Hello, I’m a unicorn. So, I’m going to be honest with you. Aside from the Nostalgia Critic review of the 1998 film, I haven’t seen a Godzilla movie. So, I came into this blindly. My overall opinion of this movie? I liked it, but I’ll break it down to the good and the—
Textbox what are you doing?
Raawr! I’m Godzilla! Rawr!
Okay, whatever you say. Nut-bar.
I know you are but what am I?
Annoying, that’s what you are. Anyway, here’s the good and the bad.
The Good: Bryan Cranston. It’s Bryan freaking Cranston. Of course he’ll give a fantastic performance. The scene early on where his wife is trapped in a nuclear meltdown is genuinely sad. It takes a lot for a movie to tug at my heartstrings, but they managed to do it with two characters I had literally just met five minutes previously. One of the best moments in the movie is when he is exploring his old house. They had to leave in such a hurry that he never even had the chance to grab a picture of her. For a moment he just stands in the middle of his dust covered and overgrown with vines house, looking at a picture of his once happy family. Every moment he was on screen was great. His son on the other hand, I’ll get to in a minute. Godzilla, of course, was awesome every moment he was on screen. When he first shows up, and the camera pans from his feet to his face and he gives his iconic yell—
Thank you for that. Anyway, it’s awesome. The score really helps this. It does a great job of creating a sense of dread as the monsters approach. This film has great camerawork and an awesome score. Unfortunately…
The Bad: The monsters don’t have nearly enough screen time, especially the title character. It’s disappointing, because every moment he was on screen was epic. They focused mainly on the human characters which would have been fine, except that they killed off the Bryan Cranston in the first twenty minutes. It was up to the son to carry the film, and while he isn’t terrible and actually has great chemistry with his wife, is not nearly as interesting. In fact, none of my family could remember his name after the film. Instead, we nicknamed him Blandy Mcboringson. Also, they refrained from making the military complete jerks, they were still very unrealistic and reckless. They caused as much damage as the monsters, and nearly nuked San Francisco. They do, in fact, have protection against EMPs (which the monsters used as weapons) and no Admiral has the power to nuke a city, especially without the president’s permission.
Overall, it is a really good movie. It’s well shot, has some genuine tearjerkers, an awesome score, and some great acting. Every moment the monsters were on screen was awesome, and there was clapping in the theatre at the end. I do wish there was more of Godzilla, and less of Blandy Mcboringson. That’s the two biggest downfalls of the movie, but otherwise, it’s great. So what are you waiting for? Watch it now.
RAWR! That’s Godzilla for “I like chimichangas”.
Whatever you say weirdo.