Wat? I remember people going crazy for this movie when it came out.
Originally, the Japanese critics panned the original version of Godzilla. They hated the way it dealt with the post-war setting. Western critics panned the original Godzilla for being a cheesy goofball movie, although most of it is because they saw the American cut of the movie that removed any unfomfortable WW2 stuff.
Most of the response for that latest movie has been positive. Except maybe from Toho themselves, but they’ll never accept an American Godzilla.