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Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 May 2014 (USA)
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The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

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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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The world ends, Godzilla begins See more »


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

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HUF 87,632,306 (Hungary) (18 May 2014)

Gross:

$200,676,069 (USA)
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Trivia

Most of the skydiving sequence was shot over Skydive Perris in California, except for the parts of the team exiting from the airplane (this was done in the Inyokern Desert, California). See more »

Goofs

After the second MUTO escapes the Yucca Mountain facility it heads toward and wreaks havoc upon the city of Las Vegas. However from Yucca Mountain, Las Vegas is in the exact opposite direction that the MUTO was supposed to be heading, which was toward the San Francisco Bay area. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

The IMAX intro for the film features Godzilla's roar. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knock 'em Dead (2014) See more »

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Breakfast in Bed
Written by Donnie Fritts and Eddie Hintan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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By arrangement with Warner Music Group & Film & TV Licensing / Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as other users say
21 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I am costricted by other users' too low rating to give this a 10/10 to attempt balancing the rating.

Now, this is not a movie that is mainly about two hours of godzilla walking around a city and smashing all. We have that too, but in a brief way, making it not the main part of the film.

The film's first part is a slower, more thriller-like part, with some clear references to Tarkoskij's "stalker" that I've personally spotted, but that still drives some plot in it. The second part of the movie is the one that includes the most action and catastrophic-apoc. scenes, and I'd like to underline the use of a track composed by Gyorgy Ligeti, used also in 2001: a space odissey to give the right atmosphere to a scene that I'd define iconic to this movie.

Complains about this movie come from the real pro of the movie, the existence of a not- too plain plot, and the short amount of screen time Godzilla has, choice done by Edwards maybe because this is somehow just an "introduction" movie, all reasons that make this a "not-just-action" movie, and reasons I actually liked it. Also the subplot of the characters involved gives a more real-like feature to the whole movie.

Nonetheless, as I said I wouldn't truly rate this 10/10, but more a 8/10, because it still doesn't have a so-complex plot, but I wouldn't blame writers or the director for that, they already tried to do the most possible, but more likely the carachter itself's plainess... let's admit, Godzilla couldn't have a very complicated plot anyhow.

Still I liked this movie and suggest everyone to see it.


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