Big in America!
Once you look passed that overwhelming procedural, that environmentalist commentary, which was always present in the franchise, by the way, and once you look passed the politics and the terrorists, who don’t bring much to the story, this film is pretty damn good! It needs these elements because they are a tradition, but the action scenes are epic and certainly worth the wait.
Four kaijus, AKA titans, from the Japanese Godzilla films are giving it all they have: Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. There are others, but this isn’t their time to shine. Humans are interacting with them, as they often do, but this time, they actually make a difference. This is a sequel to the 2014 American Godzilla film, and it’s better in almost every way.
It’s certainly the most grandiose installment in the whole franchise, so far; 36 movies if we count the spin-offs and the animated trilogy. It’s an action-packed marvel, and that third act is particularly satisfying. The main actors are genuine, focused, and equally amazing. The cinematography is simply gorgeous and the special effects breath-taking. Give me ten more sequels!