Since this wasn't put in the descriptions: SPOILERS in the article. The film suffered most from the lack of a human drama. No character development and no human context. In the Toho films, the human characters ultimately view the monster as a reflection of their own human nature, the destructiveness and the violence. Godzilla's not some mangy stray dog in your backyard, rather he's the drug addicted sibling who destroys his life and lives of those around him. He is not outside of the human experience. He's supposed a part of it.