I got somewhat bored and decided to try to think of a good rough plot for a Godzilla film. Here it is.
The beginning of the film shows the viewers a giant, cataclysmic attack on a small town in Guam. Its dark and stormy and the angles mainly shown destruction, fleeing civilians, and the desperate military. There will be NO SHAKY CAM but its still hard to see Godzilla and the viewers only catch brief glimpses of him. Next, we're introduced to Character X (I haven't thought of a good name yet), a doctor desperately trying to help the victims. He's told by soldiers that there was an earthquake and a large fire as a result and so far most of the injuries match the story. But as Character X sees more and more radiation burns and sickness, he confides in a coworker that he thinks the soldiers are lying.
A government agent visits him the next day and after a disturbing conversation he's captured and taken in a van. Thus we're introduced to Lieutenant Y (I haven't thought of a good name for this guy either). A bit focuses on his perspective as he goes over to the site of another attack. He talks to his General about how despite the Internet blockout in the area he thinks theres a good chance news will get out. He then asks his General what exactly their trying to cover up and the General vaguely replied, "Something very big." He goes with an elite team in hazmat suits to the newest destruction zone and investigates, as well as speaks to a survivor. Afterwards he has Doctor X treat an injured man and tell him any thing unusual about the patient. He obviously goes on about the radiation, extreme burns, and strange delusions the man has.
Then, Lieutenant Y is informed by one of his army mooks that the target has been spotted. He brings his entire entourage (the Doctor, his soldiers, and the elite team) to the area and helps the local military set up a defense. And now we meet Reporter Z, a reporter sent in by his boss to report on the mysterious military blockade being set up and civilians being evacuated. As he meets Lieutenant Y and gets into a debate with him about why they're there, Godzilla appears. Theres a good clear shot of him in his massive, reptilian glory. The military opens fire on him and its clear he's not invincible (he's shown getting small wounds, occasionally bleeding or roaring) but their weapons clearly aren't strong enough. Godzilla goes on a rampage, destroying the majority of the fleeing military and civilians.
Lieutenant Y loads up an armored truck with his team plus Doctor X and two standard soldiers. Reporter Z jumps inside and screams at him about letting information out to which the Lieutenant replies they were only doing to prevent riots and fear and besides, info has already got out. They didn't set up a "communications blockade" in time and now the Internet and the News are abuzz with tales of a giant reptilian creature destroying cities and generally rampaging.
As the truck flees the group begins to suffer the effects of radiation sickness. Some people are simply nauseous (such as Doctor X or 3/4 of the special team) but Lieutenant Y has a headache, a fever, and he's losing his hair. Reporter Z has a light headache and fever and is dizzy. At this point the audience has been with the special forces enough to know them. I haven't thought of their names yet, so I'll call them T-Number. T1 is the cocky demolitions expert who flirts with T3. T2 is the group's enforcer, with a very rapid fire weapon and is the most level headed of the group. T3 is the group's sniper and has a serious personality. T4 is the group's medic and is extremely sick with radiation poisoning, eventually dying during the drive.
Finally the group meets up with the military at the next city Godzilla is set to attack. The special forces team recovers and they are sent on a mission to a skyscraper. A plane will distract Godzilla and lure him into view the group will attack him with a special weapon designed to kill him. T1 will set up mines and explosives below to detonate to distract Godzilla if he notices the group. T2 will fire at his eyes to blind and disorient him and T3 will fire a special virus capsule in a spot between Godzilla's scales. Doctor X goes with them to replace the medic and Reporter Z demands to go with them as well to document the event.
It goes as planned at first. Godzilla comes into the view of the skyscraper with the explosives below him. As Godzilla goes into the intended area he starts scanning for prey so T1 detonates a mine to distract him. However, the mine doesn't work and he realizes he wired it incorrectly. The Commando immediately rushes down the stairs to try and manually fix it. Meanwhile, Godzilla notices the group in the building. T2 goes ahead, blasting open the window and firing at Godzilla's eyes in a desperate attempt to stop him while T3 waits for Godzilla to stand still just long enough to shoot between the scales.
Godzilla responds by swinging his claw at the building it tears the wall open and damages the floor, sending T2 plummeting to his death and badly injuring Reporter Z. He prepares to use his atomic breath, so T1 manually detonates the mines, blowing himself up to save the others. Godzilla is distracted and turns his head, wasting his breath. As he cocks his head T3 fires. The virus capsule hits and Godzilla stumbles away before fleeing into the ocean. His corpse is later found and autopsy reveals he was some sort of reptile horribly mutated by radiation. The protagonists ponder whether or not he was as much a victim as they were.
So yeah. It has a few cliches but that's the only way a Godzilla film could be successful (plus I'm not a very good writer).