What to say? Go see it. Go see it! It's an American made Japanese giant monster giant robot film that pulls the best of both and just works. I went in expecting to cheer at the spectacle of giant robots beating up giant monsters but really I ended up just gazing up at the screen with a giant grin on my face. It just... it just makes me happy. It's an homage to giant monster films, and it is a worthy one.
I love this world. I want to see more in it. But this is clearly a one-shot movie, so anything further will have to be fanfic, and likely set before the end of the film.
I tracked out to the Dublin real IMAX, and it was totally worth it -- though I wish I had seen it in IMAX on the second go around not the first. I wish I had the time to concentrate totally on the details and just soaking in the visuals without having to worry about keeping up with the plot. Yes, there is a plot, and there is character development. But not so much that it gets in the way of the action. And vice-versa: the action doesn't overwhelm the plot either. It's there, but it's part of the overall story, not the sole purpose for the story.
And now I need to go through the Wiki entry on it, since there is apparently a whole lot of meaning and subtext that I missed because I was just staring at the spectacle of giant robots beating up giant monsters.
Go see this film.