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GODZILLA – Review

The legendary monster is reborn and it this time gigantic than it ever was. Unlike the 1998 Godzilla, this time Godzilla will be defending humanity against a 6 legged creature and a bat like monstrous creature.

Storyline

We have seen the trailers where Bryan Cranston acting crazy as if it’s the Planet of the Apes movie and he wants to fight the apes. The beginning of the movie is totally different than what it was shown in the trailer. Bryan plays Joe Brody an intelligent engineer who was in charge of a nuclear power plants in Japan. Under his supervision, the plant when down and that very day(his birthday) he also lost his wife. Honestly at this point, we were tearing as if we were watching Disney’s Up.

Next the movie focuses on Ford Brody – the son to Joe Brody. Ford(Aaron Taylor – Kick Ass), is a naval lieutenant who specialise in diffusing nuclear weapons.  As Ford flies to Japan to get his dad, he got caught up with what was happening at the Janjira nuclear plant where his father use to work. That is when the MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) appeared and things got messy. Joe died soon after that, but not before sharing the most important info to Ford.

In order to protect his family, he rushed back to San Francisco but that when Godzilla decides to make an appearance. Honestly, Godzilla looks like a monster from Ultraman but the facial expression on Godzilla is so wild. Godzilla didn’t walk on all four legs but seen on walking like a Michelin mascot. The minute it swam in the water, Godzilla looked like an island; a moving island that doesn’t collide with the US Navy.

When the MUTO was heading to San Francisco, another MUTO appears and heads directly to the same direction for a mating festival. Ofcourse, Godzilla was not far behind following them. All the monster’s gathered at Ford’s town to battle and at the same time Ford tries to join the battle as well. But his role were nothing compared to massive fight the MUTO’s and Godzilla had. The battle is not to be missed as Godzilla surprises all with his mutated power.

In the end, Godzilla defeats the MUTO’s but paid a heavy price. The movie is a typical classic in modern day. The soundtrack you will notice it has the element Japanese.

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Plot: 5/10
Review: 4.5/10

Godzilla is must watch movie for giant lizard fans but the movie is quite a disappointment in terms of plot. In the beginning the movie had a solid storyline, but when introducing Godzilla – is was a little disappointing as Godzilla only appears after 45 minutes in the movie. However without any doubt director Gareth Edwards has earn our respect.

Now should you watch it in IMAX or just to 2D? We could only advise,you’re better off buying more pop corn’s and hot dogs.

GODZILLA – Contest(ENDED)

The world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “GODZILLA.”  From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring GODZILLA rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

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The film stars an international ensemble cast led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Emmy® and Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).

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Edwards directed “GODZILLA” from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, based on the character “GODZILLA” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.  Thomas Tull produced the film, along with Jon Jashni, Mary Parent and Brian Rogers.  Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia served as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (“Anna Karenina,” “The Avengers”); production designer Owen Paterson (“The Matrix” trilogy); film editor Bob Ducsay (“Looper”); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Django Unchained”); and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel ( “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).  Allen Maris is the visual effects producer.  Dave Jordan was the music supervisor.  The score was composed and conducted by Oscar®-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (“Argo,” “The King’s Speech”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, “GODZILLA.”  The film will be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX® in select theatres and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it is distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

The movie is expected to be released in on 15th  May 2014 in cinemas nation wide. For more info on the movie, visit https://www.facebook.com/WarnerBrosMalaysia.

Movie Prizes: 
5 x Exclusive GODZILLA T-Shirt + ONE Pair of season passes to GODZILLA
Movie Questions:

1)    Bryan Cranston, who plays Joe Brody in GODZILLA, is best known for the role of Walter White, the terminally ill high school teacher turned meth producer and dealer in this critically lauded television series that ran for 5 seasons. Name the series.

2)    True or False: GODZILLA’s iconic roar was first created by Japanese composer Akira Ifukube dipping a leather glove in resin and rubbing the glove along the lowest string of a double bass.

3)   Tell us in NOT MORE THAN 15 words who or what would you like to see GODZILLA battle and why.

T&C:
1. This contest is for Malaysian citizens only.
2. Winners selection is finalised by the judges at Screenbite and Warner Bros. Pictures Malaysia.
3. Only entries with full details required will be entertained.
4. Winners will be contacted personally via email.
5. Prizes will be sent to the address in the entry email.
6. Contest end date: 18th May 2014. Winners will be announce on 19th May 2014 on Screenbite.my

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!
1. Rick
2. Liew Hong Yen
3. Wilson Ng
4. Richard Chua
5. Paul James

 

Godzilla vs…..??

More insight on Godzilla. Based on the latest trailer, Godzilla seems to fighting some ‘thing’.
As Godzilla is now 3 times as tall as 160-foot dinosaur compared to the 1954 version, the new Godzilla at first seems to be similar to the 1998 version. But the new trailer, seems otherwise.

The trailer suggest that Godzilla fights with another Godly creature. So the question is, why are the Japanese so relaxed and the American are shooting on it(no suprise)?
Anyway, based on the previous movies since 1954, Godzilla had fought with some other creatures such as:

– Ebirah – a giant lobster
– Mohtra – a giant bug
– Ghidorah – 3 headed monster
– Anguirus – a mutated ankylosaurus
– King Kong – do we need to state more
– Minilla – his own son, in which 2 two live happily ever after -_-

Maybe director Gareth Edwards some other monster in the making? Note to self, the writer for this movie is Max Borenstein. As the name suggest, he tends to go overboard with his imagination(he wrote Swordswallowers and Thin Men – the college movie with a budget of $2500). So expect the unexpected.