Oh my God....zilla! Caught the grand opening of the film and it was epic! It was dark. It was gritty. It was realistic. The CGI was as real as it could possibly get. The story was really good and it fit the kind of story you would find in any of the old Japanese films. The characters were genre cliche'd (soldier, nurse, monster expert, military general) but that's all part of the magic of reliving your childhood.
Also, the action scenes and monster fights were really well-done. The only flaw I saw in the whole film was some dull acting bits, primarily from the lead.
I give this film a 9/10.