After mysterious radioactivity is detected off the coast of Japan, scientist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) makes it his personal mission to uncover the truth. 15 years after what was thought to be an earthquake destroyed his lab and killed his wife, the true nature of the radioactivity is revealed and it is up to Godzilla to save the city of San Francisco.
What I liked
I was entertained for the first hour of this film. I thought the movie did a good job of setting up the background to what was happening, and I think Bryan Cranston did a good job in his role as well. The special effects were impressive, and it was fascinating to see director Gareth Edward’s portrayal of Godzilla. The movie kept the plot line relatively and focused on what everyone wanted to see: an epic battle between Godzilla and the evil creatures destroying the city of San Francisco.
What I didn’t like
I thought the second half of the movie was rather weak. I eventually got bored with all the fighting and action and think the movie was about a half an hour too long. Furthermore, there wasn’t much creativity outside of the Godzilla battle; many of the themes and scenes were unoriginal and have been used in many other movies. Furthermore, Godzilla doesn’t really appear until towards the end of the film, but instead we are trying to figure out what these radioactive MUTO things are and what they are doing. Finally, some of the scenes were unrealistic, for example the classic guy getting saved conveniently right before the monster is about to kill him.
RT Critics: 73%
RT Audience: 73%
My Final rating: 5/10
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