GvM follows GODZILLA 2000 in the new Millennium film series, and pits the giant lizard against the hive queen of a mutant race of dragonflies that are unleashed when the anti-Godzilla task force opens a man-made black hole in an attempt to rid the world of Godzilla completely. The special FX sequences in the film manage to impress once again, with the flooded city of Osaka serving as one of the most convincing set pieces in the series. The new flying baddie Megaguirus shows more articulation and maneuverability than most of the other villains preceding it, making for several high-powered and creative battles. While the human element attempts to pull off an epic SciFi angle with the black hole generator, the plot still feels very by the books and average. There are some interesting concepts in introducing black holes with the potential for alternate realities that arent fully explored, but the acting and pacing are both enough to carry the feature. The use of slow-motion and larger amount of computerization in the film also hinders it a bit, since the slow-mo that is intended to hide the handicaps of the hulking costumes only serves to accentuate them. The good far outweighs the bad in this entry, and it serves as another fun episode in the modern Godzilla era!
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