I don’t think I can call myself a die hard fan; I loved these films when I was a kid but can’t watch them as an adult. They really are silly movies. Except the 1st 1954 movie. That’s the only one I can watch. I digged this movie. My wife liked this movie- and she don’t like these types of films at all. So we can’t say it’s too fan service; I think the references were well done and in such a way that fans will enjoy them and not negatively effect non-fans. Giant monster movies just aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.