Godzilla (2014) – Encore Review


“[sees Godzilla on TV] Mommy, look. Dinosaurs.” – Sam Brody

Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 Jul 2014 and 13 Apr 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After a nuclear meltdown in Japan, dormant monsters appear and the world must decide how to stop them.

My Take on it – This is the first film in the series that does a nice job planning the way that things unfold in future installments.

They do a nice job explaining how these Monsters came to be and why they have stayed dormant for so many years.

The film (and series as a whole) is void of a real and effective story which makes it harder to care about any of the characters that are introduced.

Teh main draw of these kind of films are the special effects and the way that they destroy the various cities along the way.

In that aspect this film (and the sequels) deliver on a more expectant level than one might hope for because of the mass destruction that occurs.

They do a great job showing how not all of the creatures in the series are meant to be evil, but they end up destroying everything around them while fighting it out amongst one another.

The cast is fine here and as much as I love Bryan Cranston, his character is far too erratic here and his wig is terrible.

He is the only character really developed on any level here and that is part of the flaws in the series as a whole since none of the films manage to really develop the character because they all are cannon (Monster) fodder regardless.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The United States Marine Corps declined to participate after reviewing the script. The United States Navy cooperated with production. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10) (no change from original review)

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