In the year of 1954, some scientists are testing atomic bombs in the pacific ocean. A big figure's spines are showing out of the water. People at a nearby beach put on goggles on for something incredible. A countdown begins for a atomic bomb to drop... 10, 9, 8, 7. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,1. The big figure's spines show up as the bomb explodes on him
In 1999, In the Phiippines, two project MONARCH scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Dr. Graham are investigating in a mine. They discover a colossal skeleton which contains two egg-shaped pods. One has already hatched and escaped to sea.
In Japan, Joe Brody and his wife Sandra Brody are off to the power plant.Their son Ford, is in school learning about fascinating things. Back at the Power Plant Joe sends a couple people and Sandra to check on the core sensors. An explosion occurs, which threatens to escape the radiation outside the plant. Sandra and her group start to run toward the exit where Joe waits for them. As the radiation draws in, Joe shuts the door closed. Sandra and her group are stuck and she says goodbye to Joe as the radiation covers her. Joe starts to sob about her death.
15 years later, Ford now grown up, is a U.S Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer. He is trying to get to San Francisco to see his wife Elle and his son sam. As soon as he gets there, he gets a call that his father has been arrested for going to the quarantined area. Ford then travels to Japan where he recovers Joe. Joe is still shooken up about what happened that day and he is trying to prove that what happened, wasn't a natural disaster. He then convinces Ford that they should go back to their home and recover something. When they get there, Ford discovers that the Power plant is getting rebuilt again. Before they could go, officers arrive and arrest them. They are then taken to a facility in the plant where they see Ishiro and Graham. Some scientists are testing on a big chrysalis and are trying to shut it down. A winged creature then escapes from it and flies away, wounding Joe and killing many others. The four get on the plane USS Saratogo to track the creature which is named as MUTO by Admiral William Stenz. Joe, sadly then dies of his injuries.
Ishiro and Graham then discuss to Ford that there is a way to kill the MUTO. They reveal that the alpha predator, known as Gojira(Godzilla), was awakened in 1954 and the tests in the pacific were to kill him. They think that Godzilla might be the one who will defeat the MUTO. Ishiro also discusses that the flying MUTO is calling out to his mate.
In Honolulu, Hawaii a U.S Army Special Forces Team find the MUTO feeding off a nuclear submarine in a forest. Meanwhile, Ford is getting on a train, trying to get back to San Francisco to his family. He takes care of a boy named Akio who was separated from his parents. The train and all the power then all go out, most likely from the MUTO's radiation it caused. The MUTO starts to fly away as the army pursuits it. At a beach party, a little girl watches the water go back; her father notices and tells the others to run to higher ground. Meanwhile, Ishiro is on deck and he sees Godzilla's big spines out of the water. He starts to take cover thinking that the Giant would crash through; instead Godzilla goes under it as he continues to go to shore. A dog is left behind and it barks at the water before running off to catch up with the people. The tsunami rams into many people, making them drown and die. As the waters flow in the town, a couple soldiers shoot flares into the sky. The flares reveal Godzilla's big thigh (I think) as many people stare in awe and shock. As Godzilla starts to turn and walk away, the soldiers start to shoot at him to little affect. Back at the train, the power comes back on and Ford and Akio sigh in relief. As the last few lights go on, the MUTO appears and gets shot at. People start to panic and scream, as the MUTO starts to get closer. Ford and Akio barely survive the MUTO's chomp down on the train while others were not so lucky. A military plane starts to shoot at the MUTO, not noticing at first that they would run into one of the tips of Godzilla's splices. The plane then crashes into the MUTO which then causes a chain reaction of explosions. People start to panic and run around until Godzilla's gigantic fat foot comes crashing down. The MUTO notices and starts to screech at Godzilla, trying to make himself scary. Godzilla's full body view is shown and he gives out a roar....
Back at San Francisco, Sam and Elle witness on TV the fight of Godzilla and MUTO; with the MUTO flying away. In Las Vegas, a second MUTO is discovered rampaging, she is the eight legged one and she is looking for her mate. She is then revealed that she is full of Baby MUTO eggs in her (discovered by Ford himself) The Navy Strike Force and Stenz plan to kill all three monsters in San Francisco Bay with a nuclear warhead.
The Flying Muto finally meets his mate with a gift of a warhead. They both nuzzle, then the Female starts to make her nest for the babies.
As people start to evacuate the city and try to get across the Golden Gate Bridge, they are blocked by the Military. They then notice Godzilla's spikes out of the water coming toward them. The spikes are revealed to be on his tail as Godzilla rises out of the water, getting hit by some missiles that were headed for some of the people. He takes his hand onto the wires of the bridge (one of the wires got shot down0 and holds into place. Godzilla then tries to get away but he is annoyed by the missiles shooting at him, accidentally going through the bridge in the process.
