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I have to admit I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. I figured I would sit through a few minutes and turn it off, like I have with every other Godzilla movie I've ever tried to watch. I liked that there was something going on besides "giant monster breaks stuff," but it dragged on a bit too long. The ending was my favorite part- definitely left plenty of room for another film.
This is one of those animated films that is really more for the adults than the kids. That's not to say it's not safe for kids- it is. But the story runs deep enough and the themes are mature enough that while the kids are laughing, the adults have plenty to appreciate too. I love Guillermo Del Toro, and he does not disappoint with this incredibly unique film.
It's '80s straight-to-video horror, and a remake at that. Having said that, it's actually not the worst B horror I've ever seen. It's also far from being the best, but the premise is interesting and there are a few pretty creepy scenes scattered throughout. Overall I didn't hate it, but I can't speak too highly of it because the effects are so bad, and... well, refer back to my first sentence.
Considering how little promotion this movie got, I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The acting is phenomenal and the story definitely kept me interested. I will probably be buying this at some point, since I love films set in this time period.