Godzilla Review

Note: We’re bumping this review as the film is now in theaters.

Godzilla, the remake directed by Gareth Edwards, gives you everything you could want in a big summer monster movie. It just takes its sweet time getting there.

A reboot of the classic franchise, Godzilla was constructed with a clear eye cast back to similar monster movies, such as Jaws and Jurassic Park. Films, in other words, that build character and suspense by holding back the creature. In fact, in this film, we don’t see Godzilla himself for almost an hour. And while that very conscious decision will make some people uneasy, the work by actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others give the film a humanity and drive that keep it interesting until things get monstrous. Read the rest of our Godzilla review below. Read More »

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The Beauty and Grandeur of ‘Godzilla’

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Gareth Edwards Godzilla hits theaters this weekend (see Germain’s review here). I thought the film was good, but not great. It doesn’t have as much action as other “Big Monster” movies such as Pacific Rim or even Roland Emmerich’s terrible 1998 version; instead, it chooses to focus on the human dramas that result from Godzilla’s appearance. The only problem is that aside from Bryan Cranston’s character of Joe Brody, none of these characters are very compelling, nor do they offer much to root for. Many of them feel like cardboard cutouts, existing only to spout exposition or serve a brief plot purpose before the movie forgets about them until the next time they are necessary.

But one thing that is undeniable is how incredible Godzilla looks.
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See Five Alternate ‘Godzilla’ Designs

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After years of secrecy about the look of Legendary’s new take on Godzilla, the giant lizard’s current form has been seen round the world via marketing materials and screenings of the new film. But the big guy wasn’t just born like that. Many concept designs were produced and considered as the folks at Legendary, along with director Gareth Edwards, decided on the proper look for their film. Now, some of those alternate Godzilla designs are out in the wild, too. See a few below. Read More »

two Godzilla clips

Want to see more of Godzilla? New clips and a big collection of behind the scenes shots will give you more of a look at the revitalized lizard. You can see Gareth Edwards directing Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, among others, in eleven minutes of behind the scenes B-roll. In addition, two of the film’s better scenes have been excerpted as clips. Check out the two Godzilla clips and other footage below. Read More »

godzilla trailer

If you want to see Gareth Edwards‘ new film Godzilla and be surprised at the look of the beast itself, don’t watch this new trailer. However, if you’re dying to finally see what all the fuss is about after years of anticipation, this latest trailer has the title creature in all his glory. It’s also got a bunch of new footage detailing the story, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

The film opens May 16. Check out the latest international Godzilla trailer below. Read More »

‘Godzilla’ TV Spot: The Monster Roars

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Trailers and TV spots for Godzilla have been doling out information about the film in small chunks over time. That especially goes for the monster, which has been seen in the distance, through fire and smoke, and in fractured form. But Warner Bros. and Legendary aren’t being shy with the creature; there are quite a few full images out there — we just haven’t seen much in motion so far. This new TV spot gives up some new footage, including a great shot of Godzilla as he roars the “bending girder” sound that is so familiar. Check out the spot below. Read More »

Godzilla extended look

There’s no shortage of monsters and supervillains coming our way this summer, but Sentinels and Decepticons have nothing on the behemoth that is Godzilla. And based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, Godzilla the movie may tower over most of its peers in terms of quality, too. The ads have been nothing short of fantastic, and today’s Godzilla extended look video is no different. Watch it after the jump.

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Godzilla international trailer

The awesome marketing for Gareth EdwardsGodzilla continues with a brand new, action-packed Godzilla international trailer. The tone of the jaw-dropping last trailer remains. Here those elements are combined with new shots of mass destruction, the impressive cast and a snappier pace. Check it out below. Read More »

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