I have to say I was disappointed. I gave it a solid B, but I was expecting more. The main thing I couldn't stand was the handheld camera; it felt like Cloverfield, and this filming technique works for Cloverfield but not for this movie.
Say what you want about the Emmerich movie, but there is no doubt that it felt more like an epic than this one, and the characters were more entertaining...there's nothing remotely interesting about Kick-Ass and not-Dennis Quaid in this movie. Matthew Broderick always manages to bring awkward charm in his roles no matter how shit the rest of the movie is, as do the cast of The Simpsons.
Needless to say, Gareth Edwards' film had a better Godzilla design, though like the Emmerich version (as well as Pacific Rim), most of the creature shots are obscured by night, rain, or dust, and considering this movie is 16 years older, I think they should've taken more risks with the CGI.
But I was expecting Godzilla to out-Pacific Rim Pacific Rim, and to that end, I was disappointed.
And I didn't get a trailer for either Transformers 4 or Interstellar, so I was stuck watching those on YouTube.