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Published On: Thu, May 29th, 2014

‘Godzilla’ Movie Review: Fans can rejoice as Gareth Edwards gets it right

As one of the most anticipated films of the summer, Godzilla proved to be exactly what fans wanted – a great action film paying homage to the classic Godzilla films.

Godzilla photo revealed 2014 filmBeginning in 1999, Bryan Cranston is the expert engineer at a Japanese nuclear plant where strange vibrations prove to be the precursor to the first MUTO and a classic monster tale pitting the creatures against one another. Ken Watanabe is the scientist piecing together the truth just moments ahead of the action. Watanabe does get to deliver the best line of the film:

“The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. Let them fight.”

In modern time Aaron Tayor-Johnson is the main human character and proves he is NOT ready to be primetime action hero. The story offers little to work with, but it’s a Godzilla film people GET OVER IT, and co-star Elizabeth Olsen cries most of the time onscreen.

Director Gareth Edwards truly gets the homage perfectly. Don’t look away or you’ll miss the “Live News” coverages threading the story along and providing a few laughs. It is visually stunning as the creatures lay waste to two major Japanese cities, Honolulu, San Francisco and Nevada.

Godizilla is the spectacle is was billed to be. Both menacing and entertaining, he arrives an hour or so into the film and truly delivers in a “battle royale” with a pair of MUTOs.

The film plays to the fans of the classic monster and little boys. No surprise, a sequel is in the works as Godzilla has a ton of foes to battle under Edwards’ direction.

Overall the film offers little in story, gets 3 stars out of 5 stars.

That said, this is Godzilla, truly a 5 star film for the fans thristing for a modern adaptation, so enjoy.

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