Movie Night: Godzilla
September 21, 2014 2 Comments
Logline: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/
Rating: PG 13
Synopsis: In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster’s secret cause on the wreck’s very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Since I was a little girl, I’ve been a fan of Godzilla. We’re talking close to forty years, so you have no idea how excited I was when I first saw this trailer last year. Finally a movie about my favourite monster that resembled the same movies that I grew up with.
It was dead on.
He grew (I think), but that’s okay, and his atomic breath is still blue and still deadly. He is a force of nature set to bring balance when things are out of alignment in nature, which is why he is called the King of the Monsters.
There has been a lot of criticism about Godzilla not getting enough screen time in the movie, and I agree to a point. Unlike previous Godzilla movies or other movies of this genre, this incarnation stays true to the original movie form. In the ninety-minute movies of the sixties, there was always seventy minutes of set-up/character interactions and ten minutes of monster screen time. The fact Godzilla 2014 stays true to this is what makes it a great movie. You know Godzilla is going to come in and save the day, but it’s when he bloody well wants to, and not a minute sooner. The only drawback I have is the annoying fad Hollywood has of filming action scenes through a dark lens. YOU CAN’T SEE A DAMN THING!
I’ve heard there is going to be a second movie, and I’m glad. This is a good start to a new franchise, and one I can’t wait to follow.
5 out of 5