Shin Godzilla (2016) Review

Mike Matei / October 4th, 2016

Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) 2016 Movie Review


  • bud

    October 4, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Did this already come out in theaters? Did I miss it??

    • geddon

      October 4, 2016 at 2:44 am

      You didn’t miss it. Opening day is October 11. I bought my tickets already. They just got went to an early screening.

    • bud

      October 12, 2016 at 2:07 am

      I finally got a chance to see this in theaters tonight. I held off on watching this video until now.
      The theater I saw it in was packed. There was a lot of inappropriate laughter every time Godzilla was on screen (even in his final form). I get that these movies are supposed to be fun, but the laughs were ridiculing the cheesy CGI (which admittedly isn’t up to Hollywood standards, nor should it be), which I felt undercut a lot of the horror on screen. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I saw it alone.
      This movie was very talkie and political. Not much on-screen monster action. But it was well done and interesting. I was kind of expecting the freezing coagulant not to work and for the US forces to end up nuking the creature at the end. I was expecting a bit more destruction and human fatality. I think all things considered, the Japan government did a pretty good job containing the creature.
      Speaking from an outsider’s point of view (I’ve only seen the original Godzilla and all the reboots), I really enjoyed it a lot. Just make sure you watch it with a smart audience. 😛

      • bud

        October 12, 2016 at 2:24 am

        By the way, did you guys happen to watch Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, featuring the original ’60s cast?

  • scott rosenkranz

    October 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wooo Hooo Monster Madness is here.. lets all enjoy another great year of James’s greatest contributions to horror history, and hope his heart will want to keep up 31 days of Halloween next year for MM11

  • Ras

    October 4, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Instead of a 20 hour movie, how about a TV series on the 10-episode-season model? That gives you a chance to spread things out without a lot of filler. But if it’s mostly monster fights every week, the budget would be nuts.

  • Weldin Dunn

    October 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Can’t wait for this movie. I wanted to go see Mothra in theaters in August (Fathom Events), but I was out of town!

  • Erwinator

    October 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I saw on Imdb that the effects are made by Yoshihiro Nishimura, a guy that’s worth a mention. He also made and kinda started the whole ‘Japanese splatter’-hype of years ago (Tokyo Gore POlice, Machine Girl, Mutant Girl Squad ):D
    He also recently made the real-life Attack on Titan films.

  • dansims

    October 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Is Mike as the capability to criticize a movie ? He seems so fade…

  • October 5, 2016 at 12:40 am

    So the big question, did the infamous tail scene at the end happen? Or was that cut for the US release?

  • October 6, 2016 at 4:32 am

    It’s really good to see James’ smile after this Godzilla film, since I feel sorry seeing his rage in the 2009 AVGN:Godzilla episode. Something’s fulfilled so James have a great smile face now in this review. I’m really glad to see that. AVGN fans in Taiwan an Japan all know how much he love all these Godzilla staff… We just wanna see more Godzilla film, and also, the smile 🙂

  • October 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    You both should watch Hideaki Anno’s earlier work Neon Genesis Evangelion, i.e. all 26 episodes from 1995 plus the theatrical movie The End of Evangelion from 1997.

    A lot from it was re-used and re-imagined in Shin Godzilla, even some pieces of music were taken 1:1 from the series.

    I’m looking forward for a theatrical release of Shin Godzilla, sounds really promising.

  • Gorgar

    October 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I’m surprised that you guys didn’t mention the “American” girl who had ambitions to become the President of the United States despite speaking in broken English. That was the only thing that bothered me about the movie. Other than that, I thought it was one of the best Godzilla movies.

    • bud

      October 12, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Every time someone spoke English, it sounded like really bad acting. Even the “Americans” in the film.

  • November 8, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I reallly hope James does anithed review of this movie as if it as part of the Godzilla Thin

  • BushPritzle

    December 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    How could you guys not mention the ending!?!?!

  • geddon

    March 25, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Shin Godzilla was terrible. The CGI was terrible, the story was basic and drawn-out, the characters weren’t developed, there was no kaiju battle. I really can’t say enough bad things about it. I say watch the 2014 Godzilla again instead of ever watching Shin Godzilla. The 2014 one was extremely enjoyable – I looved that one.

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