Along with his famed atomic breath, one of Godzilla’s powers is the ability to regenerate. The long-running movie series can revive itself, too.

The latest entry, "Godzilla Minus One," is meeting with unprecedented critical acclaim. Hailed as among the best of the nearly seven-decade history, the 30th Japanese-made movie in the series holds a near-perfect 98% rating on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The concept has remarkable (city-smashing) legs — indeed, it’s the longest-running movie franchise in history. After opening in Japan last month, "Minus One" hit theaters in the U.S. last week and re-imagines the monster’s attack as occurring in the immediate aftermath of World War II, earlier than previously depicted.