May 20, 2014

Godzilla 2014

This is a thoroughly entertaining popcorn flick.
More than that, it is a very good Kaiju flick. The people who did this movie seem to have a great appreciation for the genre and how it works. 
Most impressively...this is a good GODZILLA film, which is not quite the same thing. That they got so much right rather surprised me, though it probably shouldn't since at the insistence of director Gareth Edwards, Legendary Pictures hired Toho's Yoshimutsu Banno (who directed Godzilla VS Hedorah) as executive producer, additionally Japanese A-lister Ken Watanabe  plays Dr Serazawa.

In this age of CGI, special effects are hardly exceptional but this film has some splendid visuals that are uncommonly well used to convey scale and menace. The pacing builds up steadily to the climax and there are quite a few surprises along the way. 

I don't think the Japanese are going to be re-naming this one.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:20 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 OK, so they have Kaiju.  But do they have giant robots fighting said Kaiju?

Posted by: Siergen at Wed May 21 17:18:23 2014 (WVGDf)

2 Alas no.  I guess Toho wanted too much for Jet Jaguar and Marvel couldn't be persuaded to let them use Red Ronin.  If the previous sentence has any meaning to you, then you have probably wasted your life. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed May 21 17:53:22 2014 (DnAJl)

3 So what's your excuse?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed May 21 18:41:56 2014 (+rSRq)

4 No excuse. Experience.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu May 22 10:05:22 2014 (DnAJl)

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