Godzilla 2014 Fail
Godzilla 2014 Fail
Now I made a post on this just days ago, I was really hyped to go see this revamped version of the movie. But as the spill crew movie reviewers use to say.
This movie is Some Ole BUllSHIT
I broke my rule about going to see movies opening weekend due to crowds and not being able to get my favorite seats, but this time I decided to choose a cinema near a high negro population, knowing a lot of them would have no interest in the ultimate monster. This would be a decision I would regret as early as sitting in my favorite seats, because no sooner had the preview trailers started rolling, here comes this ratchet ass couple to sit two seats down from me, with every gawd damn snack they could seem to find from the food station and it stank. Not only did it stink, it seemed the female sent the male to get even more shit to eat, so for the first 30 minutes I had to tune out this fat ass chic chomping on her popcorn chicken, etc like she hadn’t eaten for days.
Ok back to the movie, back to the King of Monsters. The opening sequence was great, like the back story, the graphics it was just like an older Godzilla with a new feel, so they hit the mark on that one. Opening credits should set the tone for a good movie, most people don’t care about this but given my day job, it came with the training/education. Another great thing about the movie was the score, the music built the expectations for a lot of scenes, again just like they did in the past movies. Now right away something is a what the fuck just happen moment, you have the character development, you think ok, I’ve seen the trailer don’t get attached to her, Hall aka Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad fame (never seen one episode, which is why I say Hall, Malcolm’s dad) will probably be featured in the movie but ehhh maybe not. So “something” happens at the power plant, and then fast forward 15 years, this is the “what the fuck just happened part”. Now a kid that I swear could not be any older than 8-10 is a grown man played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He’s returning home from a tour somewhere and he’s apparently a bomb expert, ok cool great, Go Navy, whatever! But somehow the maths seems odd. He’s married to his wife played by Elizabeth Olsen with a 5-year-old son. when did he have time to do all this shit after evacuating Japan after the “disaster”? Who raised him, since clearly his dad went half loco after loosing his wife? So now it’s kinda established this movie will revolve around him and his family. Honestly that is pretty much all the gawd damn movie revolved around.
Now the extra monsters in the movie were a surprise to me, a pleasant one however until they basically the MUTO took over the movie, looking like a cross between the creatures from Starship Troopers but bigger, with the motion of the tripods in War of the Worlds so that kinda lacked some design ingenuity. in terms of scene time, I think collectively Godzilla had about 15 minutes, 3-4 roars, and a couple of kick-ass fight scenes, which they often cut away from to show people doing random shit. The editing on this in some spots were just atrocious. At times it seems like Godzilla was the people’s pet. He was swimming next to the air craft carriers and surrounded by military, almost like it was some type of co-ordinated strike force. This movie had so many things bordering on the ridiculous its just insane. Now I see why critics were just saying shit like how fat Godzilla was and how his roar has definitely changed. Basically there was nothing to critic about this movie it was just bad
I do not even want to talk about this movie anymore, I should have followed my through instincts and just waited for it to get to DirecTV. it annoyed me that they had to get a token Japanese guy Ken Watanabe to yell “Godzilla”, but I guess that was a given anyway. A classic monster movie turn into what seem like another recruitment drive video for the US military, with a dash of romance and subtle suspense. bottom-line save your damn money, don’t get the DVD, if it comes on cable or DirecTV and you have some time to waste, give it a watch, the second kill scene for Godzilla was epic, but still not enough to make the movie anywhere near to classic or memorable. A giant fail!!! Now this is just my humble opinion, one Godzilla fan, who has seen every single Godzilla movie. I expected more, I wanted more, the movie did not deliver. Maybe when it comes to DirecTV and I watch it again, since you always seem to catch something in movies you didn’t see the first time, my opinion may change slightly, but i highly doubt it. I just read a headline saying Godzilla smashed the box office, I am not surprised by this, the marketing on the movie was excellent, too bad box office numbers are not measured by disappointments. One shining moment on this movie, the black bus driver, not sure if you can call him heroic and just doing a “what would black folks do”. but that shit was hilarious.
Sidenote: Richard T. Jones looked old as ras in this movie, he’s been landing a lot of military roles, but the brother that once had the suave demeanor of a Lawrence Fishborne in his prime, just look like he ate one too many donuts or is a drinker.