Shin Godzilla (2016) Movie Review


Shin Godzilla (2016)

2016 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure
120 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Shin Godzilla Review


Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Shin Godzilla (2016) is a 2h Japanese science-fiction action, adventure, drama kaiju film that is also known as Godzilla Resurgence (2016)/Shin Gojira (2016) and is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise. Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015), The Floating Castle (2012), Japan Sinks (2006)) did an outstanding job working together on this magnificent Godzilla movie that will be seen again by me. Hideaki Anno (Sugar Sugar Rune (2005-2006), Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007), Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)) was also the editor and writer. I give major credits to Anno for bringing us this masterpiece because the screenplay must have been super detailed and exciting to work with.

Shin Godzilla begins with a Japanese coast guard boat coming under attack as they were investigating an abandoned yacht in the Tokyo Bay which leads to the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line collapsing after it became mysteriously flooded. Japan’s Deputy Chief Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa - Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013), Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015), Attack on Titan: Part 2 (2015)) knows in his gut that the above incident was caused by a gigantic living creature. It did not take long for the humongous creature to cause havoc on everything in its path as it set course on land. It was concluded that after much investigation/research that the giant creature is energized from nuclear fission because it had high radiation readings. The creature was named Godzilla and was almost indestructible with conventional military weapons.

The movie progresses to showing the battle with Godzilla which is similar to other Godzilla movies but was directed surprisingly well. The movie stands out from the rest in its franchise because the graphics, CGI, cinematography, editing, sound and visual aspects were outstanding. I could not get over how fantastic Godzilla looked; it was not like the other movies where he looked all plastic and unreal. It was awkward seeing some of the characters speak English when they did but it did not hinder the movie in any way. All of the characters did an absolutely fantastic job giving us brilliant performances. There were flaws, mishaps, and goofs but nothing that will take away from your enjoyment.

About Shin Godzilla (2016)

Title: Shin Godzilla
Original Title: God Godzilla, New Godzilla, Shin Godzilla, True Godzilla
AKA: Shin Gojira
Year: 2016
Runtime: 120 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Issei Takahashi, Ken Mitsuishi, Ren Ôsugi, Bob Werley, Tarô Suwa, Takeshi Ohbayashi, Ren Ohsugi, Kanji Tsuda, Akira Emoto, Nozomi de Lencquesaing, Shingo Tsurumi, Kimiko Yo, Kôsei Katô, Tôru Nomaguchi, Mark Chinnery, Kengo Kôra, Sei Hiraizumi, Mikako Ichikawa, Takashi Fujiki, Ken'ichi Yajima, Kazuo Hara, Ikuji Nakamura, Atsuko Maeda, Arata Furuta, Seikô Senô, Tetsu Watanabe, Hiroki Hasegawa, Keisuke Koide, Akira Hamada
Writers: Hideaki Anno
Director: Shinji Higuchi, Hideaki Anno

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