Godzilla ★★★

First time seeing it since it was in theaters. I appreciate it a bit more this time. It's jaw droppingly gorgeous at times and the monster fighting it really cool. Surprisingly, in a movie with so much darkness, it doesn't feel like it's using dim lighting to skimp on visual effects. Instead, it uses it to conceal and put some cool lighting effects to good use with monster reveals and action.

But the biggest drawback for this movie is the across the board blandness of all the human characters. Every one of them feels like an afterthought and it's just a bummer. The only compelling human character is unceremoniously written out of the movie about 30 minutes in. Bummer.

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