Movie Review: Godzilla(2014)

Summer is here. School just ended on the superstition of Friday the 13th. This review( as well as X-Men too) are three weeks old. I saw Godzilla on memorial day. And because of the emptiness of the movie theater it toned down the infamous creature called Godzilla but the empty theater did not equate to the feeling of..’I just wasted the last two hours on this..’

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This picture above was the most intriguing when the trailer for Godzilla was released the scene of the general speaking to the troops before they make the dive.

Director: Gareth Edwards

Writers: Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham

Stars: Elizabeth Olson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe.

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Overview/synopsis:

In 1999 the Janjira nuclear power plant explodes. Joe Brody loses his wife Sandra to the accident. Now 15 years later he searches for the truth behind the incident. Ford Brody(Joe’s son) returns home after his father gets arrested. This leads them to discover what really caused the plant’s explosion. As well as, Dr. Ichiro Serizawa searching for answers to. Godzilla comes to the surface and not completely underwater( like in the past) but rather emerging as not so much an enemy and rebel looking to hatch his eggs in a sport’s arena(the Mathew Broderick version). But also the MUTO( these alien flying like creatures) appear as well. There is some sort of transfer of egg like substance sitting in the belly of Godzilla. I honestly can’t remember( like some other movies I have seen recently) what happens to Godzilla. Most of us have to believe that even if it looks like Godzilla dies that it most likely won’t be a final death. And I am sure they will make a sequel to this new reboot, so he has to live on.

Meaning and reflection:

The Leviathan like creature is really more of a reflection of man verse nature. There is this underlying message just like in Planet of the Apes of humans not being able to control and master science. And when man messes with nature to much it turns on us. The inevitable enemy of humanity is something that man cannot control. Keeping in mind that this originated in Japan years ago is it possible that Godzilla represents the capitalism of the west blowing up most of Japan in response to Pearl Harbor during World War 2. I don’t know but at least in this version of Godzilla its more about understanding the tension between nature and man. In the end and at the end of the day all that matters is that humanity prevails and that humanity lives on in the process of opposition. Any kind of resistance that comes our way we will find a way to win. Not just as Americans but as people. Blue fire is still fire, but that made it much cooler for some reason.

“The Arrogance of man is thinking they are in control of nature and not the other way around..” somebody said this in the film–

 

4 thoughts on “Movie Review: Godzilla(2014)

  1. TheTrachean

    That saying on the arrogance of man was by Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) – named after someone from the original 1954 movie. I believe Toho was happy with the 2014 movie. I was happy with it, I’d put it up there with the best of the Godzilla series. The changed premise from the original 1954 movie, from a man-made freak of nature to a natural “freak” may have been an issue with Toho and some others, but I like the new premise. Gives Godzilla much more meaning.

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