Tuesday, 20 May 2014

REVIEW: Godzilla (2014)... Reigns Supreme from Legendary Pictures! (May 2014)

As you might know, I am a HUGE Godzilla fan! Gareth Edwards' long awaited Godzilla (2014) finally opened on May 15/16th here in the UK and USA to a blockbuster weekend - earning the 2nd highest grossing weekend this year. I went to see it in IMAX 3D on the Friday night and have seen the mixed reactions Positive and Negative, but figures don't lie! I'm not gonna lie, either! The Big G and his scenes don't happen until the human drama/story-line stops and then some... The MUTO monsters are awesome and have a lot of screen time before a climatic battle. Techies will probably wet themselves over the visuals and amazing cinematography effects. Not to mention the huge scale monster battles that take place against monuments like The Golden Gate Bridge and other gigantic set pieces over the world.

Now, onto the minor gripes: Godzilla is very bulky! His time on the screen is short lived in scenes. His atomic beam looked like a laser, but who cares too much? Godzilla (2014) is a fun, if not 15 minute too long ride of a summer Blockbuster! I'm sure many others picked films like Jurassic Park, E.T. and Jaws apart in their respected day. Time will tell if this is the ultimate G film in the west! Sequels have been mentioned all ready, so it must be doing something right! It's about time that Godzilla awakens in the West as the full force of nature he is...

Plot: This spectacular adventure pits Godzilla, the world's most famous monster, against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very own existence!

Despite the size of this 60 year old Kaiju monster, there is still room in this modern era of cinema goers for the BIG G. Enjoyable Hollywood, monster-fest! Note: Japanese actor Akira Takarada makes a cameo in the film, but sadly his scene was cut out.


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    1. 2014 was fairly cool but nothing has beaten Final Wars for me yet. Even the silly/bonkers bits. Best G film ever!