I don’t give half stars.
There’s one scene I liked. The girl’s on top of the stadium in Boston and she sees the clouds rolling in from the glimmering distance. That means a particular very big flying beastie is approaching. The girl begins to take cover but an instant later it has already arrived. The swiftness of that change, how that storm envelopes the horizon from one side to the other, almost captures the instinctive physical terror of human-to-kaiju scale.
In most other cases, the…
They really planned out the action in this one, there are some playful cuts too. They’re having fun with it. I like that much more than the shaky cam stuff in the Gareth Edwards Godzilla, or Nolan Batmen. Anyway I enjoyed it. Not all potential was fulfilled however, for example nobody fucks even though they easily could have…
Bryan Cranston’s 15 year old files salvaged from the nuclear meltdown zone were stored on iomega Zip disks, an infamously unreliable format. Yes you could store 100MB on one which was great for Macromedia Flash projects, but one day you’d insert the disk, hear a click and know your animation project had been destroyed. Cranston is a great actor but I don’t feel he conveyed the intensity of relief he should have realistically felt when those disks still worked.