SHIN GODZILLA (2016)
I would have written a full review of this buttercup bambino, but my brain is in the backseat. Apologies to no one. Something strange that I noticed...the version of the movie that I watched ran for 100 minutes. Will this be the American DVD cut of Shin Godzilla? If not, why the pocky was it missing 20 minutes? I'm wondering what exactly I was unwittingly blind to, aside from the hardcore sex scenes. Even if this was the "variant" that will wind up on Best Buy shelves (lol), kaiju loyalists don't have much to worry about. In short, I liked it. If you need more reassurance, I liked it! Does the exclamation point help? I was a bit nervous, but the Toho logo put me at ease. Of course, I also enjoyed the 2014 American Godzilla, so maybe you should disregard my opinion.
This motherfucker (trust me; Shin Godzilla is a motherfucker) begins with a salvo of detonation. Monster action is only interrupted by monster action. Yeah, there are humans talking, but that's one of the film's drawbacks. There is no main character to which we can grow attached. We simply observe scientists and politicians fluttering from afar, although poignancy is interchanged for a cerebral connection. The social commentary (stop holding your nose) is handled in a crafty, shrewd way. I wasn't expecting that, nor was I expecting a certain Godzilla "thing" that I'm afraid to specify. Therein lies the other reason why I didn't stick to my usual four paragraph avocation. I have plenty of spoilers to type, but I can't type them!
Damn honor code. Here is all you need to know. I was pleased with Shin Godzilla's central processing unit. The special effects are jaw-dropping, the destruction is legitimately terrifying and Big G's design is fantastic. The subtitles are hard to read at times, but that's not the picture's fault. End of capsule.