Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla ★★★★

I had to clean my palate from that awful taste of Zilla 98 so naturally it was either this or Godzilla (1954). The first time I watched this, I hadn't watched Neon Genesis Evangelion or had any idea who Hideaki Anno was so I just went into it as another Godzilla movie (granted I haven't seen a bunch but I'm starting to dig them more and more). Upon rewatch, I enjoyed this even more and really loved all the similarities including the nods to the score from NGE. The visuals in this were phenomenal, especially love the lasers coming out of the dorsal fins but goddamn were those fish eyes scary af. I noticed that a lot of people judge this movie based on Anno's other works and I can understand where they're coming from, but to me, it's a Godzilla movie first with Anno's influence and direction behind it, so I won't be as hard on it or even consider it a film that defines a director. Anyway, I'm excited to check out more of Anno's work and I really feel like this is one the better interpretations of Godzilla I've seen.

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