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Godzilla (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  16 May 2014 (USA)
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The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Storyline

In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody's colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe's son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster's secret cause on the wreck's very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,188,384 (USA) (16 May 2014)

Gross:

$200,661,309 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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Trivia

While visualizing the HALO skydiving sequence, the song György Ligeti - Requiem played on Gareth Edwards' iPod. He felt the music fit so well that it ended up being in the final film. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning it is stated that the MUTO left the Philippines for the "nearest" nuclear source in Japan, yet Hong Kong has a nuclear power station hundreds of miles closer. See more »

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[first lines]
Boyd: Dr. Serizawa? Jerry Boyd. I'm warning you, it's a mess. It's just a total mess. Monarch set me in this morning. Took a look around but I told them we need you.
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The opening credits are a montage of Monarch documents and 1950s videos. All text on these documents are blacked out except for the names cast/crew members. The montage ends with a nuclear bomb going off, which causes a white-out in which the film title appears. See more »


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My Heart Can Feel the Pain
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An Epic Godzilla
19 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe It's been 60 years since Godzilla first appeared on the big screen. Now after the awful attempt by Sony Pictures back in 1999 from Roland Emmerich, we final have Godzilla done right. A movie that will help G-Fans relieve their childhood. Director Gareth Edwards and writer Max Borenstein pull out all the stops in this CGI monster romp. Like many have said, the cgi in this film just blows my mind. Godzilla looks great and is a perfect mesh of old and new. Last Years Pacific Rim came close, but Godzilla is the perfect way to spend your time at the movies. Is the story perfect? no, but it hits the right notes and Edwards taking his play book from Spielberg and Jaws teases us just right until the big showdown at the end. Actor Bryan Cranston helps the material shine even more with his appearance at the beginning. I wished he had more screen time, but Ken Watanabe is also there to help out. Not a perfect film, but one filled with action, excitement, thrills and plenty of Godzilla screen time to release the inner kid in anyone. This is a must watch.


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