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Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. It is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise and retells the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times as a "terrifying force of nature". The film is set in the present day, fifteen years after the unearthing of two chrysalises in a mine in the Philippines. From the pods come two giant radiation-eating creatures, known as "MUTOs", which cause great damage in Japan, Hawaii and the western United States. Their awakening also stirs a much larger, destructive, ancient alpha predator known as "Godzilla", whose existence has been kept secret by the U.S. government since 1954. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is credited to Max Borenstein but includes contributions from David Callaham, David S. Goyer, Drew Pearce, and Frank Darabont. »
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. has issued a June 8, 2018 release date for the highly-anticipated Godzilla 2. While the sequel currently doesn't have any direct competition on its new release date yet, it comes just one week before an untitled Pixar Animation project on June 15, 2018.
Legendary announced at Comic-Con 2014 last month that Godzilla 2 will feature Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, setting up a showdown between the title creature and these classic Toho monsters. No cast members have been confirmed at this time.
The studio confirmed in May that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is still coming back to make the follow-up, even though he signed on to direct one of the Star Wars Spin-Off movies, which is set for release sometime in 2016. With this 2018 release date for Godzilla 2, it seems the filmmaker will move right from Star Wars to the Godzilla follow-up.
It isn't known if Legendary or Warner Bros. »
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray $35.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $44.95
The Big G returns in Godzilla.
In this latest film featuring the overgrown, nuclear halitosis-challenged lizard, Godzilla (who’s been doing what he does since his 1954 self-titled Japanese debut) rises from the depths to do battle with a pair of malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten the planet’s very existence. The larger-than-life battle takes him to the U.S. mainland this time around, specifically San Francisco.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and a story by David Callaham, Godzilla features such human cast members as Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages), Ken Watanabe (Inception »
Earlier this year, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla stomped into the box office, grappled with a pair of long-limbed MUTOs, and unleashed his atomic breath on his way to victory and a sequel that’s already in the works. We’ll have to wait a number of years to see Godzilla’s continued adventures on the big screen, but viewers can see the radioactive reptile from their homes with the release of Godzilla to Blu-ray and DVD this September.
DVDActive reports that on September 16th Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment will release 2014′s Godzilla in the following formats:
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) Limited Edition MetalPak Two disc DVD releases
- Derek Anderson
Nature controls man, not the other way around, in “Godzilla,” arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc DVD Special Edition and Digital HD on September 16 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An epic action adventure directed by Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”), Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla” is the long-awaited big screen return of the King of the Monsters. Directed by Edwards from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and a story by David Callaham, “Godzilla” is based on the character “Godzilla,” owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produced the film with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia served as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. “Godzilla” stars 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 »
- BeyondHollywood Staff
One of my favorite films of the Summer came in the form of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot. It was a return to form for the King of All Monsters and it's a movie I can't get enough of. Fortunately, Warner Bros. have now dropped the details on the film's upcoming blu-ray so that you can take it home and watch it over and over again. Come inside to check out when you'll be able to pick it up and what all is included on the blu-ray discs.
Nature controls man, not the other way around, in “Godzilla,” arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc DVD Special Edition and Digital HD on September 16 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An epic action adventure directed by Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”), Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla” is the long-awaited big screen return of the King of the Monsters.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
With the San Diego Comic-Con International fast approaching, Warner Bros. has revealed its full schedule for the con, which includes movies such as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending, Into the Storm and Godzilla, as well as a range of TV shows including The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine and The Flash. Oddly, there’s no mention of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so if those rumours about a teaser trailer and a big DC Cinematic Universe announcement are true, WB must be trying its best to keep it a surprise. Check out the full press release here…
Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment, as well as a variety of product from DC Entertainment, »
- Gary Collinson
Just minutes after it was announced that director Gareth Edwards is directing the first Star Wars Spin-Off, Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull released a statement that confirms the filmmaker is still on board to direct the Godzilla sequel, which was put into development this week.
"Gareth's filmmaking talent makes him one of his generation's most creative and visionary directors. The plan has always been for Gareth to direct a different film before we started on another Godzilla, but who knew it would a Star Wars installment? We have a great plan in store for Godzilla fans and I am looking forward to seeing Gareth's imprint on the Star Wars universe."
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the filmmaker is actually attached to Godzilla 2 and Godzilla 3, although the sequels are still in early stages of development at this time. There isn't a script in place for the sequels yet, and it isn't »
I bet you didn’t expect “The Expendables 3″ to show up at Cannes, right? Well, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson and the rest of the cast of the film made it to France to support their film. You can check out the photo below to see the cast living it up during the photo call. “The Expendables 3″ follows Barney (Stallone) as he works to bring in new members of the Expendables team. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes and is co-written by Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt with a story by Stallone and characters by David Callaham. The film also stars Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Wesley [ Read More ]
The post The Expendables 3 Bring the Action to Cannes appeared first on Shockya.com. »
It isn't known if Gareth Edwards will return to direct, but the filmmaker has talked about what direction he would take with a potential sequel. Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham wrote the screenplay for Godzilla, but it isn't known if they will return for the sequel.
Godzilla was released May 16th, 2014 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cameron Adams, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards. »
Chicago – Except for the clear purpose of cashing in on yet another “Godzilla” remake, everything is happening for no reason. Worst of all, what is ensuing misses and even mocks the reason why Ishirô Honda originated 1954’s “Godzilla” in the first place.
Since then, times have dramatically changed and blockbuster Hollywood movies have a new boss to answer to: the box office. Still, we can’t forgive a film that focuses on CGI and big-city destruction while assuming we don’t care about a story and the honesty of where that plot needs to have its roots. The original “Godzilla” is an understandable outpouring from Japan when it was suffering in real life. America isn’t traumatized here.
