Skip to comments.Godzilla 2014 Movie Review: King of Monsters the Hero, Film Upholds 1954 ‘Gojira’ Legacy
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 Hondas Gojira while emerging as its own prodigious monster movie.
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Puuleeze. It isn't even in the top five.
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.
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.
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.
Does this movie contain the required positive gay couple and are the villains straight white guys?
You’ll get more Mothra....she’s in this verrsion of Godzilla.
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?
The Raymond Burr scenes were spliced in later, for the 1956 re-release to the US.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.
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.
Sounds like a hoot to me.
Boycott this movie -climate change propaganda
No kidding! How fun.
Yep a bad ass Mothra . ...even the two little singing girls make an appearance.
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.
Godzilla (like Charles Foster Kane and Jay Gatsby) is one of cinemas great morally ambiguous characters.
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.
Er...no. That would be Obamas biography.
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