The kaiju franchise created and controlled by Japanese studio Toho has been part of Japanese, American, and world culture for almost 70 years, and it has built up a huge body of media, from the aforementioned first film to the new , which is itself the second time the two iconic monsters have duked it out.
The shot is actually something special for Japanese cinema; being the first to composite 35mm and 70mm to create a scaled perspective between the onlookers and the monster.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
World politics are kept and joined with the dark underbelly of energy revolution and espionage.
Though he still puts up a valiant fight and forces her to retreat, his strength and stamina were clearly fading as the fight dragged on and his Atomic Breath was getting weaker with each use.
Revisiting Return of Godzilla got me realizing how goofy the white eyes look sometimes.