|'He' is back and bigger than before!|
Godzilla Review – King Kaiju back on the big screen ten years since the remake….ko tamo tengok ke wey?
|Watcha looking at Dad?|
Where do I even begin except for a friendly warning…don’t miss the opening credit as it reveals some of the Godzilla’s past encounter with humans. Fast forward few years into the future when Japan is stuck with unexplainable tremors. People keep thinking that it was an earthquake except for Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) who studies the pattern and believe that there is something more. Before he could figure out, he loses his wife, Sandra Brody (Juliette Boniche) right in front of his eyes. Joe then goes on a mission to find out the truth neglecting his son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who grows up to be military personnel. When Joe gets busted for trespassing their old living quarters, Ford return to Japan to bail his Dad out and that’s when similar events that happened 15 years ago start occurring again. They get caught in the middle of conspiracy and the government couldn’t hide the gigantic truth any longer. Godzilla unleash itself for the world to see but not without a purpose. The humans think that it is the end of the world but then Godzilla ends up being the best worst thing that happened in a long time. What it the reason for the beast to show itself and will it benefit or destroy human existence? Jeng jeng Roarrrrrrrrrrrrr
|Let's take on the monster...but which one?|
I remember anticipating to watch the 1998 Godzilla and came out wanting my money back. It was a big flop in my book. This remake however, despite being cheesy, it was entertaining enough to sit thru 2 hours laughing, smiling, smirking, gawking at the IMAX screen and once in a while when the Godzilla roars…I went woahhhhhhhhhh!!! Thank God this time, the voice was not provided by T-Rex from Jurassic Park and this fella had his own trademark roar! Heck even the way ‘he’ looked was true to the original the Godzilla appearance instead of borrowing some left over dinosaur skin. I don’t about others but when you get the glimpse of ‘him’ staring right at you, I was left with some goose bumps yo. Damn, I might just like this big lizard a little bit more than I should! Such awesomeness was the portrayal of this iconic figure blend with remarkable background sound to capture the right feel. Special effect as usual shows how city after city gets destroyed. Makes me wonder how they will rebuild it but then those filthy rich Americans sure can afford one lar right?
Overall, it’s an entertaining watch to unwind. Please throw logic out of the window and just sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s unlike any other Godzilla you have watched before. You might like it or loathe it but don’t complain too much. If you think you can make a better movie then why are you just reading this review instead of directing a feature film of your own? This is not an Academy Award winning movie but a huge blockbuster meant to take your mind off things. Bring your friends and relive the greatness of Godzilla and remember this quote from the movie…"The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control...". Are we really in control?
P/s - Thank you hot magazine for the awesome IMAX 3D preview tickets!
|with my own Godzilla gang at the preview! ROARRRRRRRRRRRR|