Godzilla has opened to mostly good and great reviews. This doesn't come entirely as a shock. Call it a gut feeling. Of course they have the special effects: the previews of a camera panning the ocean with planes and debris falling out of the sky, we've seen before, yet something looked polished about it. The 1998 remake only grossed $136 Million, debuted at Cannes of all places, and was a huge critical bust. Give studios a second chance, and they'll recover, sharpen their tools, so to speak, and realize how to broaden a story. They also have a star in his prime: Bryan Cranston. He's quickly become an A-lister, or a re-surging middle-ager (Think Jeff Goldblum with the two Jurassic Parks in 1993 and 1997 with Independence Day coming out in 1996). He stands by those movies, and I don't think he was cashing in. After Breaking Bad, neither is Cranston. And Aaron Taylor-Johnson has developed quite a screen presence after the Kick-Ass movies and Savages. This will have legs, and not just because of the special effects.