Godzilla (2014) Movie Review, Plus Critics Spot and Imax Contest Announced [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 4 years ago
Godzilla (2014) Movie Review, Plus Critics Spot and Imax Contest Announced [WATCH VIDEO]
Gareth Edwards, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston promoting the film Godzilla at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International.Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. Date 20 July 2013, 11:30:28 Source Flickr: Gareth Edwards, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Bryan Cranston Author Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

Godzilla (2014)” stands out from the sea of films out there, not only in its magnitude, but also in its structure as a film. It’s about following and feeling the characters, including what the main character Ford is going through as well as his concerns. Read on for the Movie News Guide (MNG) “Godzilla (2014)” movie review to learn more about it.

“Godzilla (2014)” Movie Review:

“Godzilla (2014)” is an epic rebirth of the iconic “Godzilla.” It is set in the modern day world as a force of nature that is truly terrifying.

The “Godzilla” remake sets off its action in Japan, as American scientist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) are working for the “Janjira” nuclear plant, at the same time as son Ford (CJ Adams) attends school nearby.  A seismic blast, considered to be an earthquake, almost immediately levels the plant. Brody however knows the consequence. Somehow he realises that an extremely shocking thing is happening. Fast forward 15 years, and Brody is still probing for answers.

An older Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who is now working as a military bomb disposer, is worried about his father’s apparent insanity.  Soon he figures out that he may have been wrongly and hastily judging Brody. Scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) also believes Brody’s theories.

Director Gareth Edwards, whose low budget debut “Monsters” was a booming success in 2010, is having a bigger budget this time with “Godzilla (2014).” He has brilliantly used the tools and budget allotted to him by gradually carrying the plot to the forefront before leading it to its climactic sequences. Screenplay is well-written by Max Borenstein.  Acting is also strong, with all the characters in the film portrayed well by the actors. Props to Bryan Cranston for an outstanding performance in the movie.

“Godzilla (2014)” has stunning visuals, which are some of the most spectacular effects seen in 2014, so far. Buildings fall, seas rise, planes plunge, cities crumble, and everything else is caught in between as the world stands on the edge, with a giant monster lizard looming in the horizon. But, what makes the special effects in the movie stand out aside from the usual green screen, is the realism at the heart of it.

This is the type of blockbuster film that we always want to see –  an expertly executed, polished spectacle with some true star quality, delivering a spectacular, albeit at times silly, offering of summer entertainment.

Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla (2014)”  is a perfect combination of skillful storytelling and thrilling cinematics.

Additional Notes:

According to 411mania.com, the “Godzilla (2014)” rating is PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.”

According to Cosmic Book News, a new official TV spot for “Godzilla (2014” has also been released. Plus, there’s an “IMAX Godzilla” contest where fans can win a $400 gift certificate from Sideshow Collectibles, a “Godzilla” 43” Figure from JAKKS, a 6” “Godzilla” Figure from NECA, a $20 TigerDirect Gift Card, a “Godzilla” Prize Pack from Bandai, the “Godzilla: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” from WaterTower Music, an IMAX exclusive mini poster, t-shirt and IMAX tickets.

All participants of the said contest will get a $25 credit at Sideshow Collectibles.  Click HERE to get the complete details of the “IMAX Godzilla” contest.

And that’s it for MNG’s “Godzilla (2014)” movie review. For more details coming up about upcoming movies including trailers and reviews, as well as other entertainment news, stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).

Check out the “Godzilla (2014)” trailer below.

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