In this retelling of the classic kaiju monster's origin story, a baby mutant lizard wades out of Tokyo Bay and quickly grows into a laser-shooting behemoth intent on destroying the city. Government officials must scramble to stop the threat. Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara star. Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.~Violet LeVoit
Shin Godzilla is a great return of the giant monster we all know and love. While it can be a little boring when the movie sticks to the humans for a while, that's kinda the standard for Godzilla movies. Overall, a good reboot from Toho. Personally, it's more fitting to watch it with English subtitles rather than watching the English Dub. Not that the Dub is bad, of course. It just seems better to watch the original voices, regardless if you have to read subtitles. It's worth the watch, really.
I saw it during the limited U.S. theatrical run and knew that I had to get it. This is different from other Godzilla movies that Toho has produced so it is not for everyone. There is a lot of dialog and deliberation on the part of the Japanese government but I was never bored or disinterested. The original Godzilla (Gojira) was a allegory to the atomic bombings of WWII, and this one is an allegory to the recent nuclear plant meltdowns and how the bureaucracy reacted to the threat.
Arguably the best Godzilla film thus far! The cinematography puts the viewer on the ground to experience the terrifying arrival of the enormous creature, and shows the comedic contrast of how inefficient government bureaucracies respond. Shin Godzilla (2016) pays homage to some of the classic Toho films, including themes in the musical score. The evolution of the creature, the destructive action sequences, and the destructive responses, are all very well rendered. I rate this five stars!
Excellent movie, much more my speed than all of the American Godzilla and King Kong stuff recently. If you enjoyed Arrival instead of Pacific Rim, then this is the Godzilla movie you want! Just disappointing that this addition doesn't come with a digital copy.
This is not your traditional godzilla it's still an Amazing version of godzilla though. It definitely takes a lot of stuff from the original godzillas. I would highly recommend as a must watch monster movie. Also you don't need to have seen any godzilla to understand this movie you learn a lot of stuff as the people in the movie do.
It is a fun Godzilla movie. They try to make some logical attack plans to fight Godzilla. But they portray Godzilla as having some way over the top abilities/strengths and the sum total of the Japanese military is sill small. (A few tanks and hardly and planes or soldiers etc). I enjoyed it and it is a must have for all Godzilla fans.