Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
  • Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara
  • Language: Japanese

A burst of underwater activity unleashes a creature in Tokyo Bay; the sea monster goes on the rampage and is christened Godzilla. Overly earnest reboot in which far too much time is spent on various government and scientific agencies wondering what to do, which may have worked well for domestic audiences but is a lot less fun outside Japan.

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Shin Godzilla

7 Aug 20172 stars

The eponymous monster returns to Japan in this overly earnest reboot

Godzilla returns to his old stomping ground of Tokyo in this reboot of the popular monster-movie character. Although licensed to Legendary Entertainment for an upcoming bout with King Kong as part of their ongoing MonsterVerse, Japan's favourite giant…

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