Godzilla ★★

This movie is basically Working Girl, just with a giant lizard instead of Sigourney Weaver.

It's big. It's stupid. It's an hour too long. The CGI has aged poorly. The Taco Bell commercials with the talking chihuahua saying "heeere leezurd leezurd leezurd" are more narratively compelling. I loved this when I was nine years old; I've always assumed its odious reputation was a reflexive exaggeration made by kaiju nerds (most authentic Godzilla movies also suck), but revisiting it as an adult I can see that yes, it is absolute junk—and yet it's still somehow more entertaining than the dull as shit Gareth Edwards one.