at Nu Metro locations. You can make your ticket bookings at Nu Metro right here.
UPDATE: Godzilla Minus One will also be showing at Ster-Kinekor from 15 December, however, bookings are not yet open for it. We’ll update the article as soon as bookings go live.
The synopsis for Godzilla Minus One reads:
“Feeling as if he unfairly cheated death too many times, Shikishima, a surviving Kamikaze pilot is attacked on Odo Island along with many war plane engineers by a gargantuan monster. After the engineers die due to Shikishima failing to distract the monster, an overwhelming amount of guilt weighs on him, especially after a homeless woman and a baby move into his home when he returns. Shikishima, now on a personal mission, teams up with a large group of veterans to finally take down the monster known as Godzilla.”
In other news, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures recently released a new trailer for its upcoming American blockbuster, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, showing Godzilla’s new nuclear pink design, Kong’s robotic arm and a new alpha ape that threatens to dethrone the monsters. It’s action-packed, dumb and awesome, which should make for a very fun outing at the movies.
Godzilla Minus One arrives in South Africa on 15 December 2023.