Godzilla

2014

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

151
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 74%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 355136

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Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ford Brody
Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody
Juliette Binoche as Sandra Brody
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hilaryswank2011 7 / 10

Godly Presence of the Legendary Atomic Monster of Japan

Godzilla (2014) is a mediocre film that the filmmakers did not give the persuasive plot for why Godzilla appears and helps people from the Mantis-like MUTO which is quite familiar design among US sci-fi films. There is only one line of Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe)'s explanation for the cause that 'It's natural order.' It explained everything in the fictional reality world.

More over it is a pro USFJ film that the multinational nuclear plant corporate stationed worker Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston)'s son, USFJ soldier, protagonist Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) successfully revenges MUTO which kills his parent in Japan by detonating its nest. And other sub characters including Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) are one of observers of the battle between Godzilla and MUTO.

Beside the major plot flaw, the film's major success is that the filmmakers correctly avoid the lack of godly appearance / presence of the legendary atomic monster. If it is just a giant dinosaurs like Jurassic Park (1993), it is quite meaningless.

Godzilla is supposed be the Shintou the Japanese religion's god thus it should have the unimaginable power. The Western concept of Titan is harmonious with the Shintou concept of the Gods. The US filmmakers approach to the Godzilla in Godzilla (2014) and and other two Hollywood films are appropriate in terms of the Japanese culture. Moreover it is an issue of Defamiliarization of previous giant dinosaur films they have to overcome.

So called Defamiliarization or ostranenie is the artistic technique of presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar.

The creature design concept of Titan-like Godzilla is not only obvious in the sequel but also the previous film Godzilla (2014) already materialised the creative concept. This is the most complemental achievement of this Hollywood franchise. "Primitive man saw these creatures, and you want to give them a presence that would make him drop to his knees and bow to this god...It can't just look like big dinosaurs. Jurassic Park has that covered. These have to be distinct. They have to be their own thing. They're Titans." - Dir.Michael Dougherty

Reviewed by lukemh1 10 / 10

I hate modern film-goers

If Jaws was released today, everyone would complain how it took too long for the shark to turn up. WHAT HAPPENED TO ATTENTION SPANS?!

When I saw it in the cinema people couldn't even get through the opening credits without being on their phones. These are the same type of people who complain about how the human characters are dull (Yet the 1998 Godzilla characters were too ridiculous) but tell you off for saying the same thing about Pacific Rim, saying "But I just want to see action"

The people who complain about there being too little action also complain about how Transformers has too much action. The people who complain about Cranston not being in it enough complain about movies using popular actors just to get people to watch it. The people who complain about it being dark and realistic complain about the Marvel movies being too light and unrealistic.

The people who complain about this movie are whiny, hypocritical and missed one of the most beautifully choreographed movies, with the most impressive visuals even when the monsters weren't on screen, a great soundtrack that inspired terror and a cast that although lacking in the third act, made up for a great introduction and middle (Cranston and Watanabe) and some of the most epic-scaled action I have seen in the last 10 years. Cloverfield was a shaky mess that wasted the monster and Pacific Rim had sporadic fights that gave no real sense of scale.

I can't wait for the many sequels that will most likely have a lot more Godzilla now they are confident (given the box office)to use more CGI and money. He will be fighting some of the most iconic villains from the Godzilla universe, and hopefully all the idiots who watched and hated this movie won't watch it and me all the people who cheered through the first one will get to watch it in peace.

Reviewed by alexandregatineau 5 / 10

If you want to fall asleep on your couch, watch it

The movie doesn't even deserve a proper review.

Trailers were just false advertising. You thought you were gonna watch a fight between Heisenberg with an awesomely detailed CGI Godzilla? Nope. Trailers have more of those two than the actual movie.

Casting is horrible. Main actor is empty, Olsen and Cranston are completely "under-used". They're clearly just names in the credit scene.

Visually it could have been awesome but no, they decided to hide all the monsters and action in fog, darkness, water, like those 80s horror movie where you didn't see the monster because they couldn't make one.

Plot is urrrrr. Movie starts really well, Cranston, a nuclear power plant, then the movies falls apart rather quickly.

It's sad because that movie was hyped, like I said mainly because the trailers were cool.

Save yourself some time (and money), don't watch.

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