Godzilla (2014) Review

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Godzilla (2014)

Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Ken Watanabe
Elizabeth Olsen
Juliette Binoche
Sally Hawkins
David Strathairn
Bryan Cranston

Running time: 123 minutes

Plot Synopsis:
Big monster destroys shit. Unfortunately, they attempt to write a plot around that.

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My Opinion:

I’ll keep this one short – I’m soooooooooooo far behind on reviews. So here’s the final review of my 4-movies-in-a-day madness from last week. The best by far was Edge Of Tomorrow, then X-Men: Days Of Future Past, then Godzilla, then A Million Ways To Die In The West.

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This was SO much like Pacific Rim: Cool ass action scenes with big monsters destroying shit. It was fun. Both movies were a lot of fun. But it also suffers from the same sort of boring script and uninteresting characters that Pacific Rim had. Everyone has reviewed this by now & everyone knows the main complaints: “Not enough Godzilla & we have to wait for ages until we finally see him.” YEP! Oh yeah – and, “Bryan Cranston screams & pouts a lot”. YEP! Oh, and I’ll add that Ken Watanabe just stands around looking completely gormless all the time. The hubby hasn’t seen this yet & asked if I’d want to go to it again with him. My reply was “can I just join you for the last hour?”. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was okay – I’ve never liked him all that much. But at least he had something to do here, other than his dad (Bryan Cranston) who was just acting all crazy and his wife (Elizabeth Olsen) who really had fuck all to do (other than leave her phone on silent when worrying about her husband & eagerly awaiting a call from him. Good thing there’s voicemail!).

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Wow. That all sounded really bitchy. The script is nothing special & the characters are pretty one-dimensional – So what? We really just want to see Godzilla destroy shit, right? The second half of the movie really picks up and we get lots of action and a Godzilla that looks pretty damn cool (to me, at least). I just wish I’d cared at least a LITTLE more about any of the characters. Oh well. It’s a popcorn movie with a big monster. It was fun. I wish I’d liked it a bit more than Cloverfield but I think I actually preferred that one. It’s worth going to in order to see it on a big screen, though. God what a shitty review. I clearly can’t be arsed with this review. (That’s “can’t be bothered” to you Americans). Here’s my rating!

My Rating: 6.5/10

**I’ve lowered my rating since a bunch of you moaned it was too high based on my bitchy review. Lol! I did have fun with the movie – I think I was just in a bad mood when I wrote this ๐Ÿ˜‰

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FYI: I suggest you all have a look at The IPC HERE to see the shenanigans that have been going on over there this week while The Big Cheese has been away. The Girls have taken over! It’s been a much lovelier (and nicer smelling) place since Eric has been gone. And today you can look at some male strippers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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35 thoughts on “Godzilla (2014) Review

  1. *Slates movie. Gives it 7 out of ten ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Haha – no, your points are good, but as someone who loves Bryan Cranston, I would class him as the best actor and character in the movie. When he… y’know… the story nose-dived into pointlessness.

  2. … if you are comparing this to Pacific Rim I am going to have to insist on skipping it.

    Great review. Much higher scored than your content would suggest ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Exactly! lol – I’m really having to defend my 7 rating here. ; ) What I mean by that is that I enjoyed Godzilla ONCE HE FINALLY SHOWED UP! Just took too long to get to that point. But he was cool. : ) Too bad the story & the human characters were meh…

  3. Great review. I liked the film and thought the majority of the film was good, which is a nice change from the 98 version which was mostly bad.

    The visuals and tone worked really well but the characters where lifeless, except Cranston.

    Still bring on MechaGodzilla! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Love the plot synopsis. It’s okay to behind on your reviews. I’m behind on mine, too. I apologize for not following you sooner. I just have so much reading on here already. Any friend of the IPC’s is a friend of mine.

    • You found me through The IPC? Oh dear. ; ) (Eric is great) : ) I’m actually taking a break from writing for a bit so I can catch up on reading blogs. It’s soooo hard to keep up. :-/ Thanks for the comment! : )

    • Lol. Glad that you mostly agree. That’s two people now. ; ) Most think I was too harsh! Although, from my rating, I guess I still enjoyed it overall. Seeing Godzilla was fun. : )

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