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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Godzilla (2014)

Director: Gareth Edwards

King-size monster has resurfaced from depths of the planet to roam ‘our’ sea and land.
Godzilla 2014Godzilla, and ONLY Godzilla, stood out in the film.

Fantastic special effects and creative look of the monster—the anthropomorphic design startles you at first but you eventually get used to it and even admire the look—are film’s USP. The other two MUTOs (purposely keeping to just the acronym) seemed somewhat averagely done, female one more so than the male.    

Film definitely intends to pass through as a special effects spectacle (and does so to a large extent), though, it doesn’t hold a candle to Pacific Rim’s visual grandiose. Few scenes do leave you agape with wonder: 
  • Godzilla’s radioactive blast, both the times (second one delivering fatal  blow was better than first) 
  • Skydive: male MUTO’s headfirst, full-stretched plunge into sea
In the name of story there isn’t much, in fact, saying anything more would ruin the somewhat little plot there is. Maybe just me...I was actually sleepy-eyed once or twice; film could also have been a little more pacy. And...what a big letdown to see Bryan Cranston follow “Breaking Bad” with such a film.

Overall, you won’t be missing much if you skip it, or...just go ahead and watch for that guilty pleasure!

I understand the aim was to make a character-based disaster flick with focus on lead character, and the lead character does justify itself. However, everything else, script, acting, direction went haywire.

Worth big-screen watch once.

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