It’s insulting to audiences to think the eye candy fed to the two holes above our nose is more important than the brain that sits atop our head. Our minds have to be equally satisfied. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
On its 60th birthday and 10 years after the last movie to bear its name, Godzilla returns, bigger than ever, in an incarnation directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters). Penned by Max Borenstein from a story by Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Doom), this Godzilla offers just what you’ve come to expect from the film franchise: random destruction, mayhem and giant monsters fighting.
The story meshes nicely with the 1954 original, with a pseudo-scientific background that presents the monster as a government secret and the actual target of all those south Pacific 1950s nuclear tests. It pays homage to the gigantic creatures as prehistoric gods.
After an emotional and heart-rending first act that introduces the Brody family -- Joe (Bryan Cranston), Sandra (Juliette Binoche) and Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) -- the monster attacks begin in earnest, and the action follows adult Ford, as do the monsters, which seem to be following him around the planet, »
- Mike Saulters
"...an epic rebirth to Toho's iconic 'Godzilla'...
"...this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures...
"...who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence..."
"...Legendary, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots...
"...with a gritty, realistic actioner..."
Toho has kept Godzilla »
- Michael Stevens
After an enforced decade long break ordered by rights holder Toho, that most famous of Japanese pop culture landmarks Godzilla returns to the big screen with the aim of washing out the taste of Roland Emmerich’s previous Hollywood effort out of our mouths. With 15 year olds not even born when that film first came out, the time seems to be nigh for Hollywood to try and make its mark on this icon once again, and hopefully get some of that increasingly important Far Eastern box office in the process. With Monsters director Gareth Edwards making what must be the largest budget jump between films ever seen and an international cast of respected and promising talent, along with an excellent and evocative marketing campaign, Godzilla is here. »
- Ian Loring
Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the original 1954 version, to his battles with Mothra, Mechagodzilla and Hedorah, to the terrible 1998 Roland Emmerich version, to this one, 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards.
I was excited about this film since first hearing about it last year, and have been following its progression over the past few months as casting and further details were announced. When the first trailer arrived on the scene a few months ago I was further intrigued, and by the time the film was released this week, I was thoroughly anticipating the re-emergence of one of cinemas most famous monsters. »
- Chris Cummings
For many in my generation, Godzilla represents much more than the rampant destruction of cities worldwide, and allegories of man versus nature and the dangers of atomic/nuclear testing/bombs. My Godzilla has always been a hero. When I grew up, The King of Monsters was on my TV battling giant moths, and three headed dragons, and smog monsters, and even mechanical versions of himself. Godzilla was a superhero to me, and because the content was so cheap at the time, my local NBC affiliate could show his adventures daily in a Monster Theater type of show and I ate it all up.
I bring this up, because Gareth Edwards' Godzilla is a grand and glorious callback to those days of watching Godzilla be a hero. I was instantly taken back to my childhood while watching this, and every time The King of Monsters was on screen, my body erupted in goosebumps. »
The problem with "simple pleasures" is that they generally remain simple, whereas human beings grow older, learn things, expand their horizons, and grow a bit cynical as time progresses. This means that a simple pleasure like, say, a monster movie used to work well enough with a guy in a suit or some masterful stop-motion animation, but nowadays has to find an appropriate style, tone, and demeanor for a "blockbuster"-sized world audience. Audiences won't go for "a guy in a suit," which means your monster movie is suddenly a $200 million tentpole release that has to appease as many moviegoers as possible.
All of which makes Gareth Edwards' sober, sincere, and surprisingly humane rendition of Godzilla such an unexpected treat. Sure, the new version has a slow start and a few editorial missteps throughout, but if you consider what most Godzilla films look like (aside from the classic 1954 original »
- Scott Weinberg
Tomorrow night, Godzilla will be unleashed on audiences around the world. If you’re chomping at the bit to see Godzilla back in action, we have two photos from the film that should hold you over until you find your seat at the theater, and we also have a featurette that looks into the making of the movie’s music soundtrack and how it was designed to be as big as the film’s monster.
“An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. »
- Derek Anderson
"Godzilla" rampages into the multiplex this weekend, and as I've already detailed, I'm pretty well in the tank for it. It's an exciting, suspenseful, and above all, artful piece of work that really sits on a higher tier than most movies of its ilk. Max Borenstein was the man given the impossible task of re-imagining this iconic story for a new era (working from a story by Dave Callaham), and I think he and director Gareth Edwards have delivered. And not only that, but Borenstein had a chance to expand the universe a bit with his work in the graphic novel prequel "Godzilla: Awakening," which we've already grilled him about. Today, though, it's all about the movie, as the screenwriter tells us what he wanted to incorporate from the prior films in the series (not to mention what else from the Toho mythology he'd like to incorporate going forward »
- Kristopher Tapley
Elegantly updates the King of All Monsters for the 21st century in ways that have moved with the global zeitgeist. But Hollywood’s tedious myopia means the movie as a whole isn’t quite so beautiful. I’m “biast” (pro): I’ve been eager to see what Gareth Edwards would do with a budget
I’m “biast” (con): I’m increasingly leery of reboots
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s been 60 years since Ishirô Honda unleashed Godzilla, his cinematic metaphor for the dangers of nuclear weapons — and how they had already ravaged Japan — upon the world. As timescales for reboots go, two generations sounds about right. (We’re going to pretend that 1998 did not happen.) And 2014’s simply, elegantly titled Godzilla goes about updating the King of All Monsters for the 21st century in ways that work beautifully and have moved in tandem with the global zeitgeist. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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