I really like GMK. Overall it's the best film of the Millennium series (at least in terms of quality, if not entertainment value) by an absolute long shot, and better than many of the Heisei entries.
But I'm just going to say it: this raging, throbbing boner people have for this movie - enough to put in league with the original film as one of the absolute best Godzilla movies ever made - makes no frellin' sense to me. Movies like Mothra vs Godzilla and Monster Zero are still thought of as classics of the genre, where (barring a few exceptions) just about everything clicks. There's some great stuff in GMK, but it's flaws are large enough and detrimental enough that that it really doesn't reach the same status as some of the older films. Indeed, I love GMK until right after the Baragon battle and then in my opinion the movie loses it's way with the contrived human drama and the stop-start nature of the monster battle as Ghidora is constantly beaten and then revives.
The final battle between Godzilla and a pair of caterpillars in Mothra vs Godzilla is more dramatic and carries more emotion than anything in the final battle in GMK. At least to me it does.
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