Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, for all of its updating of the genre of kaiju eiga (Japanese Giant Monster movies) with its thrilling special effects, moving story and titantic monster battles, is really an homage to the golden era of these films, the 1960's. GMK is easily the best Godzilla in decades, as it connects modern social commentary with ancient myth in the form of the Yamato Seishu, the Ancient Guardian Beasts of Japan, summoned forth to fight Godzilla, now driven by the souls of the victims of the Pacific War. Horror and humor, irony and great spectacle, so characteristic of this type of film, make GMK one of the best entires in the Godzilla series. Director Shusuke Kaneko, who helmed the Gamera trilogy of the mid-to-late 90's, taking the genre to new heights, brings his unique vision and style of story telling to GMK. Do not expect to find a cheesy monster movie here with unconvincing effects and no plot. GMK will arrest your imagination and take you somewhere you have not been.
This is a stunning giant monster film, the best in the series after the original 1954 Gojira. If you are new to the world of kaiju films, this is an excellent place to start.
Get this DVD, and watch how the great battles unfold and the fate of Japan hangs in the balance.