Monster of the Day #1450

Saw Shin Godzilla on Saturday, and liked it quite a bit. Oddly, considering the main complaint of the latest American Godzilla was that the star didn’t have enough screen time, this Godzilla might have had even less. Still, a very solid effort at a revisionist films all around.

  • Eric Hinkle

    That picture makes the Big Guy look like he has psoriasis. Are the sores/whatever supposed to be from the radiation that made him?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Stretch marks.

  • Gamera977

    Hmm, was thinking he looks sorta like ‘burning’ aka meltdown Godzilla from ‘Godzilla vs. Destroyer’.

  • Gamera977

    This is the only movie in years I’ve actually been looking forward to. Good to hear mostly favorable reviews from you and the Rev.

  • Wade Harrell

    He “evolves” (the word they use, but metamorphosis is more like it) over the course of the movie. The movie has a very different take on his biology. No spoilers, but I thought this was one of the more interesting aspects of this movie. They leave a lot of questions unanswered, presumably for future installments.

    The monster sequences are really great here (especially a night sequence that happens roughly in the middle), but there are not enough of them! Lots of political commentary and satire concerning the complicated bureaucracy. This is interesting up to a point, but eventually I was just waiting for them to get back to Godzilla!

  • Great flick. Well worth watching in theaters if you can. One of the best giant monster movies to come out of Japan in years.