“It’s straight out of f—king Jaws”: Kevin Smith Compares 1 Terrifying Godzilla Minus One Scene With Steven Spielberg’s Masterpiece as Monster Movie Breaks Records

Kevin Smith found epic similarities between ‘Godzilla Minus One’ and ‘Jaws’.

“It’s straight out of f—king Jaws”: Kevin Smith Compares 1 Terrifying Godzilla Minus One Scene With Steven Spielberg’s Masterpiece as Monster Movie Breaks Records

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  • Following the grand success of Takashi Yamazaki-written and directed Godzilla Minus One, American director and comic book geek Kevin Smith came up with his reviews.
  • Sharing his honest opinion on the movie, the director showered it with praise while stating that the kaiju parts of Godzilla Minus One were scarier than ever before.
  • Drawing a comparison with Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Smith noted how Godzilla Minus One had a few similarly horrifying scenes.
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American director, producer, and comic book geek Kevin Smith, famously known for his Clerks franchise has recently reviewed Godzilla Minus One. Watching the latest Japanese-language movie in the Kaiju franchise that takes place in the aftermath of World War II, Smith explained his love for the film. 

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Kevin Smith

Appearing on the Fatman Beyond podcast, Kevin Smith shared his rave review of Godzilla Minus One. Despite typically having disdain for the human elements of kaiju movies, Smith noted that this latest installment did it exceptionally well. Smith’s review comes in the wake of the movie already earning nearly $100M at the box office against its mere $15M budget.

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Kevin Smith Reviewed Godzilla Minus One

Following the grand success of Takashi Yamazaki-written and directed Godzilla Minus One at the global box office, American director and comic book geek Kevin Smith came up with his reviews. Made with a $15M budget, the latest Japanese-language movie in the Kaiju franchise already earned nearly $100M at the box office. 

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Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One (2023)

Thus, appearing on the Fatman Beyond podcast, Kevin Smith expressed his love for the film. Sharing his honest opinion on the movie, the director showered it with praise while stating that the kaiju parts of Godzilla Minus One were scarier than ever before. He also noted how this time the human characters were compelling, unlike the previous kaiju movies. 

This Godzilla Minus One, kids — by far the best Godzilla movie that I’ve ever seen. Just a clinic in how to make a movie with the giant monster, that keeps the giant monster alive throughout the whole movie, and is compelling on the human level.” 

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Kevin Smith shared his reviews on Godzilla Minus One

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You’ve heard me say on this show many times, ‘Oh, a f—ing human story. Why can’t they just show us f—ing kaiju battles?’ This is the first time I’ve seen a Godzilla movie and been like, ‘Can we move the giant kaiju out of the way? I was very intrigued by the story that’s happening in the background.’” 

After sharing his opinion on the movie and all the elements that he adored, Kevin Smith proceeded to compare the movie with a Steven Spielberg classic. 

Kevin Smith Compared One Scene With Jaws

During his discussion on the Fatman Beyond podcast, Kevin Smith noted how he found a few scenes in the movie more terrifying than ever before. Drawing a comparison with Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Smith noted how Godzilla Minus One had a few similarly horrifying scenes. 

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Steven Spirlberg’s Jaws (1975)

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The human drama is as interesting as some of the most horrifying Godzilla scenes. We grew up with this character — a guy in a rubber suit stepping on buildings was never all that scary. That f—ing shot of his head in the water, chasing that f—ing boat, is terrifying.” 

It’s straight out of f—ing Jaws, man. I can’t believe it’s taken someone this long to be like, ‘Let’s do Jaws, but with Godzilla.’ Fantastic.” 

Truly impressed by how Takashi Yamazaki improved his latest film in the Kaiju franchise, Kevin Smith stood by the deserving success and record-breaking performance of Godzilla Minus One

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Smith compared one Godzilla Minus One scene with Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

According to reports, although foreign language movies rarely enjoy groundbreaking box office runs, Godzilla Minus One turned out to be an exception, despite its extremely short theatrical run. It is believed that the film’s setting in post-World War II Japan evoked memories of the original Godzilla, which played a major role in the film’s success. In the end, whatever might be the reason, the movie is continuing to surprise at every turn. 

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