"Gojira" had put a nation's fear of nuclear annihilation and their collective trauma at the film's core. This film instead takes the anti-nuclear symbolism and nature's warnings and instead makes the case for nuclear weapons (and America's super-cop monstrosity) as a necessity. The rest of humanity are as irrelevant as the main hero's (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) stony eyes. The hero is suppose to represent traditional, conservative American values but it just doesn't ring true in the film. The strongest message of the film was that we are all bystanders as America (and American nukes) become our anti-hero and IMAX size titan. The weak plot is in the middle, which turns relentlessly murky and silly, desperately is in need for lighter moments, before the big spectacle finale. This third act is where the payoff is after all that tease, revealing perfect wide sugary shots of these CGI creatures in destructive pro-wrestling action. Thats when we begin to like Godzilla who has had to fair fight, and miss his might but he doesn't even bother to say goodbye to us.
The director Gareth Edwards, whose last film was Monsters, references high-suspense films like Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, fuelled by a "sense of anticipation", even back to the '70s and '80s before digital technology existed, with just "brief glimpses" of the creature.
"After Pacific Rim set the bar for modern giant-monster action this past summer, it was only a matter of time until somebody asked Edwards about the prospect of a Jaegers or Kaijus from Pacific Rim/Godzilla crossover. Not surprisingly, this Guillermo del Toro-directed tribute to classic Japanese “kaiju” movies has plenty of giant-sized creatures that would make excellent Godzilla movie costars. Any of the alien Kaiju creatures or the giant, human-piloted mechanical Jaegers would make worthy opponents for Godzilla to fight. Del Toro even discussed the possibility of a Pacific Rim-Godzilla crossover during an interview with Collider last year. “I would love to see a jaeger and Godzilla duke it out,” the Pacific Rim director told Collider. “That would be too much for the human brain.”