Just watched 2004's Godzilla: the Final Wars and man... THAT'S a monster movie!
After i watched Cloverfield i was like "yeah, nice storytelling and all but..." The monster sucked. I mean, c'mon! He has a bad design, doesn't show up much and he doesn't even KNOW what he is doing! Sorry, north-american pals, but you don't know how to make giant monster movies.
And it's pretty simple: give them beams, anger and a city to destroy. And, for god's sake, FORGET about sexist teenagers!
Godzilla is the real deal. No one plays with him. If he got his sight on you, sorry, you're dead. Tanks don't work, missiles don't work, nuclear bombs don't work, giant robotic aliens revamped monsters maybe'll scratch him a little.
He kicks so much ass that he kicks his own butt in this movie: yeah, the awful american Godzilla makes his appearence only to be one-hit-killed by the original. What a useless tuna eating monster, as one should say.
He is very cool and starred the most exciting giant monsters battles. Even Minya (aka Godzilla Jr.) is excusable when we see Godzilla firing his beams devastating the buildings, mountains, bases and every miniature their creators could build just to explode.
Did this on photoshop, about 30~40 mins.