By Dustin Cabeal
I didn’t number my movie list. There are only three movies on it, and I’ll just tell you that I saved the best for last. Shin Godzilla was by far the best movie of the year. Hell, I’m pretty sure it’s the best movie I’ve seen in the last five years. I wrote a lengthy review for it that you can read here. I encourage you to read that instead of this because I went into a lot more depth.
To give you the short version, Shin Godzilla is a film that deals with the bureaucracy of a giant monster attack. What a government would have to do in order to fight the monster and how it would keep its government running during such an event. If all that sound boring to you, I assure you that it is not. It is riveting. I clung to every word of bureaucracy that I heard. I also patiently waited to see if the film would ever break from the bureaucracy and just go all “Hollywood” on it. It never did. Everything was by the book from beginning to end, and it was incredible because of it.
Hands down the best movie of the year and in the same breath, the most underappreciated movie as well.