Godzilla (2014)  Review

Like everyone else, I was hooked and reeled in by the trailers for Godzilla that have been all over the place for as far back as I can remember.  I was a little leery about seeing another Godzilla movie after the 1998 Matthew Broderick-I’m-not-ashamed-to-admit-it’s-a-guilty-pleasure debacle.  I debated whether I should plunk down money for the theater experience or wait until I could stream it in the non-judgmental privacy of my living room.  I finally decided that, worst case, the special effects looked pretty great, so I braved opening weekend and saw it in the theater.  After all, these kinds of movies are really just meant to be fun.

First impression:  I wish there was more Godzilla in it.

Second impression:  The monsters are HUGE!

Rating for Story:  2 out of 5 stars

It isn’t very deep and you can’t expect it to be.  I won’t spoil it here, but it just seems to me that the “plan” could have been a little better thought out.  But…it was only meant to keep the humans busy while the creatures were showcased, so I can’t really fault the writers.

Rating for Entertainment Value:  4 out of 5 stars

It was definitely entertaining.  There are a few scenes that felt a tad slow and the movie took a while to get going, but once it did, action abounded. The build-up to the big reveal of Godzilla was done very well; by the time he is unveiled, all you can do is say “wow!”  Also, did I mention the monsters are just huge?


See it in the theater if you can.  Make it a date night if you can get away with it.  It is definitely a movie meant for a big screen.


Read the full movie recap here.

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