People bypass wonder, shock, terror and awe and are just blank. This was from the director of ‘Monsters’. Bad wigs are worn. The nonsensical is given a grounding. It gives you the realism and nightmare chill of a physical god unleashing mayhem. This was meditative. Naturally all this is then chucked aside for CGI mayhem. Joe’s wife dies horribly and 15 years later their son Ford grows up to be boring and have a bland wife and kids.
In one hilarious moment subtitles read: chastising exchange in Japanese. Joe becomes a conspiracy nut with walls of crazy. Ford thinks Joe is a silly idiot. This was better than ‘Into The Blue‘. Joe has blind rage and manic energy and spews unsupportable contentions. Ford has a lack of interest or motivation. MUTOS pop up. There is a dead star walking and the bloke from ‘Alphas’ doesn’t really do much.
Nuclear bomb tests were trying to kill the ancient alpha predator Godzilla. He is from a time when the earth was 10 times more radioactive. The MUTOS caused the 1999 meltdown and they lived underground absorbing radiation from the earth’s core but are now wandering the earth. Somehow they ignore all nuclear cores on the American aircraft carriers.
A Russian sub ends up in a jungle being eaten by MUTOS. This makes the inherently daft probable, at first. A dog is in peril and the USA saves the day. Then fat Godzilla saves the day. Ford’s wife is a stupid oblivious whiny bitchy dumb woman. The moral implications of things are discussed, the tone and pace convey the majestic sense of power of Godzilla.
Then CGI things fight and the screen gets dark and you have no idea what the holy hell is going on. This was full of sap and kids are so damn stupid. Godzilla shows off his atomic breath. This was okish but also incoherent at the end. Godzilla saves them and is cheered as he lumbers out to sea. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston and David Strathairn are in this.
“Respect and honour.”
“It was dormant.”
“Is my jaw supposed to drop?”
“Current sphere of influence.”
“Your husband has needs.”
“Trespassing in the Quarantine Zone.”
“Horrible design flaw.”
“This place is a death zone.”
“You have no idea what’s coming.”
“It is no longer terrestrial, it is airborne.”
“The lower depths.”
“Unknowingly drilled into its tomb.”
“A response call.”