I do have hope it can be good.
The first film is pure classic greatness.
Where the Japanese films have always fallen short later, is they can be very cheesy and hokey to western audiences.
Part of the charm of course. Either you get it or you don't. But now and then they blow you away with material that is incredible impactful, I love the Japanese films, but I've always known there is a higher level it could be taken to.
I will be looking for certain things..
Godzilla as force of nature, as payback for reckless use of nukes, Godzilla as both our destructor and champion (that whole love/hate thing the Toho films portray) Godzilla as an intelligence. He isn't stupid, he has his own reasons for doing things, more then animal instinct, it's not an intelligence we understand, but it's there. And of course....Godzilla as hero!
Yes, I admire Big G! LOL He never gives up and fights until the end.
Who didn't feel bad when the oxygen destroyer gets him at the end of the original?
Now having seen Monsters, I think there is a good chance that guy will understand.
Give it a watch, it's a bit of an odd film, but I think there is hope.