Sunday, May 18, 2014


Okay, I’m a self-admitted Godzillaholic. The king of all monsters means I lot to me, and so I was excited about the new reboot directed by Garth Edwards and I was not disappointed. The film starts out in the far flung year of 1999, where Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife head a nuclear power plant in Jinjira, Japan. Then a seemingly unnatural earthquake cause an apparent meltdown, in which Miss Brody is killed, the area is supposedly commentated. 15 years later, Ford Brody, their son, now a bomb-disposal expert in the navy, is called to Japan as his father, having become a bit of a conspiracy loon, has been caught trying to sneak back into the quarantine zone. Turns out there is a conspiracy going on involving an organization called MONARCH and a trio of creatures that predate man’s arrival on this planet…

  The first part goes by quickly, or at least feels like it does, but I feel that has more to do with advertising empathizing the conspiracy aspect more than actual film does-which makes sense , because once the monsters start rampaging around cities, it becomes pointless to try  a deny their existence. The full appearance of the creatures is a “slow-burn” but this helps build the impact when we do see them in all their terrible glory. The human cast does a good job of giving us an anchor-point in all these epic events, giving us something familiar to launch onto with everything going to hell, without taking away from the events themselves .  The monsters, especially Godzilla, are awe-inspiring, and feel like really creatures that could possible walk this earth. Overall I recommend this film 4 out of 5.   

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