Gonna have to stand up for Godzilla King of the Monsters! as well. Sure it's not as good as the Japanese version, but it's still pretty darn good. The whole flashback narrative is effective and Burr has some awesome narration during Godzilla's raid on Tokyo. Looking at it as a seperate American film I think its the best US giant monster film made in the 50s, on par with Them and The Blob.
Gotta give the US makers props for not really changing the story. They just insert Burr into it. All he really does is comment on things, "talk" to a few of the original charcters, convince Emiko (along with Ogata) to urge Serizawa to use the Oxygen Destroyer, and... uh,... Oh, Godzilla drops a building on him!