Will blow your mind... and pulverize the rest of you!
As the intro credits roll, a volcanic version of Godzilla destroys some metropolis. Later on, weird smaller creatures are seen roaming. It takes a while before we're in on the mystery, but the underlying procedural takes care of dropping a few clues along the way. This is the 12th Godzilla film, give or take, and it still manages to cleverly spice up the formula while remaining faithful to it.
Creative in its gore, extremely fast-paced and behaving like a horror movie, it takes you on a dark, wonderful ride. During the 2nd act, things get strangely interesting but with little classic kaiju action in sight. It can, at first, feel like a betrayal on the franchise. It does spare us potentially uninteresting military gibberish, though; something some of the sequels have suffered from.
Those are some of the best effects we've seen at this point; arguably some of the most ambitious in the franchise, even. The impacts and explosions are well-felt and the score puts you in a destructive trance, thanks to mastered editing and directing. Using little filler and dialog to convey its thin story, this is one of the more superficial sequels, yet one of the best.