Friday, May 16, 2014

Godzilla (2014)

I have been looking forward to this film for a very long time.  Some disclaimer, I am a little bit of a Godzilla fan, and even was tempted to road trip to BC to the filming there.

Now as a film itself, Godzilla isn't too bad.  It's fairly predictable in some areas, there are some plot
holes, not a lot of character work.  But the gem of the movie is what it contributes as a Godzilla movie. In terms of Godzilla movies, this is a strong movie, with classic elements from the original movie and continuing through the monster movies than fans love.  Yes, there is a take over with the American narrative and adaptation, but I feel it still remains true to both these elements.  

My only critique is that I really wish that there could have been more monsters fighting on screen.  Yes, we get to see the cities destroyed, and the human impact of the monsters.   But come on, you and I both know that half the reason we go is to see Godzilla fight other monsters, and that was a short fight, in my opinion.

So, for fellow Godzilla fans, I would totally recommend this movie. For other moviegoers, it is a decent movie, very interesting for those new to the Godzilla genre, and quite a treat to see. 

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