Saw it in IMAX, my seat was shaking during the opening logos.
Before the film started, there was a short 15 minute tribute film to Godzilla, showing clips from almost every version; Hanna Barbara cartoon, Showa, Heisei, Millennium, 1998, 2014, Shin and Anime.
I enjoyed the film, thought the music was buried in the mix so it couldn’t shine in the scenes it needed to. The plot wasn’t as thin as people claim. I think the main problem is, like the Heisei series, too many characters.
The monster scenes are the true highlights of the film. Daugherty did a great job of displaying their size and power.
I think the 2014 film , which I really liked, had much more structure and anticipation. This films kicks off about 10 - 15 minutes in and then Daugherty steps on the accelerator and doesn’t stop the car until the end.
I think the film would have gone from good to great had they focused more on the family issue, Charles Dance’s character and cut out some of the other characters.