Christian Ryan’s review published on Letterboxd:
There’s a diary entry on my timeline from nearly seven years ago for Shin Godzilla. It reads:
Finally, the Godzilla movie we've all been clamoring for: one shot entirely from the perspective of the bureaucrats.
We can only hope the cleanup crews get their chance to shine in the follow-up.
Honestly, I have no idea what that snarky little shit was talking about.
Having now seen every Godzilla film, I can say DEFINITIVELY that this is not only my favorite film of the franchise - eclipsing even the original classic - but one of my favorite films ever.
It’s all so clear to me now. This is where the winding path was leading, the reward I was doggedly driving towards, the purpose of my fifty-six-film journey; to rediscover this singular masterpiece, this utopia. To look upon it with new eyes and at last understand why its subject is worthy to bear the name of God.
This is my Shangri-La.