Do you like robots, huge monsters, and destroyed cities? This movie covers it all, and in spades. This is the epitome of what godzilla yearned for. fantastic fight scenes, great plot (for a giant monster movie that is), and great acting.
Well, for a giant monster movie. Anyone going into this expecting Oscar performances has got to re-align themselves. It's a sci-fi monster movie for pete's sake. But, surprisingly, the actors do an amazing job portraying real human relationships, conflict, and challenges. Even after watching this multiple times, it still draws some tears and cheers from me at certain points.
Honestly, I don't know how they could have done the genre better. This is my epitome of the Kaiju genre. if you like those types of movies, This is definitely a good watch. If you like sci-fi and action (with believable plot), this is a good watch. If you like Mech's, this is a good watch. IMO you can't go wrong with this movie.