Godzilla (2014)

Starring

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Ford Brody
CJ Adams – Young Ford
Ken Watanabe – Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Bryan Cranston – Joe Brody

Summary

“In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster’s secret cause on the wreck’s very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have.”

– Kenneth Chisholm on IMDB

Review

Now this was definitely a different take of the classic Godzilla story with Godzilla being the good guy. I didn’t get to feel the full force of the movie as I watched it on a small screen on a plane, but either way I absolutely loved it.

It kept you questioning what was happening and wondering who was going to win as it really was a close call many times and it was just…wow. I never expected the story to be taken as it had been as Godzilla is usually the bad guy but in this, he was the only hope for humanity.

And I mean the CGI’s in this movie were incredible. I mean, look at the comparison.

There really isn’t anything to question. Modern movies make everything look so much better and so much more epic, in my personal opinion. I know people believe that the classics are better just because of what they are, and don’t get me wrong, watching a classic Godzilla is funny and really interesting to watch, but if you want to really get lost in the world, watching a new movie is sometimes the way to go.

The storyline was interesting because of how they worked it around Godzilla being the good guy and then bringing in these other creatures (which were kind of creepy) and having it be a ‘I-Am-The-King’ kind of fight. Everything was epic and it honestly kind of reminded me of Pacific Rim but instead of it being robots against the Kaiju, it was the MUTO against Godzilla. All big, all epic, and all just WOW.

I honestly do suggest seeing this as it takes an interesting spin on a classic but this is for older viewers because it was quite violent and quite scary in a few places. It’s a great watch and I hope that you all enjoy.

Let me know what you think!