Original '84 Japanese version. Toho took nine years between entries in the long running series and boosted the budget and storyline with this series reboot that resulted in the best film since the '55 original. The big green guy is no one's saviour in this entry but an awakened beast on the rampage with effects up to the task (for the time period). Even the human story isn't grating this time around.
The beginning of a new era, and a legend reborn at its time. It does has some of that remembrance from the original, though I did like how it was made but wish it could have another in which Godzilla could face instead of retelling little bit of the original. 3/5