This new and reimagined creature of Godzilla is a mastery of story telling and CGI combined. Gone is the rubber suit that made Toho famous. Now we have a monster that is more bear than cat. Even though more of the fights are CGI, the film still stays true to the feel of the battles that Toho made famous with the King of Monsters. Some might not like the new ‘Zilla but other than it being more bear like instead of cat like, I like the new beast and this reviewer feels that so will others, given a chance.
The film opens up with a backdrop of nuclear testing in the ’50s. Even the credits that roll are interesting if you actually read them before the redaction sequence. Ones like the examples here are quite amusing:
Reliability of these sightings is still questionable based on the character witness. One must ask, is “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.
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While the film Godzilla is nothing like the films that kids from the 60’s and 70’s grew up on it was at least entertaining to watch. The film would have been better if they had used a different name for the monster but they were trying to capitalize on the success of the previous 22 films that came before it. The director Roland Emmerich of Independence Day didn’t like the original films and only directed the 1998 film if he was allowed to do what ever he wanted. Too bad they could not have called it Iggizilla since that was what this monster really was. If it has been named that way if would have been better received as it really was a well done monster film. Read more...(697 words, 107 images, estimated 2:47 mins reading time)
This is the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise of movies, and this storyline is not slowing down any time soon. This story takes place between The Fast and the Furious 2 and Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. This time, we are treated to the exotic locale of Rio de Janeiro, this movie is a far, far cry from the animated family film, Rio, which I reviewed a few weeks ago. This film is pure adrenaline, filled with all kinds of eye candy, both of the human and mechanical kind. All our favourite characters are back, with the exception of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Read more...(733 words, 126 images, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
The films original title in Japan was Gojira ni-sen mireniamu and it was one hell of a ride threw the churning waters of the Pacific and the cities of Japan, especially Tokyo and Shinjuku. This is a film that will make you think especially with the events in 2011 with the nuclear plants that were hit by the tsunami and earthquakes. The films were originally started over the concerns of nuclear contamination and that theme has always been in the Godzilla’s film, it is what created the big monster to begin with. This film is no exception as Godzilla keeps going after the nuclear power plants and relay stations. When ever there is some kind of surge in radiation you are sure that the big G is going to come and show up. Godzilla is also the only thing that saves Japan time and time again from all threats that he himself does not create. Read more...(921 words, 123 images, estimated 3:41 mins reading time)