"Let Them Fight!!!"
Release Date: 15 May 2014 (Malaysia), 16 May 2014 (USA)
Directed By: Gareth Edwards
Written By: Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn
Duration: 123 minutes
In A Nutshell:
Joe Brody's (played by Bryan Cranston) wife died 15 years ago in a horrific incident at a nuclear power plant in Japan. He believes there is more to the story and the government are hiding something from everyone. His son, Ford (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) doesn't believe him. They soon find out something indeed has been kept secret all this time. Something HUGE.
+ Just like how our buildings now dwarf those during the same era, this Godzilla make the original one from Gojira  seem like an infant.
+ Fire-breathing monsters. Yeay!
+ Godzilla's final kill.... money shot right there baby!!
+ David Straithairn (playing Admiral Stenz). I always love seeing him on screen. Small role but a commanding presence as usual.
- Nice try with the human drama. I could see what they were attempting but to me it was extremely lackluster.
- Despite the huge crisis, and people loosing their love ones, I didn't get emotionally-attached or root for any of the characters
- So a thumbs down on the drama and characters, what about the action? The CGI was great but the action was sparse and weren't as exciting as I hoped it to be.
- A movie about Godzilla which has very little Godzilla. This is supposed to be a monster movie, people!!
The Verdict Is In:
What happened July last year = "Wow, I just saw Pacific Rim  and it was awesome! Hey, isn't there a Godzilla remake coming out next year? After seeing this movie, I can't wait for that one!"
What happened last Week = "The new Godzilla is coming out next week, boy, am I excited! The trailer and poster looks cool too. I'll hype myself even more by watching Gojira , King Kong vs. Godzilla  and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla ."
What happened in the cinema while watching the movie = "Trailers! Wow, the Ninja Turtles. Megan Fox is hot! ...... The movie is starting, I'm excited ....... all this teasing of the monster is suspenseful ..... hey, Aaron Taylor-Johson and Elizabeth Olsen are playing husband-wife and making out! Gonna feel weird when they play twins in Avengers 2 next year! ...... all this drama is kinda boring.... yup, still boring.... getting even more boring..... GODZILLA!!! .... boring again.... GODZILLA!!! ..... hmm, somehow the action isn't as good.... why am I thinking of Pacific Rim right now? .... boring .... Pacific Rim was great last year.... boring.... GODZILLA!! ... ermm, that's it? ..... boring again.... I wanna watch Pacific Rim again after this for the umpteenth time... bored again.... Darn it! this movie sucks!!! I was hyped for this? Thank God X-Men is coming out nest week!!"
5.5 out of 10