Godzilla directed by Gareth Edwards stomped into theaters last week and made a statement, the king of Kaijus is back. Godzilla is the hero in this film, he is the villain and the anti hero as well. The monster with atomic breath deserves the Hollywood flick he deserved.
The movie tries to stay loyal to its original Japanese routes and drops a lot of homages related to classic Kaiju movies throughout the movie. While a large part of the movie is human centric still you can feel the monster’s presence everywhere. It terrifies you, it warns you and then it shows up destroying everything in its path.
The story is engaging, it grips you throughout the movie. All the human actors were on their best and surprisingly they are relatable. Then there is Godzilla who gains the support and love of the audience, they shout for him they cheer for him and worry when he falls down.
The movie is visually striking, the special effects are gorgeous that capture your imagination. When Godzilla passes through the Golden Gate bridge the destruction sequence is so beautiful that at one point you forget to feel for the falling humans. Godzilla’s redesign stays true to its origins. The MUTO’s are creatively beautiful. Godzilla acts like Godzilla and the MUTOs act like villain. He is the force of nature he is supposed to be.
None of the human cast is part of #TeamJerk the military does its work, so does the military who works as realistically as a strike team would during a real life monster attack.
This is the Godzilla we deserve and we want more of him in the sequel
My Rating 4.5 out of 5