Well, it's certainly been a while since I've seen one of these old Godzilla movies, and it is a bit difficult to come back to specifically this one after Godzilla Minus One (peak), but even with these biases checked this is still a pretty weak entry overall. The bumbling physicality of Minilla is funny and it's cute to see him and Godzilla interact (when he's not being...abusive?) but the human plot leaves a LOT to be desired. The final shot…
This is the exact movie that haters of this franchise think these movies are.
A lot of my criticisms just boil down to Leterrier not really understanding or tapping into the franchise's established ethos in any forward thinking or interesting way. While this isn't as blasphemous as Fast 8's complete obliteration of the family values that tie these people together, Fast X largely comes off as so incredibly unserious all of the time, to the detriment of both the lore…