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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:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

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 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish
Subtitles Icelandic, Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
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 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, German
Subtitles Portuguese, Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles Spanish, German, English
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 29 December 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, German
Subtitles Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles German, English

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Gudgin on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you've seen the trailer for this film, you've not only seen all the best bits, you've seen all the best bits with superior pacing, atmosphere and, to be honest, character development.

If you're looking for an action packed giant monster movie avoid this film because the pacing is just... so... slow, the action is uninspired and there's simply not enough time dedicated to colossal mutant creatures demolishing major population centres and/or beating the radioactive snot out of each other. Try Pacific Rim instead.

If you're looking for an atmospheric human drama using a terrifying giant creature as a catalyst for events, commentary on mankind's treatment of the natural world and a source of threat you should avoid this film because the plot is dull, predictable and poorly conceived, and so are the characters - they are very hard to care about. Try Cloverfield instead (assuming the shaky cam doesn't bother you).

The film is far too dark (literally) and Godzilla's role is reduced to little more than an extended cameo in his own movie - he doesn't show up until an hour in, spends much of that time simply swimming and has a very vague and unsatisfying origin. Very disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 May 2014
Format: DVD
I really, REALLY wanted to like this film (I saw and own EVERY single Godzilla movie, plus "Rodan", "Gappa", etc.), but leaving the cinema I was very disappointed. Not as much as 16 years ago, but still a lot... Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

Amongst the few good things I can say about this film is that this time Godzilla looks almost as he should - he also can use a breathing fire attack and his famous roar is back in action. But on another hand he looks kind of heavy around waist and in some of his parts also soft, as if he was in fact a poorly inflated rubber suit (something that never happened in old movies in which Godzilla WAS in fact a guy in a rubber suit...). Also, instead of atomic fire, Godzilla breaths in this film a kind of burning gas - and it is definitely not the same thing as b@d@ss breathing attack in "classical" kaiju films...

Other than this improvement in Godzilla's aspect there is not much good I can say about this film. The WORST thing is that THERE IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH GODZILLA!! He appears late in this 123 minutes long movie and then he is shown by glimpses of 5 second - and then we move to something else.

Almost as bad is the fact that the two other kaijus (I am not even certain what their names were and I DON'T CARE) appearing in this film are not really that great and especially they are NOT MATCH for Godzilla - once the monsters get into it, Godzilla dispatches them both rather quickly and easily. Do not expect anything even remotely comparable to awesome, epic fights against King Ghidorah, Gigan, Mechagodzilla, Kumonga or Destoroyah.
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109 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Harry George on 18 Sept. 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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Format: DVD
Disappointing Mr Edwards! Like many on here, I absolutely loved 'Monsters' and got crazy excited about Gareth Edwards. Here we have an independent writer, director and special effects guru who quite possibly could have changed the entire industry of monster/sci-fi type movies, he could have challenged the mega budget block-busters spewed out by the studios but unfortunately Godzilla has proven that is not the case. Yes the special effects are great and sure he stayed true to the cultural background of Godzilla but that's as good as it gets. One of my personal bugbear's are films advertising a cast as principals that actually have very little presence in the film, it's a cheap trick that lessens the quality of the movie and my respect for the actor. Sly does it all the time with the expendables movies, but they hardly hide the fact. A recent example was Johnny Depp in Transcendence, he's hardly in the film! and the movie is rubbish so basically I've been conned to watch something dreadful because Johnny said give me the cheque and do what ever you like. Cheapening my respect for Johnny and the film makers as a consequence. This is not as bad as Transcendence but Juliet Binoche (spoiler alert!! so don't read on if you're definitely going to watch this film) is only in the first 5 minutes, Bryan Cranston has about 10 minutes of overall airtime and Sally Hawkins performance is just pointless (shame on you Sally! you are better than this). The direction is bad (even Cranston struggles). Ken Watanabe has followed the Joey Tribbiani school of acting, 'just think of a complicated sum and try and work it out in your head' for what is the entire length of the film.Read more ›
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