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What a great reboot.
It fully embraces the cheesiness of the originals - there were multiple scenes that still looked like a man in a rubber suit knocking over miniatures - while updating it for the modern day with some good effects.
It's the first Godzilla movie since possibly the original to have a compelling human story which is a welcome addition. Also, updating the "Godzilla" metaphor from nuclear weapons to the potential dangers of nuclear power post-Fukushima was a nice touch.
Shin Godzilla gives us a governments eye view of how damn frustrating it is to deal with a kaiju in Japan.
Regarding the monster himself, this movie takes a fresh approach that shouldn't be spoiled if you care about those kinds of things. This is a pretty good movie to introduce someone to the series, as it stands alone and covers a lot of the themes of the Godzilla films as a whole.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!