Godzilla returns in this year's reboot of the franchise, the last of which was in 1998. Making use of recent technology, the movie is no doubt the most visually breathtaking rendition of the legendary monster.
Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), who lost his wife in a nuclear plant explosion 15 years ago believes the government is hiding something and is obsessed with finding the truth. When he is caught trespassing in the radiation zone, his son Ford (Aaron Taylor Johnson) comes to take him home.
Desperate to prove his theory, the two sneak back into their old home one last time for some of Joe's old tapes, but is caught and is taken to the site of the old plant. There, a MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) is awakened and starts causing havoc across the world.
Godzilla resurfaces from the ocean depths and it too begins a trail of destruction. Despite Dr Serizawa (Ken Watanabe)'s pleas of patience, the United States Army prepares its protocol for defense, which threatens the whole population of the West coast.