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on 28 January 2011
This is one of the newest of the Godzilla movies, which results in a meaner looking rubber suit and more CGI special effects when it comes to radioactive breath and so on.
I was bought this (and several others from the collection) for Christmas and they all have a major flaw - the subtitles are incomplete.
The film itself is different, not as much fun as the original series, to me this seemed to be more serious and grown up. There isn't really a good guy or bad guy - yes Godzilla is the one attacking Tokyo (and yes Tokyo Tower gets it) but in my mind he's perfectly justified, and to be honest I don't understand why a country that respects its ancestors as the Japanese people do wouldn't see that in the film (except of course that the film isn't real). I also haven't seen the previous film in the series, to which this is a direct sequel, which may have helped explain.
However that isn't the main issue here, what bothers me most - especially with the newness of the release - is that the subtitles were absolutely awful, and watching the films badly dubbed just isn't the same.
Unfortunately I had no choice, the subtitles were beyond rubbish.
Whole scenes were forgotten, sentences were only partly conveyed, and if two people were talking at once you had no chance of following what was going on. Maybe I got one from a bad batch but if I could I'd be returning it to buy one of the older films, one where the picture may be a bit more grainy but at least I could watch the film as it's intended.
If you're someone who needs subtitles then this is not the disc for you.