Sunday, 4 December 2016

Review: Godzilla Resurgence (2016) aka Shin Gojira! (December 2016)


I finally got to see the new Godzilla Resurgence (2016) aka Shin Gojira! A lot of hype, good and bad surrounded this epic Japanese Toho film this year. It finally got released in Japan in July, 2016. It hit USA Cinemas in the October. In my opinion this type of modern take on the Japanese Legend will probably divide fans alike! The reason being because of the over all design of the even bigger G creature, itself!

The story is simple... Godzilla is evolving from it's nuclear fall-out. Godzilla starts of in the water when we the audience see his giant tail splashing and causing ocean havoc! In the next few scenes after some human interaction and talking we see a form of the creature hit Japan on land! Is this the Godzilla we all know? The answer without too many spoilers is NO! G is evolving like mentioned and has a gill form from the ocean, spilling blood on the streets of Japan from his wounds! It was like watching a Manga-like horror film!

Soon enough, Godzilla turns and grows and stands-up right into a more recognizable form! The tanks and army are out to stop the creature and alternative methods have to be used to try and stop the infamous beast of destruction! It doesn't quite stop there, yet though as the Legend of Kaijus has new super-powers and tricks up his scaly sleeve... It's up to the world to try and stop him once and for all!!

The new G is pretty much all CGI! The budget was higher and "Shin Gojira" drew in massive crowds and box-offices again which means good news for future films. The film is left open-ended, but there is a lot of human drama and sitting around to get through, if you don't mind that sort of thing! This is Godzilla as we've never seen him before... and I don't say that lightly in this case given the new take of the Japanese Legend in this film. Enjoy! The destruction is off the scale, too... and the music? It is epic and dramatic and even uses some old G film cues of the original score, lifted from the older films!

Maybe this was Toho's way of handling the Big Monster after Godzilla (2014) from Gareth Edwards a few years before for the western audiences!


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