Godzilla ★★★★

Wow, what a great surprise. I had always heard a lot about the original Godzilla of course, but I thought its fame was like Jason and the Argonauts -- more about the technical aspects than the film itself. But Godzilla is the complete package, a tense, deliberately-paced disaster film that tells a larger and more poignant story. Roland Emmerich wishes he could make something this good.