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Monday, April 3, 2017

[6.50/10] Shin Godzilla (2016)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Quick Review: In comparison to Edwards' reboot, this version is a notch below in terms of execution, yet judged by itself, "Shin Godzilla" has that authentic, old-school feel of the Shōwa, and Heisei periods, being 100% Japanese, and made for Japanese tastes. Sure, it takes itself rather seriously at times, and there's way too much dialogue in it, but the 'practical' Gojira, though puppet-y, looks refreshing and the destruction scenes convey all the chaos, terror, and fear.

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It looked like it would be more cheesy fun.
And they thought our Godzilla was chunky.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I expected it to be more brainless too, but oh boy, did they go deep... Lol

Kaijinu said...

I like the serious approach and the google-eyed/split mouth design did took a while of getting used to, but I'm not sure I'm (and probably half of the world are) ready for what was implied in the ending ("Xenozillas")

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

You did? I thought it was overly talky. The destruction scenes were great though. Not sure about the "Xenozillas either.