Sunday, July 29, 2018
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
Despite my best intentions to watch the newest installment of the Godzilla animated trilogy on it's Netflix release last weekend, I was just too busy and had to wait until this weekend. Bummer, but that's life. I had already read some brief spoilers from it Japanese release a few months earlier, but still was looking forward to seeing it for myself. Like with the first part, I enjoyed myself quite a bit.
The animated movies are a real slow burn and heavy on the science fiction of the scenario, so don't expect a ton of action or a mindless explosion factory. Themes of humanity surviving an apocalyptic situation are still present here as well as the ever present technology vs humanity theme that's a mainstay of science fiction. I don't plan to spoil anything, so I'm purposely being vague about details.
I definitely dug the military scenes and equipment. Just like before, I felt as though I was watching a Diaclone adaption. The mech suits get an impressive upgrade and dammit I want Godzilla anime toys. There's Mecha Godzilla amd Godzilla stuff from the series, but a nice micro playset would be boss.
If you liked the first one, watch this one. Don't miss the post credits scene. Trust me.