Near the city, Stenz asks about the alpha predator to Ishiro. Ishiro states about Nature's order and balance, and that the MUTOS and Godzilla should fight.(Let Them Fight) Outside of a window, some office working people start to see the flying MUTO fly right past them, cracking the windows a little. Elle and some other people start to run (badly) until they see Godzilla rising and snorting at the MUTO. As Elle and the others run into a building, Godzilla and the Flying MUTO start their fight...
Meanwhile, Ford and his team will be doing a HALO jump to enter the city and disarm the warhead in the Female's nest. During the HALO jump, Ford sees the ruins of the city and sees most of the monster action, actually flying right by Godzilla roaring. As ford's team creep toward the Nest, the Female is laying the rest of her eggs. Ford and part of his team hear a growl nearby and they turn around. Ford backs into a car, as he sees Godzilla coming out of the cloudy dust and giving out a big roar to the MUTO. The female notices and starts to walk toward Godzilla, but getting pushed forward by Godzilla in the process. As of the Female distracted, Ford and his team go in the nest to see many, many unhatched eggs. They also see the warhead too.
Back at the fight, the female is pushed into part of the building where Elle is (She and others survive). Godzilla starts to step on the Female while she starts to screech. As Godzilla is about to do something, the male comes and grabs his head. The Female rams into Godzilla making him a little dazed until the Male comes by his neck. The Female rises one of her legs and punctures Godzilla's Gills on his neck, giving him pain.
As Ford's team start the countdown of the bomb, Ford looks back at the eggs, thinking of what to do. He starts to walk away, but he comes back.
Meanwhile back at the fight, Godzilla is getting pushed around. As the male keeps coming onto top of his head, he tries to get him off. The female comes and rams Godzilla into a building making him groan in pain. They both start to beat him on the side of his body making him growl, groan, and yelp a bit.
Back at Ford, He makes some chemicals in some water by the nest. He gets out of the nest as the whole nest explodes, killing all of the eggs. The female notices and runs from the fight to get to her nest along with the male. As soon as the female gets to the nest, she leans down and sees the eggs on fire. She starts to roar in sadness until she notices Ford. She creeps toward him, giving a growl and a glare at him. They both then see blue light right by them. Godzilla's tail, back, up to his neck is glowing bright blue with humming sounds. He shoots his atomic breath twice, knocking back the female, and awing some soldiers. Godzilla them gets tackled again by the male as ford gets away.
As Ford's team gets the warhead into the boat, not wanting in to explode in the bay, the female runs toward them and tries to get it back.
Meanwhile, Godzilla is having a little trouble with the male as he keeps on flying around. Godzilla then slams his tail onto the male into a building. The male then dies from being impaled by some of the debris. Godzilla relaxes for a minute until he realizes the building is falling right onto him. He starts to groan as the building falls on him, he then falls onto his knees, very weak. Ford is very tired and stops for a minute. He hears groaning by some debris as he sees Godzilla's hand comes right by him. Godzilla notices Ford, as Ford stares at the great beast in awe. As he stares at him some more; Godzilla seems to have a sad looking face, till getting consumed by the cloud.
As the team shoot at the female, she gets paranoid and dives her head onto the deck, eating them. She notices Ford again and he prepares to shoot her. She starts to growl until she gives a yelp. Godzilla is biting onto her neck, then lets go. He holds onto her head, then giving a full blast of his atomic breath into her mouth, decapitating and killing her. Godzilla gives out a loud roar, letting go of her head. As Godzilla weakly walks toward shore, ford falls unconscious with the bomb still going down. Before he passes out, he sees Godzilla giving a weak moan and collapses onto the city. The military save Ford and the warhead explodes somewhere else.
The next morning, Godzilla is motionless and presumed dead. People are still missing from the fight and Elle is found alive. Ford and Sam are at a stadium, looking at people reuniting with families. Back at the ruins, Ishiro and Graham look sadly at the deceased body of Godzilla. Godzilla then snorts and starts to breathe heavily. He opens his reptilian eyes, as Ishiro looks in awe. At the stadium, Sam and Ford finally reunite with Elle. They share a hug and a kiss with tears in her eyes.
Some people start to cheer or scream at the Tv. Ford turns around to see Godzilla walking in the city. On the Tv, Godzilla is hailed as the King of the Monsters: Savior of our City? As Godzilla walks very steadily and slowly; Graham sighs and Ishiro looks in happiness. Godzilla gives out a roar as he flops into the ocean. His spines disappear as he goes deeper.