From July 28, 2013
SCORE: B+ / A-
I really enjoyed this movie! It's extremely fun to watch and has a great theme song, crazy battle scenes between giant robots and monsters, and some very funny scenes (mostly involving Charlie Day, but Ron Perlman gets a few goods ones, too).
The giant monsters are called "Kaiju" which the film states means "giant monster". What I didn't realize was that Japan has had films called Kaiju films for years and that I've seen many of them. From wikipedia: "Kaiju films usually showcase Kaiju of any form attacking a major Japanese city or engaging another (or multiple) Kaiju in battle. The most famous Kaiju is Godzilla. Other notable Kaiju include Gamera, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla and Rodan. The term ultra-kaiju is shorthand for monsters in the Ultra Series."
This movie is basically the most well-done Kaiju film ever. It's a dream come true for anyone who is a fan of Godzilla, King Kong, Gundam Wing, Appleseed, Voltron, The Big O, etc.