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Godzilla 2014 Movie Review: King of Monsters the Hero, Film Upholds 1954 ‘Gojira’ Legacy
Epoch Times ^

Posted on 05/14/2014 3:50:45 AM PDT by Perdogg

No one can blame Gareth Edwards for admittedly feeling nervous when asked to helm a remake of the biggest monster movie of all time. Sure, the only other film he had directed happened to be 2010′s “Monsters.” But this time, it was Godzilla.

Well, the latest iteration of the 60-year-old franchise is in capable hands. Edwards’ “Godzilla” is a pleasingly paced 3-D spectacle that pays chilling homage to the artful legacy of the original 1954 film — Ishiro Honda’s “Gojira” — while emerging as its own prodigious monster movie.

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1 posted on 05/14/2014 3:50:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 05/14/2014 3:51:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

PFL


3 posted on 05/14/2014 4:14:16 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Perdogg
"biggest monster movie of all time?"

Puuleeze. It isn't even in the top five.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 4:34:00 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

In terms of its impact on later works - as well as being an almost universal cultural icon - Honda’s 1954 film ‘Gojira’ certainly left its mark, no doubt about that.

Box-office wise? Probably not so much, but 60 years later, the Big Green Lizard is still with us.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 4:48:24 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Perdogg

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6 posted on 05/14/2014 4:50:05 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
"Box-office wise? Probably not so much, but 60 years later, the Big Green Lizard is still with us."

So is every other of the big 50's monsters: Vampires, Frankenstien, Wolfman, zombies, etc. etc. And for every Godzilla movie there's been well over a dozen vampire movies. It think giant lizards peaked with "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster". The shark had been jumped.

7 posted on 05/14/2014 4:58:15 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

My favorite: Godzilla vs Mothra. We need more Mothra!!! The bottom line is it’s a movie. Don’t analyze it too much. Have fun!


8 posted on 05/14/2014 5:08:08 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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"My favorite: Godzilla vs Mothra. We need more Mothra!!! The bottom line is it’s a movie. Don’t analyze it too much. Have fun!"

Agree. I actually liked the original Godzilla (Oh, no...there goes Tokyo) with Raymond Burr. The one that came out about 15 years ago with Matt Broadrick was a stinker though.

9 posted on 05/14/2014 5:11:40 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

Does this movie contain the required positive gay couple and are the villains straight white guys?


10 posted on 05/14/2014 5:21:06 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Mustangman

You’ll get more Mothra....she’s in this verrsion of Godzilla.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 5:21:13 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Perdogg

This is just more proof that Hollywood has run out of original ideas. Another remake of a 60 year old movie but now it is in ‘3D.’ Oh how can we resist?


12 posted on 05/14/2014 5:29:46 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Perdogg

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13 posted on 05/14/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
The idea for Godzilla(1954) was derived from the earlier succ3essful movie The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).

The Raymond Burr scenes were spliced in later, for the 1956 re-release to the US.

14 posted on 05/14/2014 5:47:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Blackirish
You’ll get more Mothra....she’s in this verrsion of Godzilla.

Wait. WHUT?!
17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Perdogg

History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
I recall seeing a Godzilla triple bill at the local theater.

Godzilla vs King Kong ! I thought a riot was going to breakout. There were factions for both sides going at it.

19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT by csvset
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Godzilla vs King Kong ! I thought a riot was going to breakout. There were factions for both sides going at it.

Silly premise. In King Kong's original movie, he was hurt by .30-cal machine gun fire from biplanes. Godzilla was much bigger and shrugged off tank rounds.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like a hoot to me.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 8:36:49 AM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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Boycott this movie -climate change propaganda


22 posted on 05/14/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Blackirish

No kidding! How fun.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 5:53:13 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: RandallFlagg

Yep a bad ass Mothra . ...even the two little singing girls make an appearance.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Mustangman

When my youngest daughter was three, Godzilla vs. Mothra was her favorite movie. We watched it a dozen times, and it was so much better than sitting through Elmo.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

Godzilla (like Charles Foster Kane and Jay Gatsby) is one of cinemas great morally ambiguous characters.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

I’m sorry, but I just dont “get” godzilla. I couldnt watch an entire movie with it in. I just do not understand the appeal of, well, the entire concept basically.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 2:16:55 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Perdogg
“biggest monster movie of all time?”

Er...no. That would be Obamas biography.

28 posted on 05/17/2014 4:39:01 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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