Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe
There have been a lot of Godzilla movies since she was first introduced to the world back in 1954 and they have always been a little B-Grade for my liking. I always thought of the big fat ass lizard as a bit of a joke monster and nothing compared to King Kong, but I take that all back after watching this latest version. Full respect to the spinney toad, she really kicks some butt this time around.
All those nuclear tests that you thought were going on in the Pacific back in the 1950s where actual attempts at trying to kill Godzilla. Fast forward to the present and we find there are two other creatures called Muto's that have been feeding off nuclear power. They are husband and wife and want to have little nuclear bambino's, but Godzilla has other plans for them.
After the 1998 Hollywood disaster remake, it's taken this long for Hollywood to redeem itself and come up with a movie worthy of the Japanese legend. I found it a little bit too long and the action scenes far in-between. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a little bit bland for an action hero, and they overdid the stupid close ups of Ken Watanabe surprised face each time something significant happend. But I won't knock the storyline completely as there are some good concepts in relation to the nuclear back story.
Most of the fight scenes are at night, which really pisses me off when they do that with 3D movies, because it's dark enough with the glasses. Still, the CGI and the awesome sound effects are worth seeing. The Muto vs Godzilla scenes are pretty impressive. ROB