WARNING: This review might contain spoilers! Do not read further if you have not watched the film.
The twelve year wait for a new Japanese-made Godzilla movie is finally over with the debut of 2016’s Shin Godzilla, written and directed by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno.
Set in an entirely new universe with no narrative connection to any of the preceding films, the film is a contemporary take on a classic character that embodies the spirit of the 1954 original. Audiences expecting a ‘typical monster movie’ may be confused or disappointed with the outcome.