This is a wonderful summer movie. It’s not good, it’s awesome.
It has its ups and downs: it starts on a high note with the opening credits sequence, briefly shows off Bryan Cranston, and then gives us a front row seat to people making inadvisable military choices. After that, of course, we get to watch Godzilla, and once again everything is right with the world. In short, it’s pretty much exactly what a Godzilla movie should be, as far as I can tell.
You’ll want to yell, you’ll want to cheer, and you may very well want to swear in awe. You will obviously benefit from a huge screen, and I would also suggest a large group of enthusiastic people. A little bit of alcohol probably wouldn’t hurt either.
Please enjoy your giant lizards responsibly. More in-depth thoughts (with carefully segregated spoilers) after the break.