Directed by Masaaki Tezuka, who previously did "Godzilla VS. Megaguirus".
Really, the guy who directed one of the worst Godzilla films in the franchise, and arguably the worst of the "Millennium Era"? Alright whatever, I'll keep an open mind.
It seems that Toho took a good look at what made the previous film work, and put most of those elements into this film. The fight scenes never get boring! The monsters are cool! The effects, cinematography, and music are just as incredible! And the characters are carried out through such charming performances to make us feel connected to them. However, the film does have two major problems, and that's a good chunk of the writing and pacing feeling rushed and lazy. And the other being that it doesn't offer anything that new or groundbreaking in the series, which is easy to forget and overlook. That doesn't necessarily make it a bad movie, or not entertaining because it is. And if you want to see these two monsters fight again for the 4th time through some amazing effects, while having good characters support the scenes without them, then you're going to love this movie. But if you're looking for something different, you unfortunately won't find much of that here.