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Godzilla (2014)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  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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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)

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$199,019,979 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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Trivia

Gareth Edwards and the design group reviewed all the previous incarnations of Godzilla's design for inspiration on the final design. "The way I tried to view it was: imagine Godzilla was a real creature and someone from Toho saw him in the 1950s and ran back to the studio to make a movie about the creature and was trying their best to remember and draw it... and in our film you get to see him for real. It was important that this felt like a Toho Godzilla." See more »

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Crazy Credits

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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What Was That?
19 May 2014 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I watched the awesome trailer several times and each time I really got goosebumps. Felt that it's going to be a real masterpiece. Cast, soundtrack and cinematography seemed so elegant. So I watched the film immediately on its release day. Unfortunately, I really disappointed because the plot was extremely weak and the dialogs were shallow. Above all, since it's title is "Godzilla", you expect to see the monster, right? But no! Poor Godzilla barely appeared and other things in the film receives a real amount of screen time. Maybe they should put the title as "The Others and Godzilla" so that people would expect something else. Godzilla is apparently the flop of this year (so far).


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