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Release date: 26 December 2014

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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
Rental Formats:
Blu-ray

Godzilla (2014)

Product Details

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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

Customer Reviews

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34 of 37 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By lee thomas on 21 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Top film. Even though bryan cranston isn't for the whole film i found it very entertaining and really enjoyed it. Glad it went back to the old godzilla and not the mess we had a good few years ago. Really don't listen to the negative reviews they just don't like godzilla
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52 of 65 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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Format: Blu-ray
For a monster movie it is not a bad movie, maybe a little confusing in places. Whatever you do, do not go to the toilet because the few moments you miss might by the most important and you will not catch up. Honestly the acting is pretty good Aaron is not bad but to be honest I kept waiting for him to become Kick Ass :P. Bryan and Elizabeth do steal the movie for me both great actors but were under-used in this movie. However Godzilla has been slated for being fat but you know what I thought he looked much better than in previous films. So go and enjoy this movie it is well worth a watch and does leave you wanting more come the end so lets hope for a squeal.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brandon H.S. on 28 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I'm a massive Godzilla fan, and at first I was afraid this would be another "fan-let-down" movie like 'Max Payne' or 'The Last Airbender'. Boy was I wrong!

The director managed to make this film closer to the original Japanese Godzilla movies, for example; the 1998 design looked pretty dreadful, like a velociraptor dressed up in a Godzilla costume. It was rubbish, and it had a face you wanted to punch. New Godzilla, on the other hand, just looks more like the REAL Godzilla. Some seriously good creature design has gone into this bad boy. Love his mountain range of spikes on his back and his relatively tiny mouth. It just looks real. Also this Godzilla can handle canons and missiles from the navy, whereas the one from 1998 was easily killed by missiles from a couple of planes! Another thing was that the 1998 version doesn't have Godzilla's iconic weapon, the 'Atomic Breath'. BUT THE 2014 VERSION DOES!!! Last but not least, the behaviour of the 1998 was too much like a dumb animal, looking for a place to lay eggs and running away from danger. That's not the Godzilla I know! In this film Godzilla is an intelligent, prehistoric amphibious monster who feeds off Earth's natural radiation. Now that's better.

The dialog and acting may be a bit dull, but everything else is just what I hoped it would be. Especially the King of the Monsters himself. Please ignore any negative review.
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Format: DVD
You will indeed ignore all the bad reviews as long as your IQ goes into two figures. It was big on action, it had some great performances, particularly from Bryan Cranston, and best of all it has the Big Guy. At the end the audience cheered and anyone with a heart will understand why. As we all filed out of the cinema, one person was heard to say "This was the Godzilla I've been waiting for." Too true.
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Format: Blu-ray
too much people saying its not good enough when they are comparing it to the godzilla film of the 90's. the godzilla of the 90's should not have been called godzilla it should have been called "Giant Random Dinosaur Catastrophy". this film is true to the old japanese storyline of godzilla with beams of lightning and stuff. awesome film.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. W. Scotcher on 13 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I've read the 5 star reviews, the 1 star reviews and the 3 star reviews. They ALL make very good points.

I suppose you could say the audiences emotions are built up to the climax when we finally see Godzilla take on the Kaiju thingys, but the one thing that I remember most is the scene at the airport -

the smaller kaiju has just begun attacking the airport, and then in steps Godzilla for what I thought would be the first monster fight in the film..........huh, WHAT! The fight is kind of happening in the background for a few seconds AND THEN....its the next day!?!?

That left me scratching my head.

Would I have been bored seeing Godzilla have more screen time (as has been said in the 5 star reviews)? NO. Thats like saying you can see too much of Batman, Superman or Wolverine in their films! DONT THINK SO!

It was definitely better than that load of rubbish made in 1998. But that wasn't hard.

I enjoyed the film, but I am concerned that was because I was in the Cineworld IMAX theatre in Ipswich. I'm a little afraid that when I watch it at home I'm going to be a little bored.

UPDATE
Purchased this off SKY Store on Tuesday 14th October who made it available TWO weeks before the release on DVD/Bluray. Have watched it again and I have to say I think I enjoyed it more the second time round because I know that I'm not going to see much of Godzilla, so haven't been left as disappointed as I was after seeing it the first time at the cinema.

But I still stand by what I said earlier, the next Godzilla MUST show more Godzilla!!!!
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