Shin Godzilla Early Review


Being a longtime Godzilla fan, this made me feel excited to see another Godzilla film from Japan. After seeing the American Version (no, not the horrible 1998 film with Matthew Broderick) in 2014, I missed the Japanese "version" of films. I came across this via an article on a Godzilla fansite. Forgive me for not remembering which website it was, otherwise I would have posted a link to it.

Shin Godzilla was released on July 29, 2016, in Japan in over 350 theaters and 446 screens. It had its red carpet premiere on July 25, 2016. The premiere took place in Tokyo along Kabuki-cho Central Road, with a red carpet from the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, the hotel which has the large Godzilla head peering over, 118.5 metres in length, the same distance as the height of Godzilla.

In Japan Shin Godzilla earned ¥625 million (US $6.1 million) on its opening weekend and was number one at the box office for that weekend, placing Finding Dory at second place and One Piece Film: Gold at third place, and earned 23% more than 2014's Godzilla when it opened in Japan. It was more than triple the first weekend's gross of 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars, the previous Toho film in the series, which in the end grossed US $12.3 million.

Look for an actual review from me once I get a copy and watch it.