This is the Godzilla movie you've been waiting for.
When I was around 5 years old I had a toy. It went everywhere with me, he was the hero and he was also uncontrollable. He was Godzilla.
Growing up, my dad had a large collection of Godzilla films on Beta Tape and I watched every single one over and over again. Coming from the ocean, wreaking havoc, fighting other monsters, atomic breath, tail swinging, awesome full size models of cities, this is what you wanted when you watched a Godzilla film and its exactly what you get (with more CGI than models of course).
Gareth Edwards really did something fantastic and brought Godzilla back the way we remember him, not a giant asexual iguana.
Review (No Spoilers)
I'll get right down to what I thought about this film. First, I think if you love the classic Godzilla films you will love this one. There where a few times that I couldn't help but feel like I was watching a classic Godzilla film. There was some sort of element that director Gereth Edwards, writers Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham captured perfectly.
Classic Godzilla put into the modern age.
When it comes to the actual monsters (sort of a spoiler, but if you have seen the trailers it's evident) fighting each other, it's nothing but spectacular. Classic Godzilla put into the modern age. Gareth did an amazing job capturing the movements of the monsters. As I understand they used actors and motion capture to give it the feel of the classic films where they trashed the city models in monster costumes.
It's great to see Hollywood bring fresh blood to the table of summer blockbusters. Gareth Edwards does a fantastic job with Godzilla. I don't think it could have been done any better.
It's great to see Hollywood bring fresh blood to the table of summer blockbusters.
If you are looking for the current type of summer blockbusters that have been coming out then this is not it, don't get me wrong its definitely in that category but this is 100% a Godzilla film.
It's not Pacific Rim, it's not a Super Hero film, and it's not Transformers, there are enough of those. Also, I'd have to see the numbers but I think Superman in Man of Steel still has a higher death toll.
This is Godzilla.