I liked Godzilla in the 2014 version. It had an unexpected elegance mixed with some virtuoso sequences (the scene on the bridge at night was hitchcockian, and the HALO launch was totally breathtaking - I remember my wife grabbing my arm when they jumped).
I also liked how Godzilla was showed sparingly in the first part and slowly revealed. Alas, people didn't like this. I haven't seen the sequel, but I'm told that it is wall-to-wall monster feast. Amen to that.
Having said that, Shin Godzilla by Hideaki Anno wipes the floor with all the rest. Truly a masterpiece
I totally agree, Godzilla 2014 was a great surprise, in my opinion one of the best kaiju film ever, it was very well directed by Gareth Edwards (who would have proven his great ability later with SW : Rogue One ). On the other hand the follow up Godzilla: King of monsters , which had great potentials, was a total disappointement for me, and from what I see from the trailers this "Kong vs Godzilla" does not bode well (Godzilla smiling... c'on )