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Current spoilers for the film (thanks to Breakdown!): (Copy Pasta from the Shin Spoiler Thread)
- Classic Toho sound effects primarily from the Showa era are heavily used. In addition, Godzilla does not have a new roar, but rather re-uses the '54, late Showa, and '84 roars and growls. The music uses several Ifukube cues, including the classic Godzilla theme and others from the Showa era.
- Godzilla's beam is purple, and when firing his lower jaw splits open like a snake's would. The beam ranges from a precise laser to a gout of fire, according to those who've seen the film and from concept art from the pamphlet. The beam has been explicitly stated to slice apart buildings and such. Using the beam appears to physically drain Godzilla, as after using it his body loses coloration. This also ties into a "defense system" Godzilla has in which he can dense danger and fire his beam from either his dorsal spines/back or from the tip of his tail, potentially allowing him to attack multiple targets at once.
- Godzilla is defeated by some sort of chemical the SDF whips up which somehow reacts with Godzilla's atomic energy (Cadmium?) and causes him to completely freeze/crystallize. Whether or not he is dead is unknown, as there's conflicting accounts from people who've seen it.
- Godzilla's total screen time is conflicted. Some say he maintains a constant presence like the 1954 film and other say it was more akin to the 2014 film. A large sum of the film is board meetings discussing how to deal with Godzilla, very reminiscent of the 1954 and 1984 films. This also ties into the political and social commentary which will be discussed further down.
- After defeating or killing Godzilla, there is a shot of horribly mutated people frozen solid as they attempted to crawl out of Godzilla's flesh. They appear to be skeletal and have Godzilla-like spines on their backs. The shot depicting them is very brief, and it is unknown if these people are the ones who had that strange substance splashed on them by the tadpole, or if these are beings solely created from Godzilla's body.
- The film contains a lot of political commentary regarding the state of Japan in modern times (specifically about US-Japan relations) as well as it's place in the world. Those who've seen it claim that the US is constantly putting pressure on Japan to use nuclear weapons on Godzilla.
Skreeonk's Spoiler Review of Shin Godzilla!
https://skreeonk.com/2016/07/28/shin-sp ... -spoilers/