Godzilla – 2014


Godzilla 3d 2014Genre:
Science Fiction

Release Date:
May 15, 2014

123 minutes

The new Godzilla movie begins with archive footage from 1954: a giant monster appears in the Pacific Ocean and the USA drop nukes to exterminate it. In the next scene, we are in 1999 and we see Dr. Ishiro Serizawa discovering a giant skeleton in a cave in the Philippines and two eggs. One of the eggs has hatched and the creature escaped to the sea. Shortly afterwards, an accident occurs at a nuclear plant in Japan and Joe Brody, a scientists who works as supervisor there, is sure that the cause is not a seismic activity and that some people are trying to cover up the real causes. And now we are in 2014. A couple of MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, or just call them monsters) and Godzilla are lurking to wreak havoc.

Our impressions and movie review:
Can Godzilla be missing from a movie with his name? Yes, he surely can, since Godzilla appears after the half of the movie, for just a few minutes time on screen, and many of these appearance are night shots. The movie tries to follow the spirit of Japanese monster movies, and maybe it succeeds – but just a little.

If you enjoyed Godzilla with Jean Reno and Matthew Broderick or Pacific Rim, do not see the new Godzilla movie. Do something good for you and your friends: go rent those two movies and watch them again.

You don’t believe that this new movie is so bad? Well, I guess it could be worse if Ken Watanabe wasn’t part of the cast. It could have been better if the director and the screenwriters did their job better. Maybe someone should have explained to the actors not to look like fools staring into blank space, but instead to look as if they really see in front of them one (or more) giant monsters. It is said that when they were shooting the film “Who framed Roger Rabbit”, a movie with real people and cartoons, Bob Hoskins stepped in the edge of paranoia having to look and to speak to nobody, but in his eyes you can see that his stares the (non-existent) hare. The cast of Godzilla have no reason to fear, there’s no risk for them to go crazy. Neither did we go crazy seeing this new movie…


Movie Quote from Godzilla 2014

Joe Brody: You’re not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a “natural disaster,”. You’re lying! It was not an earthquake, it wasn’t a typhoon! Because what’s really happening is that you’re hiding something out there! And it is going to send us back to the Stone Age! God help us all…

Movie Quote from Godzilla 2014

[while seeing Godzilla on TV news]
Sam Brody: Look, Mommy! Dinosaurs!

Movie Quote from Godzilla 2014

[Dr Serizawa shows his watch]
Admiral William Stenz: It’s stopped.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: At 8:15 AM on August 6 1945.
Admiral William Stenz: Hiroshima.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: It was my father’s.

Movie Quote from Godzilla 2014

Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: In 1954, we awakened something…
Vivienne Graham: All of those nuclear tests in the Pacific? Not tests.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: They were trying to kill it.

Godzilla 2014 – Trailer


Max Borenstein
Dave Callaham

Gareth Edwards

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Ford Brody
CJ Adams – Ford Brody (kid)
Ken Watanabe – Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Bryan Cranston – Joe Brody
Elizabeth Olsen – Elle Brody
Carson Bolde – Sam Brody
Sally Hawkins – Vivienne Graham
Juliette Binoche – Sandra Brody
David Strathairn – Admiral William Stenz
Richard T. Jones – Captain Russell Hampton
Victor Rasuk – Λοχίας Tre Morales
Patrick Sabongui – Πλωτάρχης Marcus Waltz

Production Companies and Distributors
Warner Bros
Legendary Pictures
Disruption Entertainment
Village Films