Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

For the discussion of Shin Godzilla, the Godzilla anime trilogy and Toho produced and distributed films after 2015. Includes US movies financed by Toho like Detective Pikachu.

What grade do you give Shin Godzilla?

A
110
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B
45
25%
C
12
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D
8
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F
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby master_of_monsters » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:05 am

I give it a B-, I thoroughly enjoyed the film but there were quite a few things that kept me from loving it
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby New Kirk Citizen » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:02 am

I'd give the movie a B. It should have been less talky, and since they used CGI, I would've liked a more mobile and flexible Godzilla. Otherwise, it's a solid effort.

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Billzilla1974 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:52 pm

There was far too much talking, but I enjoyed all of the Godzilla destruction scenes. b-
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Monster X » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Loved it. While there was not much kaiju fighting, narrative wise the Big G's best films are when he's on his own against humanity. A
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby MillenniumGojira2000 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:30 pm

I give it am A-, B+. The monster head is kind of puppet-looking and more silly than scary in some shots, but overall the new design was good. This was a total reboot, with Gojira appearing in Japan for the first time, so the film-makers had ample opportunity to explore a new direction for the concept. Back are the heavy political and moral sermons of the original 1954 film, with the monster standing in for the devastation that results from misusing nuclear energy, and a sharp rebuke of the misleadership in Japan that allowed disasters like Fukushima. It was difficult to keep up with all the subtitles showing who was whom, and the supposedly half-American liaison didn't give a believable American accent, but overall I thought the story was solid and well paced.

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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:09 am

Still an A for me.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Gojira18 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:55 am

A solid B at most

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby godzillafan1982 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:14 pm

I'm giving it an A, though I just watched it today online. I still don't know what to think about some stuff like shooting lasers out of his back and tail, but overall I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Destorogoji » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:01 pm

A solid B, I love that "Do whatever you want to Godzilla" design, and the plot is a very smart parody of japanese (and worldwide) poilitics. Still, it's not perfect.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby InnocentClarke » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:50 am

A-, easily, maybe up to an A, depending on my mood. It's easily one of my favourite films in the franchise. I'm not sure I'd want a sequel to it though. I think it works as a nice one-off with an interesting last shot. This Godzilla wouldn't be able to show anything hugely new in another film, at least not in any way that's loyal both to what they've shown of this version AND Godzilla as a whole. So I want the next live-action film to be a sort of return to form, with a design that can work with a rubber suit, as well as having a new and interesting monster, but I digress.

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Biollante_lover » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:15 pm

one the of best in the franchise. but I think I have to rewatch it before I give it a rating.

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby BlueGojira » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:40 pm

I would give this film an A-.

It's one of my favorites in the entire series, but the random English dialogue and some of the CGI are slightly offputting.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:37 pm

Can't wait for my Bluray to arrive so I can watch it again and give a more coherent rating.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Desghidorah » Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 am

B+. Decent acting (even if I think they really should have gotten someone bilingual for the Ambassador), good effects, good tension, monster design took time to grow on me but it works, and story is nice and straight forward. Cons are how inactive Godzilla is and lack of fitting monster SFXs that seemed jarring to me.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat May 20, 2017 4:23 pm

After skimming through my Bluray and watching a few choice scenes I might bump this up from a B to an A. It's not quite A+ material but even some of the things that bothered me initially like the Engrish didn't bother me near as much this time but it's still a bit distracting. Still I was surprised at just how invested I still was in the film in spite of only skimming through it. If only the English actors weren't so bad I might even give it an A+. Its definitely just about the most invested I have ever been in a Godzilla movie and the destruction and kaiju action still impresses me. While I don't have the nostalgia I have for Godzilla 1985 or Son of Godzilla it is still objectively a better movie. Still I don't think I really have the heart to put it above either of those films as my favorite Godzilla movie.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby BARAGONBREH » Tue May 23, 2017 1:37 am

B. Definitely one of the top 5 Tohos. Interesting political subtext. Fascinating ending.

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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Cybermat47 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:46 am

A. If it wasn't for 1954, I would consider it the best.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby The Baranosdragon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:07 am

I give it a C. The military scenes were very good, the acting was great and the visuals were great. However, the CGI was kinda wonky at some points, the political aspects didn't click with me (though that not necessarily the film's fault), and I know I'm going to get flak for this, but I'm just going to say it...

The old sound effects completely ruined any scene Godzilla was in (The building destruction sound effect, Godzilla's old roars, etc.). They sounded fine in the older films, but they sound atrocious and completely out of place in the newer ones.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Gojira1963 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:49 am

I would give this a B+. One of the best special effects out of the entire franchise. I really enjoyed the satirical approach to the story. My only complaints is that I would have liked to have seen Godzilla a bit more. Plus at times he was a bit lifeless in his slow movements and that didn't give him much of a personality. Yet when he fired his atomic breath/rays he moved quickly which was a little incongruous. But all in all a very enjoyable movie I will watch many times.
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Re: Give Shin Godzilla a Letter Grade

Postby Gawdziller1954 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:09 pm

I Give it a solid A. It's a faithful remake/reboot of the 1954 original, much more faithful to the character than the LP Godzilla anyway. I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
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