I don't know how it happens, but Gojira gets better every time I see it. It's one of the few kaiju films that's genuinely sad and depressing for its entire duration, yet it doesn't forget to entertain its audience. The cinematography, music, and SPFX work all come together to give it a haunting quality that's mostly absent from other films in the genre - for me, only GRA and Gorgo come close to the standard set here. I can forgive this movie's visual shortcomings because everything else is so excellently done. There are more than a few reasons why this is among my top 3 movies of all time (the others, for interest's sake, being The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and the 1982 Conan the Barbarian), but I don't think I'd be saying anything new or interesting.
Well, maybe one thing. It's kind of funny to me that the tanks actually get a chance to escape Godzilla in this movie. They shoot at him, realize it's not working (or run out of ammo) and say, "Gotta go, kthxbye." Not exactly par for the course after this.
EDIT: Oh, one other thing. I keep hearing rumors that you can see a cockroach running around the set at one point, but I have never seen it. I'll double-check this thread once I'm done here, but is anyone able to confirm or deny it?
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