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Shin Godzilla Review

Using a giant lizard destroying various parts of Japan as the backdrop to a political thriller really isn’t the type of high-octane, mesmerising destruction you’d want or expect from a Godzilla movie. The famous Kaiju has seen himself launched through an astronomical number of remakes, sequels and spin-offs, so it’s quite surprising to say that Shin Godzilla is the best of the bunch. Taking conventional aspects of the Toho glory days and colliding them into a conventional political thriller that looks to merge crisis management with humanitarian panic. The Japanese ensemble presents how a government would react to an unknown creature tearing up the streets of their country, and provides us with some delightful scenes of destruction splattered throughout a story of survival.

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