How do you solve a problem like Gojira? How do you catch a beast and pin it down? How do you find a plot that means success? A flipping-big-beast! A monster-of-the-week! A flop!
There can be little doubting that for all it proved divisive among both the critics and the cheap seats, Gareth Edwards’ take on Godzilla proved an anti-climax. Hugely hyped on the back of a ferociously impressive trailer and the promise of a rendition more loyal to the origins of arguably cinema’s most famous destroyer of civilization, it arrived amidst fanfare and the emerged from the smoke as a three star tale of what could have been. Too little Heisenberg. Too much Kick Ass. Serious sensibilities but a silly story. As a corn popping exercise in excess it succeeded, but like Pacific Rim and King Kong before it, any resonant value was strictly aesthetic.
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