They keep jamming more and more into these movies and making them harder and harder to summarize. Someday I’m going to give up on discussing the plot and just list all the things I thought about and discuss what the audience did, sort of a meta-review, but that day is not today. I’ll do my best to hit all the high points.
Poor Godzilla. Being an alpha predator is such a thankless job. He’s only trying to keep the world safe from giant mutant praying mantises, and all he gets is the military shooting at him, when they aren’t just stalking him, waiting for another excuse to shoot. It’s mostly the U.S. Navy shooting and stalking, since he’s an amphibious ape-lizard alpha predator, so he swims when he isn’t stomping around on two legs like a T-Rex. I realize that’s a pretty odd-sounding description, but, well, Godzilla’s always been odd-looking.