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As someone who is nostalgic for the old Godzilla movies (and hated the 1998 version, as any self-respecting movie fan should), I always thought that Godzilla was overdue for a proper re-make with 21st century special effects. As skeptical as I was going in, I think they really got it right. The special effects were amazing and there was actually a human element to the story that made it worth a little more than just destroying a major city with giant monsters (although, to be fair, that's really the centerpiece of the movie). So as far as monster movies / Godzilla movies go, they really hit the nail on the head.
While I thought the first one was really solid, I think I enjoyed this one even more. Added a topical twist with the whole freedom vs. safety debate and the Winter Soldier storyline was a great choice.
I mean, seriously, if you had any expectations more than just a popcorn action movie, then maybe this whole watching movies thing isn't for you. But even with pretty low expectations, and a very minimal interest in GI Joe from my childhood, it didn't really do much for me. I think I kind of enjoyed the first one a little better, but neither are really stamped in my memory for a lifetime.
I thought this was pretty enjoyable and had enough laughs to make it worthwhile. I expected Rudd's character to be a kind of over-the-top idiot, but his innocent approach made it much more enjoyable than what I thought it would be.