Critics Said: “Orchestrates its thrills with such rare diligence, you want to
yelp with glee.” (The Telegraph)
theaters sixteen years after Roland Emmerich’s movie, Godzilla 2014’s remit was
simple: make a better movie. Director Gareth Edwards succeeded, but in trying
to avoid the 1998 film he’s also minimized the humor and dumb fun.
does give the Big G his dignity back, though, and he gets more to do this time
around than rampaging through a city for two hours. One of the best calls the
movie makes is to give him some actual monsters to fight, but after watching
Tranformers, The Incredible Hulk, Pacific Rim et al, the thrill of watching a
monster smackdown has been somewhat diminished.
movie’s ultimately not that satisfying, it’s still a better launchpad for a
franchise than Emmerich’s film, and Godzilla’s fight with King Kong has been
promised in a future installment so stay tuned.