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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:
Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe
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Blu-ray

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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
Genres Science Fiction
Studio Warner Home Video
Rental release 26 December 2014
Main languages English

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9 of 10 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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47 of 60 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: DVD
Naysayers complain because they wanted this film to be something its not. This is Godzilla and if you know the Godzilla films you know they are not just giant monsters destroying cities heck most of the films godzilla's not in them much and this film did it very well. A lot of people just wanted a simple movie and this film wanted to be more than that and succeeded at being a great blockbuster and a great godzilla film not just a giant monster film but a Godzilla film.
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6 of 9 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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2 of 3 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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 16 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
At long last, the remake fans have wanted since 1998 is here.

Forget about Roland Emmeric's crap fest, this is the true Godzilla remake. Gareth Edwards said he was going to make Godzilla more faithful to the original and he delivered.

The new design of Godzilla himself is amazing, looking just like it should but also adds something new to that iconic look.
We're also treated to some new monsters named MUTOs who kind of resemble the creature from Cloverfield but make for some great fights.

Now, while the movie does have some great moments it's far from perfect. For instance, Godzilla himself doesn't really get a whole lot of screen time through out the movie and the MUTOs basicly get more exposure. Godzilla really should have been in it more. In fact after a really good reveal scene where one of the MUTOs attacks an airport in Hawaii the film cuts to another scene where the fight between the two is shown as a news broadcast on TV instead of being shown properly.

All in all, Godzilla 2014 is defiantly a much better effort the the 1998 remake. It's by no means perfect as there is alot they could have improved on which hopefully they'll do with the sequel.
That's right. A Godzilla 2 is currently in the works with a planned release for 2018 and will also see some familiar kaiju return.
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