Full Movie Reviews
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 10/31/2017
"Nature has an order. A power to restore balance. I believe he is that power."
Now this was a movie I was looking forward for so long already.This should have been a mega-movie that would beat the 1998 version in every way with one's hand tied behind one's back.The 1998 "Godzilla" was for me a bit of a setback with a cardboard monster, terrible humorless acting and a "Jurassic Park" type of ending.With current technology,it should be possible to create a grandiose visual spectacle.But what a terrible disappointment it was eventually.
The first thing that flashed through my mind was that they could just as well have used the title. "A tiny bit of Godzilla".You'll see the monster of monsters approximately 15 minutes.I have read here and there some arguments from Godzilla-hardcore …
smeagol - wrote on 08/26/2014
I wasn't very impressed by this movie. iit started of well enough but then i got bored. Bryan cranston was good but i was very disappointed he wasn't in the whole movie. from then on it went downhill for me.
the guy who played his son was wooden as they come. his story was pretty poor to be honest predictable and been done before and you could of wrote it on a matchbox.
The monsters so to speak were more like tripods than actual creatures i wasn't impressed at all with them. also
no one seemed to be scared at all there was just no realisim. it was more of a visual movie of creatures stomping on buidings and fighing eachother more like transformers than godzilla.
The king kong remake was good and done well this one wasn't. it just lacked the actors the story and the realism. the …
Indyfreak - wrote on 07/23/2014
Gareth Edwards does a good job reinterpreting the quintessential movie monster that is Godzilla. What I most appreciated about the movie was not the effects or the action or the spectacle but instead how Edwards directed it. There are several examples of solid visual storytelling that a lot directors do not have the patience for these days when it comes to blockbusters. The pacing and the editing is also commendable though I believe a lot of people are going to be disappointed by the slow build-up to Godzilla's first appearance. It is worth it though, trust me.
Once onscreen, he is a sight to behold. His design is cool and his special abilities are all available. Whenever Godzilla appears are easily the best parts of the movie. This makes sense considering the fact that it's a bloody …
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/04/2014
Miners accidentally reawaken a huge subterranean creature that feeds on nuclear energy and it threatens to destroy huge swathes of the Japanese cityscape. But when another creature emerges from the depths it appears that the problems of the human race are just beginning. I was a big fan of Gareth Edward's meagre-budgeted debut Monsters and was looking forward to his re-imagining of one of the longest running franchises in cinema history. Godzilla takes some obvious cues from the original Japanese Gojira, most notably in the form of Ken Watanabe's character who clearly follows Takashi Shimura's from the original film and the subtext of the human race foolishly messing with forces they cannot possibly control (in this case, nature and the environment) is always bubbling beneath the …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 06/01/2014
Gareth Edwards started in the film industry by directing Monsters, a movie about two people traveling through alien territory, so it made sense for him to move on to bigger and better monsters. Edwards Godzilla is a visually striking epic with decent action and iconic imagery; he does more then one could hope for with such a terrible script.
There is a scene near the end of Edward’s Godzilla were a group of men are jumping from a plane into the city below were a battle is raging between Godzilla and another monster referred to as a MUTA. The sky is dark, but it is illuminated by trails of red smoke that mark the jumpers decent. This image is lingered upon and well orchestrated; it is honestly one of the most strikingly beautiful images I have seen in cinema this year.
One of …
Snoogans - wrote on 05/21/2014
This newest form of the long standing movie titan Godzilla is sure to please everyone. Let me just skip to the best parts. Godzilla has never looked better! The CGI is impeccably awesome, detailing every last bit of the enormous lizard in full realization. Enormous is the correct term to use. The 'wow' factor is through the roof! This film demonstrates how to perfectly showcase the massive size of the creatures on screen. Yes, creatures, as in multiple. Without giving much away, I will say that there is a multi-monster fight. One that will have everybody cheering. I got a satisfying jolt of glee out of the brawling I witnessed. There is much awe and wonder to be had. The monsters are built up perfectly over the running time. More is revealed of their look and origin through …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/18/2014
I had high hopes going in to Godzilla - all the trailers hit the right notes and I was expecting this to wash the bad taste the 1998 dud had left in my memory. And while it's certainly not without its flaws, this version of Godzilla manages to evoke the spirit of the original while also stomping its own path - those who want a great "monster" film - look nor further, for Godzilla delivers.
The movie opens with a series of quick images of documents and classic newsreel type footage - culminating in the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll - "Project Monarch" - not just a nuclear test, but an effort to destroy a giant monster. We flash forward to the Philippines where a mining operation has led to the discovery of a huge underground chamber - where there was a huge creature (now long dead) and …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/17/2014
"Let them fight".
The story is about a a gigantic beast looking to wreak havoc on mankind - and he may not be alone.
This movie has one of the best visual effect's of the year by far, The fight scenes at the end are so epic and amazing I also cried with joy. And some critics have said the characters are boring but I didn't mind them. My favorite scene has to be the sky driving part and yeah I know it only lasted only 2 mins but the music was scary and chilling and the cinematography was beautiful to look at. Godzilla looked awesome in the movie and the final fight at the end was so bad-ass and so much better then pacific Rim fight scenes. Godzilla's roar in this movie was loud and scary. a lot of people said Godzilla didn't do anything in this movie and I didn't know what there …
memento_mori - wrote on 05/15/2014
I am actually very glad to finally have an excuse for writing a review for a film other than wanting to express my opinion of what I thought of it, because now that my eardrums are completely obliterated, writing will be my essential way of communication for the next few days.
And still, I am struggling to start this review, because there are so many places to start.
Gareth Edwards, my word, that is an efficient and bright director with an impeccable style who is most likely on a quest for directing every blockbuster from here and out. And I really wouldn't mind, so long as he gets a good screenplay (more on that later).
There are plenty of amazing point of view shots and other spectacles of cinematography in this movie, but I guess you would expect something like that from the DP …