Vineet Aziz’s review published on Letterboxd:
Thoroughly uninteresting, but at least it's short.
Neat hurricane effects on the miniature towns. Score was nice. Cool use of color but nothing incredible, even for 1956. I liked the horror vibes at the beginning. I thought it was interesting that Rodan's physical design is something like a prototype Charizard, and the dude even lives in a volcano - but he has no fire powers?? C'mon man!
With the dead seriousness, the dull military focus, and the natural disaster imagery, this reminded me a lot of Godzilla 2014, although to be honest, I think I liked 2014 even more. Overall, Rodan is well made, just boring and totally skippable. Go watch him in Ghidorah instead.