- Godzilla Minus One is being praised as the best Godzilla movie ever for its engaging human story and frightening monster scenes.
- The film has received near-perfect reviews and record-breaking box office results, with a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and over $100 million in box office collections.
- Kevin Smith and MonsterVerse creators Matt Fraction and Chris Black have all shared their admiration for the film.
Fans of the Godzilla franchise have been treated to exceptional films in recent years, including the big budget MonsterVerse and Toho’s 2023 release of Godzilla Minus One. Geek culture icon Kevin Smith has called the latter “the best Godzilla movie that I’ve ever seen.” Smith is well known for sharing his views on famous franchises and heaped praise on the film during his Fatman Beyond podcast.
Regarding Godzilla Minus One, Smith said, “This Godzilla Minus One, kids — by far the best Godzilla movie that I’ve ever seen. Just a clinic in how to make a movie with the giant monster, that keeps the giant monster alive throughout the whole movie, and is compelling on the human level.” He went on to express his appreciation for the film’s human drama, as well as the terrifying Godzilla scenes.
Creators of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Matt Fraction and Chris Black, also recently shared their thoughts on Godzilla Minus One. Speaking to ComicBook.com, Fraction praised the film as a uniquely human story and an incredible tale of survival, courage, and redemption. Black agreed, adding that the parallel stories between Toho films and the Hollywood MonsterVerse allows for a Godzilla that suits every fan’s preference.
Godzilla Minus One is not only significant for its surprising and record-breaking box office success but also its near-perfect reviews from critics and audiences. The film has a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has garnered over $100 million against a budget of under $15 million. This level of success sets Godzilla Minus One apart and solidifies its status as the true King of the Monsters among fans and filmmakers.
While a streaming date has not yet been revealed for Godzilla Minus One, the MonsterVerse movies and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters can be streamed on AppleTV+ and Prime Video.