I am not sure about these negative reviews. The movie set has some great philosophical points. I have loved both on netflix so far. I referred a few friends to watch, they also felt the same. I don't usually watch anime, so maybe that is the difference. As a story, the writing is solid.
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.
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The Synopsis for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) 720p
Following their crushing defeat at the hands of Godzilla Earth, Haruo Sakaki and his allies encounter a mysterious aboriginal tribe descended from the humans left behind on Earth 20,000 years ago, and uncover a mechanized city-sized fortress formed from the long-lost anti-Godzilla weapon Mechagodzilla.
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The Reviews for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) 720p
Great movie seriesReviewed bygodlovesufriendVote: 8/10
After seeing this, I'm even more disappointed than I was with the first. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed parts of the first, I loved the animation style and the action was fun, but this one barely even has that. I felt like even the small good things about the first was not here in this one, and what made the first bad, was even worse in this one. For example, in the first one, there was WAY too much exposition, and in this one it was even worse. As the characters are explaining what they are about to do, I understood within 30 seconds, yet they dragged it out for up to 15 minutes in some places. The writing was also pretty bad, I've seen people say "who cares, its anime", but thats ridiculous, animes can have good writing just like any form of TV or film.
So as a massive Godzilla fan, I found solace in watching destruction and action, but that was about it, I found myself waiting through stupid dialog just writing for more action. Thankfully it was at least nice to look at, animes are often broken or work based on their animation. A lot of the time, if an anime has bizarre style, I won't watch it, but this one, like the first, had a cool style and I did enjoy it. So if you're bored and have nothing else to watch, just fast forward through the dialog and exposition and just watch the action.
I watched Godzilla 1985 when i was 5 years old, i have been a BIG G fan ever since, i am 36 now. i even forced myself through the 1998 american dung heap. and i am american. i have watched both animated Godzilla movies so far. both are far better then they should have been. in many ways, far better in story then any Godzilla movie ever made. i normally hate it when Godzilla is the bad guy. but not in these, it is done so well. i wonder what the people were expecting who have written the negative reviews... just a mash up of monsters? it has good stories, logical flow, drama, action, charter development. i cant wait for the third, excellent way to fill the gap for the new live action. i hope they do many more.