Sporadically interesting visual design doesn't make up for consistently awful visual design.
Godzilla spurting blood? A version of tokyo that explodes at the slightest touch? Cockroach Aliens? This is a bit more like it, there is some genuine fun to be had here once the monsters get cracking about half way through and this has some of the best monster action so far. It's still far too cobbled together and the pacing is off, but the second half was enjoyable enough in spots.
I will say Godzilla never needed speech bubbles though.
Oh boy, I guess we should just give up on the "Fantastic Four" now eh? You know that Fantastic four/X-Men crossover that is being talked about? I seriously doubt it is gonna be talked about for much longer. Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" is pretty much as bad as the original film from 2005, but without any of the tongue in cheek humour. Trank's FF just takes things way too seriously, and just as we think things are finally gonna start…
Having read Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” I knew that the Hobbits would be separate from the slightly taller members of the Fellowship for the whole film. Also, knowing a lot less of this film would be spent travelling I was confident that the Hobbits would get some of their own screen time as the unlikely heroes in a world filled with treachery. Sadly I was wrong — The Hobbits are almost nowhere to be seen…