I finally had time to watch this last night. Like the first one, I watched the English dub (I just can’t see the point of watching animation subtitled...). I guess this was a little better than the first one, kinda? I dunno. I don’t hate either movie so far, but I don’t have much praise for them either.
I think I can best sum them up as this: there’s lots of really neat ideas that I think would make for great Godzilla movies, but the execution here is just terrible. The animation is crappy, the pacing is atrocious, and the unfathomable amounts of mind numbing expository dialogue just about kill these things.
I mean, really, I do quite like the premise of and events within each film quite a lot. All of the ideas from going 20,000 years into the future, the two alien races helping humans, Godzilla growing that entire time, the earth and all living things adapting to live with Godzilla, the Mothra people, mechagodzilla city, nano metal, etc. etc. It’s all really cool in theory and yet they manage to make it SOOOOOOO boring!
I was a bit frustrated that they had all this mechagodzilla build up and then the city DIDNT produce a surprise rebuilt mechagodzilla to combat Godzilla when the original plan failed. But that’s small potatoes compared to the real problems of this series.
I’ll watch the final installment to see how things turn out (and maybe actually see some monster fights? Maybe?) but I can’t see myself revisiting these films often, if at all.