One of the common defenses for this movie was that is was treating Godzillla similar to the shark in Jaws. The logic goes that the creature as more of a presence then actually showing up more often has more impact. I have a problem with that argument. Godzilla is a giant dinosaur, Jaws is a shark. I know what a shark looks like. I can see a living shark fairly easily, the nearest zoo/aquarium isn't that far from me. When I go to a giant monster movie, I want to see the giant monsters.
As for the MUTO's, their overall design didn't bother me. I figured if this new reboot got around to Mothra, that the male MUTO gave us an idea of what she or Battra might look like. The biggest problem I had with them is that name -M.U.T.O. Sound too...cute. Like if there was a mutation based super hero cartoon from the 80's, MUTO would be his sidekick's name.
Negativity aside, the brawl in the city was pretty cool. I liked that Godzilla used a building to end one of his foes. Using his environment to his advantage. Killing the female MUTO looked like one of Reptile's fatalities from Mortal Kombat.
Well, since the origins are out of the way, bring on the sequel