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Release date: 30 January 2015

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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.

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Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe
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Runtime 2 hours 3 minutes
Starring Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sally Hawkins, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Victor Rasuk, Anthony Konechny, CJ Adams
Director Gareth Edwards
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 30 January 2015
Main languages English

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Josh Murphy on 11 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. The film is the second attempt at a Hollywood reboot of the Godzilla film franchise, following the disastrous attempt by Roland Emmerich in 1998. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, alongside Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and David Strathairn.

Mostly identifiable from his successful low budget film ‘Monsters’, Edwards attempts to take some of the concentrated interior conflicts from the characters in this previous film, and apply them to this film, set to the backdrop of the destruction of America at the hands of the King of the Monsters. Whilst an initial lengthy and thorough exploration into the characters themselves does provide the basis for the following chaos and destruction to have some substance behind it, it results in an opening act which feels sluggish. Additionally, whether it is through his roaring screech or enormous shadow, Godzilla is consistently teased to the audience in an attempt to increase anticipation for his first appearance. The persistent and over-implementation of this technique however simply builds frustration rather than excitement.

Nevertheless, Godzilla’s initial appearance is undoubtedly powerful. Never has his vast scaly body looked so beautiful, and never has his ear-piercing roar sounded so authentic and frightening. The CGI as a matter of fact is almost faultlessly immersive throughout the entirety of the film, as is the sound design and hypnotic soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat. Greatly to the director’s credit, the film from this point does manage to maintain a feeling of panic and horror, and does manage to hit many of the emotional beats that felt lacking during the film’s first half.
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Format: Blu-ray
I saw this on 3D and was disappointed with the 3D side the movie it self if very much like the comic insense of Godzilla himself me personally was shocked at the story and personally thought it could of been better but will I buy it on blu ray not sure as yet
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Conrad Walker on 10 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Have just read some of the reviews for this film and can't understand all the negativity surrounding it. Its a giant lizard reptile type beast smashing the heck out of buildings and other things in a semi- realistic city backdrop. It was never going to be Breaking Bad 2 the emotional tribulations of a peed off reptile who turns to meth selling to try and halt his nuclear and prehistoric genes. For most of its history it was a bloke in a rubber suit and now they've finally given its appearance some credence people still aren't happy.
IT'S A FILM WITH A GIANT LIZARD HAS ITS STAR. GIVE IT A CHANCE I LOVED IT
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lincoln on 27 July 2014
Format: DVD
Avoid paying attention or reading the negative reviews of this movie!! Some people have zero brain power and understanding to when it comes to top quality movie re-boots! Poor sad zeros...! Never mind. This is TOP end movie magic! Just like watching monster movies when I was a child. The magic of watching a new monster movie is here with this release! Great casting story line, sets, special effects etc etc etc! Godzilla ROARS!!!!!! J Counsell.
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19 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Albert on 22 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Outstanding movie! Smart, dramatic, action packed, interesting this film has it all!
If your expecting Pacific Rim or Transformers that are both bloated with "too much action and silly one liners" then yes you'll not like Godzilla. Those movies are dumb pop-corn fun movies. Godzilla took to the Jaws/Cloverfield approach, revealing enough to get a taste without over doing it. The 1954 Godzilla was very similar and this film stayed true to the Toho classics and fans of the orginal films love it. I loved it. All of it. It had brains, story and action. If you want just action, Transformers is out soon and Fast 7 is out out next year.utstanding all around!
If your expecting Pacific Rim or Transformers that are both bloated with "too much action and silly one liners" then yes you'll not like Godzilla. Those movies are dumb pop-corn fun movies. Godzilla took to the Jaws/Cloverfield approach, revealing enough to get a taste without over doing it. The 1954 Godzilla was very similar and this film stayed true to the Toho classics and fans of the orginal films love it. I loved it. All of it. It had brains, story and action. If you want just action, buy Transformers.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Neither us had high hopes for this but were pleasantly surprised by a very decent film that paid homage to the excellent originals. It’s a bit of a road (ok, ocean) trip that flits between Japan, Hawaii and Vegas with the good guy Godzilla literally resurfacing to fight off badass killer monsters eager to spawn and take over the world. There is a decent enough plot concerning the destruction of the Janjira nuclear plant which Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) obsessively researches a decade on in an attempt to discover its unnatural cause that lead to the death of his wife.

The director did a good job here in balancing story and action – when the two big guns first meet head to head we don’t actually see it live but on a TV news channel in the background. A clever touch that kept you eager for more and when it did finally did arrive, the action and cinematography were just immense. In a year of so-so releases this one stands out from the crowd and if you haven’t already, get yourself down to your local cinema for this but don’t forget those 3D specs!
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