Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
Writer: Hideaki Anno, Sean Whitley
Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi,
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 4.5.2017
[Review by cornholio.]
The coast guard inspects an abandoned yacht just outside Tokyo when they are attacked by something. Viral footage of the incident quickly makes the rounds and reaches Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa). As the cabinet tries to figure out what exactly happened and what next steps are necessary, Yaguchi puts forward the theory that it looks like an animal attack. When he is proven right – there is an massive animal wreaking havoc and that makes its way onto land, where it evolves -, Yaguchi is tasked with figuring out this creature.
Shin Godzilla brings a couple of (to me) fresh ideas to the kaiju movie genre, but it still didn’t manage to win my kaiju-averse heart over.