Exactly my thoughts.Godzilla165 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:21 pm They’re just entirely different films, with the only outward similarities between being they both have Godzilla in them, and they’re both set in Japan. Shin Godzilla is just as good to me as the first time I saw it in theaters, and the consecutive rewatches since then. Having seen Minus One now, it doesn’t change my feelings on Shin, because it can’t; they’re too different to compare without me personally feeling disingenuous.
What we have in our hands now, from my point of view, are two modern Toho-produced Godzilla films that are genuinely excellent, and for different reasons. One is a thought provoking political satire, while the other is a thought provoking and moving character piece. I can still sit down with Shin post-Minus One and enjoy it thoroughly, not sitting there comparing it to the latter in an attempt to pick through it (not saying that’s what anyone here is doing).
Both films are excellent!
We all know what Godzilla is and does…. It’s the STORY that makes it or breaks it. And at the moment Toho got it right with their last two live action films.