Heisei Godzilla was fat, GMK Godzilla has a beergut. Godzilla's been fat before, this isn't something new. And GINO ran away from helicopters, plus he got killed by basic military weapons...something that ALL of the Toho Godzillas and LPG waded through. Yeah, there's a good reason why GINO is generally considered the black sheep of the franchise. >.>
That line was from 'Godzilla: Millenium", wasn't it? I loved that. It was classy. Not mocking it, not skipping over it entirely... "The Americans report they were assaulted by Godzilla, but our scientists are not so sure".
About the new one: what was Serizawa's attitude all about? Godzilla and the Mutos feed on radioactivity. Yes, radioactivity - but in the Cretaceous, or whatever, there were no nuclear bombs. There was no reason to assume these monsters would survive a nuclear explosion (and going by the movie, they would not... they weren't that tough).
What, his father was in Hiroshima? So? That took the nuclear option off the table entirely?
What does he think Godzilla's going to do now? It feeds on radioactivity... and the Mutos are gone. Pretty soon he's going to resort to raiding nuclear power plants, because they are more accessible than ICBMs and don't move as fast as nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. (That would be a pretty good plot for a sequel, though.)
Incidentally, what happened with the bomb in the end? It did explode, didn't it? But the military said it was a really powerful bomb. Did it get far enough away to not be a threat anymore?
Why did the Mutos have an electromagnetic pulse weapon? Yes, it takes everything that uses electricity off-line... (And by the way... I noticed the power just came back on after the pulse "wore off". But an EMP takes electric power out by overloading systems, causing damage. The damage doesn't magically disappear after the pulse ends.) But what good would that do against predators like Godzilla? They didn't even attempt to use it against him. So why did they even have such organs? And why did they keep using them against humans, which they can't feed on?
I think the Japanese will once again feel insulted.
It was GMK that made the GINO reference. Fun Fact: Ken Watanabe's wife was in GMK.
They mentioned in the movie that back in prehistoric times there was a lot of natural radiation and that Godzilla and the Mutos devour it and when resources were low they went into hibernation underground, deep ocean, etc. Plus, they mentioned in the movie that they tried to kill Godzilla in the past with nukes and failed. They were hoping that the one that they used at the end of the movie, which was stronger than the ones they used back in the 40s, 50s, etc. would actually be able to kill him this time around.
As for Godzilla, he'd probably just go back to dormancy until something else shows up just like he has in previous movies.
As for the bomb, kinda. It has a bit of TDKR syndrome. The bomb itself exploded from a safe distance, but the winds would've carried the fallout and infect stuff with radiation. Basically it was just waved off as, "It's just a movie, relax and don't take everything so seriously".
The head honchos at Toho saw the film and loved it and I've been talking about it with my friends in Japan and they're pretty interested in seeing it. Besides, most of negative remarks about Godzilla like him being fat was coming from 2chan, which is a place that I wouldn't take too seriously. Especially since they seem to forget that Godzilla was fat in the Toho films as well. :/
On the MUTOs having EMP, while I am annoyed that the writer/director don't know drenn about EMP other than it shuts down electronics, I don't really care as to WHY they have the ability itself. It's not like giant monsters haven't had random ass abilities before. Don't overthink things. Make up a reason if it'll make you feel better.
Besides, it's a movie AND a monster movie at that, don't take things TOO seriously. Just sit back and enjoy it. I enjoyed the movie, it has its problems (ATJ's blah acting, Watanabe being underused, etc.)but certainly better than the past few Godzilla movies. Some of these issues that people have against the movie just feels like nitpicking more than anything. :/