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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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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 Portuguese, Spanish, German, English
Hearing impaired subtitles Spanish, German, English

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DAVID BRYSON TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
At least this is my own dear Godzilllla again as I can recognise him. In the last representation we had a post-war egg-laying impostor spawned by nuclear bomb tests in the south Pacific. This time he is actually an ancient god, older than mankind, and the nuclear explosions were apparently attempts to destroy him because nobody knew what he was.

For me, what matters is that this Godzilla looks right. He is a goody this time, as he became in the Japanese series where he fought off this or that hostile creature. I first saw him in Godzilla v The Thing, he was a baddy at that time, but baddy/goody it’s OK by me so long as he looks the part. Not that you see a lot of him in this film, and I can understand how that upsets some viewers. Most of the early footage of him is just his famous two rows of dorsal spines showing above the water. Before the final battle I saw one definite shot of him in darkness, and possibly another, but that was just giving us enough to reassure us that he was the real deal. In fact this film relies very heavily, probably too heavily, on dim glimpses through darkness, a bit like Cloverfield although this is a bigger-budget effort that does not have to rely on the technique so much. The two radioactive monsters don’t get a lot of daylight exposure either, and even the final denouement featuring all three of them takes place after dark.

I can’t work up much emotion about how successful this basic way of doing it is. Obviously it is going to work for some viewers and not for others, and I don’t see any need for an e-battle over that. Even the real on-screen battle consists of just more glimpses, but this time it lets us see Godzilla’s flame-breath being deployed on the nasties.
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98 of 112 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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Fairbairn on 14 Nov 2014
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The human characters are the main focus throughout the story and their presence is entirely irrelevant, Godzilla gets out of the sea rips the Mutos apart whether the humans are there or not, the only useful thing they do is nuke Godzilla before the movie timeline, making him stronger. Nowhere near enough monster mashing action, I was genuinely bored until the last 40 minutes or so.
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