i can see how one could view this film as quite sophomoric but i was genuinely touched by it.
between this and last year’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’ im starting to become really enamored with David Lowery’s ‘soft’ filmmaking.
Gojra director, Iroshi Honda, sums it up perfectly,
"By the time the movie ends, Godzilla is like a hero whose departure we regret. It's like part of us leaving. That's what makes it so hard. The monster the child knows best is the monster he feels himself to be."
Despite all of the imprudence and campiness, Godzilla has stayed relevant. It doesn't take a whole lot of analysis to realize he represents something just as big as he is.