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Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sally Hawkins star in this science fiction reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film about the destruction caused by a giant monster. When a devastating event is covered up as a natural disaster, nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Cranston) realises something much more sinister is to blame. Scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Watanabe) and Dr. Vivienne Graham (Hawkins) reveal that in 1954 a powerful monster was awakened and though 'nuclear tests' were carried out in the Pacific Ocean to destroy it, the creature has now returned. With the US Armed Forces, including Joe's son Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody (Taylor-Johnson), called into action, humanity fights for its survival. The cast also includes Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn.

Starring:
Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams
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Blu-ray

Godzilla (2014)

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 3 minutes
Starring Sally Hawkins, CJ Adams, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Konechny, Victor Rasuk
Director Gareth Edwards
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 26 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, German
Subtitles Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles German, English

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86 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Harry George on 18 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Reading the reviews of this film have made me confused. It seems to be overrun by the misinformed and clueless masses astroturfing negative reviews because it's not the film they expected. It's a real shame because this film, at its core, is a perfect westernised version of Godzilla. It is strong enough to even stand on its own monstrous two feet as a fantastic film.

I think people expected Pacific Rim meets Godzilla. Why? It wasn't advertised to be. I hear complaints like "Not enough Godzilla screen time!" and "Slow and boring!" "More fights!" Had these requests been satisfied, the film would have been an utter disaster. All of the impact the title character has would be lost and wasted on non climactic and non exciting fight scenes, so that by the end you've had enough of huge fighting monsters thrown in you face. Godzilla actually managed to get the audience to cheer when he finally got his first hit in.

What do you really want? Dumb action? Watch Pacific Rim. Interesting and impactful storytelling? Watch Godzilla.

Those who have not seen the original 1954 Godzilla and have posted 1 star reviews preaching more action, need to think if their contribution is with anything at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
In 1999, Japan, Janjira nuclear power plant supervisor Joe Brody (Cranston) witnesses the destruction of the plant by unknown seismic activity. 15 years later, his now grown up son Ford (Taylor-Johnson) is sucked back into his fathers paranoia of suspecting something sinister causing the accident. Maybe he isn't crazy after all ?

Overall this Sci-Fi creature feature starts off promisingly with a tantalizing build up for the first 30-40 minutes or so with the hints of something monstrously sinister unraveling underneath & the Brody families experience at the center of it all. After this enjoyable introduction was the sad exit of the impressive Bryan Cranston. As the reins were handed to Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a super hero explosive ordinance disposal officer , the film became focused about him trying to get home to his family with the monsters causing mayhem in the background, coinciding with him trying to aid the military in destroying them (Being the only capable bomb disposal person in the entire military apparently). Sounds okay, but the heavy military presence diverted attention from the monsters & the Brody families involvement lost my interest after Cranston's exit, as they were unexciting & bland. The CGI special effects were great, particularly the presentation of Godzilla when he appeared, albeit a drop in the ocean of the 2 hour run time. They used some nice teasing build up glimpses and rewarded us with the eventual chaos breaking out with buildings being destroyed under foot as these monsters go at it.

The acting was glaringly inconsistent. Bryan Cranston (
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Godzilla (2014 - DVD).

DVD Info.
Format: PAL, Subtitled
Language: English
Region: 2
Subtitles: English French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 12
Studio: Warner Home Video
Running time 123 minutes

Cast.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ford Brody
Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody
Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody
Juliette Binoche as Sandra Brody
Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham
David Strathairn as Rear Admiral William Stenz
Carson Bolde as Sam Brody
Richard T. Jones as Captain Russell Hampton
Victor Rasuk as Sergeant Tre Morales

Trivia.
1)Aaron Taylor-Johnson is better known for his two Kick Ass movies.
2)Brian Cranston played Walter White in 5 seasons of Breaking Bad.
3)2014 celebrates Godzillas 60th Birthday.
4)Henry Cavill & Joseph Gordon-Levitt were considered for the role of Lieutenant Brody.
5)Andy Serkis provided consulting work on the movies motion capture sequences.
6)A 400ft model of the Golden Gate Bridge was constructed for the San Francisco sequence.
7)Estimated budget on this movie $160 million.

Budget: $160 million
Box office: $525 million

Plot Synopsis.
1999.
When a devastating event is covered up as a natural disaster Nuclear Physicist Joe Brody realises something much more powerful is to blame, Tragically the disaster costs Brody his wife leaving him widowed with his young son Ford, Joe becomes obsessed in discovering the truth about what really happened on that tragic day.

2014.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Bissett on 26 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Godzilla. Born out the heart of a nuclear blast, Godzilla has gone down as one the greatest fictional icons in cinema history. Even though it's true the Big G and his monster co-stars are men-in-rubber suits in all of the 28 films produced by Toho Co., Ltd. (Godzilla's owners), they have a certain charm to them because they were all man-made and not created by the use of computer trickery, and I would definitely watch those type of films than a bunch of computer-generated transforming robots fighting each other in overlong and incomprehensibly set-pieces.

This year, a new Godzilla film has been made in Hollywood, this time far more respectful to the spirit of the character than the 1998 Tri-Star turkey from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin (Not only does Emmerich, alongside Devlin, doesn't care for Godzilla at all, he's one of the worst directors working in film today!). Directing this is British director Gareth Edwards, who had directed MONSTERS (2010), and is a fan of Godzilla. The good news is that it's light years better than the Emmerich/Devlin abomination. The bad news is that it's still falls short of the best from the Toho series.

THE GOOD --
1. The film successfully maintains it's tone from the beginning. People who moaned the lack of humour have seem to forgot that the original GODZILLA (1954) was a very serious film, and that's what the film was aiming, trying to show how we would react if there was a creature like Godzilla in real-life.
2. The slow build-up actually works well, It's good to see that not all films need to be all wham-and-bang action from start to finish.
3. Gareth Edwards has a very good look on the visual style and how it should play out.
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