-The Intro scene with the Mothra Larva. It was cool seeing a smaller monster interact with people, and effectively made me briefly feel something for the monsters; an aspect that the rest of the film lacked. It was also one of the few brief moments that we get actual characterization, in regards to Maddie`s quick action. When Charles Dance enters, the scene is also legitimately frightening, and doesn't come off as cartoony as the later parts of the film. IMO, a perfect scene at quickly establishing characters, a villain, and a reason to care about the monsters.
-Mark and the Wolves: minor, but I pointed out in another thread, that this was one of the few scenes that felt natural and not like a complete CGI fest. I'm going off the top of my head, but I also think it's one of the best shot scenes in the film.
-Godzilla and Castle Bravo: Legitimately tense scene, that shows Godzilla in a way that the Toho films could never really capture (swimming, without looking horrible). It does a good job at reintroducing Godzilla, and the whole thing is just done really well. Sitting in the theater, I could not help but actually feel like I was there observes in that scene.
-King Ghidorah awakening: I'm not talking about the confusing mess that occurs after, but I do like how KG`s heads wind out and emerge from the ice. There was something legitimately sinister about it, without making it overtly 'epic'; something that the film beats to death.
-Rodan`s flying sequence: I wish there was more destruction to the city/village, but I really did love Rodan chasing the fighter jets. There was a great sense of chaos and fear. In addition, it was one of the better lit sequences in the movie (not just a dark enclosed space). Shots of military jets and people being eaten, are one of the few moments where the film`s monsters felt tangible.
Note that all of this, occurs in the first half. I do think the instant that the film introduces the oxygen destroyer, the film explodes and becomes exponentially stupid.
Undersea Kingdom: One of the few original ideas that the film had. A really creative and unique setting for a Godzilla film, something that has not been done prior. Unfortunately, they do dick all with it, and proceed to blow it up. What a shame. It was cool in concept though.
-Serizawa touching Godzilla: If you completely ignore the context of the scene (Serizawa using a nuclear weapon for good in a Godzilla film, and that it`s a bizarre out of left field way of killing off one of the few decent characters in the series) the way Serizawa climbs up the stairs with the lava flowing in the background is legitimately well-done.
-Many, many minor things with KG: I stated this eons ago on the forum, but a CGI Ghidorah to me was always one of the few monsters that would really benefit from CGI. Brief moments, like Ghidorah`s necks dodging Godzilla`s beam, or having his heads stuck to the building while the other head looks on in fear is great. Same for things like how he gets a regenerative power(doesn`t feel out of place considering he is based partially on a hydra). I do also like how Ghidorah has an explicit tie to electricity, and love how he bites into a transformer to basically get a power-up. Ghidorah was clearly the best part of the movie, and the monster that they put the most love into.
_JNavs_ wrote:The MV is like cheap imitation crabmeat, it tastes good, but it isn't real, while Shin is kino peak Japanese performance.
Rodan95 wrote:The Shobijin are sat on by a fatass explorer and killed. Mothra is pissed and destroys Japan.