The king is...or the queen? I am still trying to figure it out, if "Godzilla" is a male or a female in this movie, they try to explain it but by that point I was almost done with the movie.
First off, this is not "Godzilla" there is no way this monster should be called "Godzilla", notice I am putting it in quotes. It looks nothing like the original or anything close to the TOHO monsters. It doesn't even stand up straight, there is no acid breath, its some sort of wind breath that turns thing into fire, WTF! The face doesn't even look like a lizard of any sort, and it died by getting fired by missiles! Seriously, every Godzilla movie he takes the missiles like a man! Not like this one!
Love story, in a monster movie, never works! This one between Niko and Audrey was so awkward and bad that I was cringing. The acting was terrible, it was like they didn't even care to try. Plus why was Niko a worm guy, you would think they would have someone who works with lizards not worms.
I also noticed that Emmerich pulled from a lot of movies. Especially when the army is trying to kill "Godzilla" I noticed that a lot of the shots were like Independence Day and even the script. I mean seriously you want to be original but yet you pull from your other movies, I think that's cheap. Plus there were shots that were too much like Jurassic Park, the eye shots, the shots when the babies were banging into the door, reminded me too much of Jurassic Park. I don't care if you want to pay homage to the movie, but don't take almost exact shots of the movies and try and make it your own, it just took me away from it way too much.
I did find to enjoy Victor played by Hank Azaria, I thought he had some good chuckles in the movie which made me like him a lot. Some of the action was very enjoyable, the first time you see "Godzilla" is pretty good and the tease was very good, but every time I saw the monster I just didn't like the sight since it said it was "Godzilla". Now if this movie was just some monster movie on its own, I would have gave it a higher rating, but because its "Godzilla" it really took me away from the movie.
There were some good chuckles from Azaria, and I thought Reno was good but didn't really need the accent to be good in the movie. Some of the sequences were enjoyable but all in the script was bad and there so many scenes that took me out of the movie and I just could not enjoy it like I did as a kid.