Godzilla Singular Point season 1 review – weak first half, stronger second half

June 24, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
2.5

Summary

While the need for originality is welcomed, having to wade through most of the series to feel a thrill from the famous story is a little underwhelming.

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2.5

Summary

While the need for originality is welcomed, having to wade through most of the series to feel a thrill from the famous story is a little underwhelming.

This review of the Netflix anime series Godzilla Singular Point season 1 does not contain spoilers.

Without delving into spoilers, it’s flagrantly evident why the second-half of Godzilla Singular Point is stronger. Spanning at 13 chapters long, audiences will feel the first half move by steadily, but there’s so much anticipation that it is almost frustrating.

And I’ll explain why; Godzilla is an event — the main event if you want to be specific. If you spend most of the story spreading out the main character, then the story of Godzilla loses its point.

I imagine some fans will feel Godzilla Singular Point is a breath of fresh air; after all, the series delves deeply into Sci-Fi tropes, mixing in time travel and plenty of algorithms. In fact, the Netflix anime series enjoys going deep and complex into the situation, with an event titled flagrantly “Catastrophe.”

But with previous anime series making the Godzilla story into a singular event, I craved another “main event story.” When Godzilla Singular Point reaches the last third of the season, it becomes way more interesting, but the characters are intoxicatingly discussing the science of how to save the world in the near future. It’s a little exhausting, but there’s no denying that the anime series provides a stronger second half.

While the need for originality is welcomed, having to wade through most of the series to feel a thrill from the famous story is a little underwhelming. Luckily, the characters are bearable, interesting, and do well to explain the plot. If not, this could have been “a Godzilla of a disaster.” After already seeing feedback on social media, I’m overjoyed that some audiences enjoyed this take, and I wish I could say the same myself.

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