Shin Godzilla 2016

Watched 29 March 2017

Godzilla emerges.

Down to the dramatic putting-down of phones and title card fetish, this is exactly what I was hoping for: a live-action manifestation of Hideaki Anno’s cinematic obsessions with giant monsters, heavy machinery, and the flaws of humanity.

It’s just missing that extra bit of directorial precision he manages to pull off with animation, especially in terms of acting and camerawork.