What It Is: Something is causing a seismic disturbance in Japan and it has been since a giant Earthquake struck the Philippines in 1999. At the quake site Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Watanabe) and his assistant Vivenne Graham (Sally Hawkins) stumble upon a spore within a giant cavern. This spore is perceived to be alien. Meanwhile in Japan a gigantic tremor has destroyed the Janjira powerplant run by Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) during the meltdown Joe’s wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) was killed and Joe began to lose his sanity. Flash forward 15 years now Joe’s son Ford Brody (Taylor-Johnson) is a Lieutenant in the United States military. He himself is now a husband to Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and father to 3 and a half year old Sam. That spore unleashes a monster and now only the King of the Monsters, the legendary Godzilla can save humanity.