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Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)


Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Ken Watanabe
Elizabeth Olsen
Juliette Binoche

Directed by Gareth Edwards

This is a fine movie, which blends human drama with the thrill of monster vs monster action, as Godzilla takes on two gigantic monsters who feed on radiation.
The monsters are called MUTO which stand for Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism, and they are looking to breed, and no matter how hard the humans try to stop these monsters, the more tragic an event it became making placing the whole human race on the brink of extinction.

The writers and director focused more on the tragic events that covered the occurrences of these monsters than they did the monsters themselves, which to me was the selling point of the movie. Godzilla saving the day was happening in the background and it was also a sight to see, as he battles these creatures, and almost getting himself killed while trying to stop them.

Godzilla is a fire breathing anti-hero monster, whose prime focus is the destruction of other monsters like him.
Now, you may say that he has a selfish motive which makes him want to be the only one because he attacked these MUTOs because they were planning to mate. Or you may view him as the scientist in the movie saw him, nature’s way of keeping the balance between man and monsters.

The Godzilla franchise has been running between Japan and USA since 1954 and it is in the Guinness World Records as the longest continuously running movie franchise and this movie is a retelling of the origin of Godzilla in this modern time.

The movie starts with clips of nuclear explosions and nuclear experiments being done since 1954 and in 1999 in a nuclear reactor, Joe Brody lost his wife due to a tremor which breached the reactor.
15 years later, Joe is now seen obsessed about what occurred in 1999, and travels to Japan to find out more about what happened 15 years ago. His son Ford, now a Naval officer also travels to Japan to go help his father and they both get detained and are taken to an underground facility underneath the nuclear reactor Joe lost his wife, there they find out the government has been detaining a pod, from which emerges a winged creature, which seems to be unstoppable.

Well, there is more to this story than what I’m trying to expose above, so I advice that you go see the movie for yourself and discover the fun that it packs.


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