This is one of my all-time favorite Godzilla movies, and one that I can watch over and over again. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but there's something about this film that separates it from the pack for me. I can't tell if it's the more serious tone it takes, the cinematography, or the pace, perhaps it's all of it, but it works so well for me. The movie gives JUST enough time to build us up and let us know what's happening before Godzilla comes out (which I must say has to be one of Godzilla's BEST entrances). Maybe I like the fact that throughout this film, you feel and are aware of, Godzilla's presence throughout the film. Great film though, in my opinion, one of the best in the whole series.