After the failure in the late 90's movie, Hollywood makes a second attempt to take on Godzilla. This time the dinosaur full marks, but unfortunately very little wiggle room.
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche
Running Time: 2 hr 3 min.
It is 60 years since Godzilla in Japanese Gojira, first saw the light of day as a mutated result of the Americans' nuclear testing in the Pacific. The film was a success at home - dinosaur became a metaphor for the U.S. nuclear power, but was also well received in the U.S. Film studio Toho has to date produced 28 films with Godzilla starring - first as a fearsome destroyer, then as the children's hero (at the end of the 1960s, he looked like a cute Ninja Turtle) to now again approaching the original appearance.
"He" by the way - it was the first in the American translation of the lizard went from "it" to "he", possibly offset by Godzilla lays eggs in Roland Emmerich's film from 1998. That movie should talk about Godzilla – but it was more like Jurassic Park-beast, which was not accepted by moviegoers.
Hollywood thus has much to contend with when making a second attempt. This time, succeed better with the lizard which moves with the original clumsiness on land, and as a smooth Loch Ness monster in the water. Gareth Edwards is also seeking to satisfy the fans by Godzilla must fight against two other beasts, and not only against the military. Unfortunately, playing reptiles only supporting roles, rather, it is intended that we should be drawn with the square destinies as painted on canvas.
Spoiler alert - but as soon as Juliette Binoche die there in the introduction, in a meltdown at a Japanese nuclear plant we are thrown fifteen years into the future. Binoches son has swollen up to a Vin Diesel- like deminers (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who just completed his military service and returns to his little boy (Carson Bolde) and his doting mother (Elizabeth Olsen).
But that evening he needs to leave for Japan to care for his researchers to father (Bryan Cranston) still looking for the answer to what caused the meltdown.
Brody tries to get home to his family again and where he is in the world turn, you can be sure that the prehistoric animals were also there. The insect has, also, he was a husband in San Francisco and the gigantic lovers finally meet in Chinatown - where dad monster gives his elect a giant dildo in the shape of a warhead.
While the military is doing its best to using nuclear weapons eradicate the lovers, it turns out that the insects actually feed on atomic power. What luck then that Brody is deminers, the only one in the guild who have survived, and know how to turn off the ticking time bombs that can boost the hatching of more monsters. And one of those lucky it far down in the Pacific Ocean is an even bigger horror lizard here again taking on the good 'ol days' hero role.
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla is just right terrifying to wake biopublikens sympathy and not at all like that cartoon as its predecessor. But unfortunately we are already moving into the credits when hen finally stand on two legs and deal with clearing work.