These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Godzilla (2014)
Broken Base: When this leak of Godzilla himself was posted online, fans were split. Many believe he looks like he should and that he retains most of his most notable features. On the other hand many don't like the more "human like" eyes of the design, his small teeth, the sauropod-esque feet, and the gills on the side of his neck. Not to mention the mightily revampedsound of his roar...
Fan Dumb: There are some fans that aren't willing to accept that Godzilla will be rendered in CGI for this movie... despite the fact that CGI was used in Godzilla films plenty times before (certain◊ shots in the Millennium movies, usually underwater ones, utilize CG for Godzilla, and Always Sunset on Third Street 2 renders Godzilla in CG for his brief cameo. There's also the 1998 remake, if you wish to be somewhat generous).
The fans constant leaking of the trailer despite Legendary sending several cease and desist orders. Last time fandom did something like this, a DVD release nearly was delayed.
The revelation that Godzilla would be 350 feet in height didn't sit well with fans who were hoping for him to 700-1,500 feet. Never mind that 350 feet is still enormous, and that this would still be the tallest Godzilla to date.
After some random Lebanese news website claimed that the second trailer would release either the week before or of Valentine's, Godzilla fans lashed out at Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. (who never made any such announcement along those lines) when that turned out to be untrue, with accusations of Invisible Advertising being bandied about.
When several news outlets first reported on the film and used some fan-art for their images, fans started making accusations of They Changed It, Now It Sucks based on their reactions to these unofficial pieces of fan-art.
While there's nothing wrong with fans disliking the addition of gills to Godzilla's design, there are fans who claim that Godzilla doesn't actually have gills, despite the fact that this leaked image of Godzilla and other images very much confirm that, yes, he does indeed have them.
Harsher in Hindsight: In the earliest stages of the film, Toho required Gareth Edwards to have the film take place mainly in Japan. Edwards says that the Fukushima plant leak, which happened after this stipulation was given, made it where the team had to be extra careful in being respectful to the victims of that leak.
Hate Dumb: In parts of the globe where the Japanese flicks never quite made it but the previous US remakegrew popular, many movie fans already decry the movie on the grounds that it tries to hearken back to the franchise's Japanese roots, giving the monster a design closer to its classic appearance, rather than going with the "Zilla" design again, which they see as a superior update. This of course ignores the fact that creating an adaptation more faithful to the source material was one of the main reasons for the movie's production, likewise that Zilla has since become to be regarded as a distinct character from Godzilla.
There are people saying that America will never get Godzilla's socio-political metaphors right, and that Godzilla is only Japanese.
Others hold up the 1998 film as "proof" that this one won't turn out so good.
Others still maintain that giant monster movies can be nothing but empty-brained trash-fests. While Godzilla has certainly become an emblem of such films, the '54 original, which this movie tries to stay true to, is not such a film. The movie is in general receiving lots of flak from those unfamiliar with the original, because some think it's a reboot/remake of either the 1998 movie (whether they loved or hated it, with fans of that movie still mad that this isn't its sequel) or of the cheesy but more widely knownGodzilla movies of the '70s. Calling it a ripoff of Christopher Nolan's Batman films due to the serious tone or of the Transformers Film Series and Pacific Rim (never mind that the latter is in large part an Homage to Kaiju films such as Godzilla) due to its time of release and silly-sounding premise is also a common but equally misguided complaint.
Despite there being no Godzilla film for a decade and almost no other Godzilla media in the interim, there is a segment of people familiar with this film who are surprisingly Sequelphobic.
Back in 1985, Warner Bros.'s Pee Wees Big Adventure featured a brief scene where Pee-wee rides through a film set where Godzilla is fighting King Ghidorah. 29 years later, WB is now making an actual, full Godzilla movie.
This◊ image making fun of the 1998 film with Snickers' "You're not you when you're hungry" campaign is funnier now that there is an official Snickers commercial made to promote this film.
Just Here for Godzilla: It does star the Trope Namer himself, after all. The first official teaser trailer leans on this heavily: all it really reveals about the film's plot is that Godzilla's in it, he causes loads of destruction and this upsets and frightens many people (i.e. the simplest, most basic elements of a Godzilla story). This was tantalizing enough to shoot the trailer to more than 10 million Youtube views in a week.
Already in the comments section for the trailers there are loads of comments on how Walter White/Heisenbergwill face off against Godzilla, or defeat him using Meth and Ricin. Hell, there are even tons of comments theorizing that Walter White escaped to Japan and created Godzilla to kill Skylar!
This GIF◊ of the very end of the second trailer, which shows Godzilla being viewed out of a door that is closing, has spread across the internet with various funny comments, usually along the lines of Screw This, I'm Outta Here!