Welcome to 50 first times; the movie-related post in which I watch, discuss and debate films that I’VE NEVER SEEN. I aim to work my way through 50 movies that I’ve previously missed/avoided, recording my thoughts along the way.

This collection of posts is a follow-up to 90 from the ’90s. However, while I previously focused on films from the 1990s, this time around I’m widening the field to cover any movie from any decade.

I’m going to watch good films, bad films, forgotten classics, Oscar winners and everything in between. For my second film of the day (after Road House) I’m watching…


Shin Godzilla (2016)

This is a Japanese Godzilla movie, so I’d best put my glasses on for the subtitles.

*Puts glasses on*

These aren’t my glasses.

Hang on – this isn’t Shin Godzilla!

Jeez, I nearly put on the Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie by mistake!


*Puts the correct film on*


There is a lot of talking in this movie. Where’s the action? Stop the teasing me and give me the beast!

“There is no danger of the creature coming ashore.” Yeah, right.

Oh jeez, how dodgy are Godzilla’s CG-eyes?!

Image: ©Toho Pictures


So much destruction and yet so many scenes of talking. I’m getting bored.

*Clicks stop*


Putting aside an AWFUL first appearance, where Big G had the WORST LOOKING EYES EVER(!!!), I really liked the final look of Godzilla. He was so damn creepy – I loved it!

Image: ©Toho Pictures

But the few scenes with Godzilla was all I liked about this movie. The majority of this film was boring.

Shin Godzilla spent far too much time focused on Government officials, rather than on Big G, and that made for an incredibly slow film. Really, really slow. 

And seriously, what was going on with those eyes?!

Image: ©Toho Pictures

Such a shame. I had heard good things about this movie, but it simply did nothing for me.

Those eyes will haunt my dreams.