Sound Off: Gareth Edwards' New 'Godzilla' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 16, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "You have no idea what's coming..." It's time. The King of Monsters has returned to the big screen. In theaters all over the world is Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards (of Monsters before), a reboot of the classic Toho giant radioactive lizard monster. Starring in the disaster action epic is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn and Ken Watanabe. But is it any good? Does it live up to the original 1954 Gojira? Is it a modern monster movie done right, or not? Once you've seen it, post a comment below with your own thoughts on Godzilla.
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To fuel the fire, this movie is awesome. I think Edwards' Godzilla is one of the best monster movies in years, better than Cloverfield, Super 8 and/or Pacific Rim. As I wrote in my glowing review: "They found the right filmmaker for the job, and Gareth Edwards has succeeded (if not exceeded expectations) in breathing new life into the King of Monsters, and showing the world how to make an engaging, terrifying, heartbreaking, enriching, exciting, exhilarating movie about a giant radioactive lizard. It does have a few slow moments, a few flaws, but they are minor imperfections. Gareth Edwards' Godzilla is masterful human storytelling blended perfectly with exhilarating cinematic action on a global scale. Godzilla is back. For good this time."
What did you think of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla? Best monster movie in years or a disaster?
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