Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla ★★★½

At its best Shin Godzilla is a pitch perfect satire of modern bureaucracy and a pretty clever takedown of kaiju movies as well. I refuse to believe the concistent sillyness that arose every time the evangeliom theme played was nothing less than a loud middlefinger to everyone who wanted a dumb actionflick. Or maybe the director geneuinely tried to infuse some cheap excitement through fast editing and cheesey dialogue. With Anno it is honestly hard to tell at times. The procedual and clinical look at how a government might respond to a monster attack is both fun and interesting. The Godzilla attacks are a bit dull, but the ever shifting form of everyones favorite kaiju was realized incredibly well. Also it looks kind of bad. The lighting is flat and looks like a TV show, the direction is a bit all over the place and there’s some lackluster adr, but at the end of the day this is the freshest entery into the Godzilla franchise since mecha-Godzilla and the ending is one of hope for mankind and our society. I forget the name of the female character cause her acting was terrible, so it was sad to see the movie devote so much screen time to her.

Loved the joke about americans naming Godzilla, had me chuckling.