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Lacks characterisation and dialogue
So in this Godzilla I can safely say, nothing ever happens. Some monsters awaken, the monsters fight and then the winner goes to sleep. The humans in this film do nothing, they had no affect on anything, in fact if you think about it, if the humans had done nothing the death toll and radiation toll would be smaller. But that isn't why I didn't like the film. I didn't care about the humans, I had no feelings for these characters that never say anything, the entire film is heavy breathing guy, scared girl, kid, open-mouthed Japanese man, and explaining girl. The only two characters you like, whose dialogue combined equals more than the rest of the film, both die before the 40 minute mark. Oh how boring. But I guess if all you want to see is special effects and big monsters fighting then this is the film for you. The 1998 Godzilla may have been awful but as least it was funny and had Jean Reno which is more than I can say for this film, in this film the french actor lasts 6 minutes.
I am not able to fully appreciate it
It is a silent film made in the 20s, a world vastly different from mine, and i can not see how i could possible understand the political goings on in Germany at that time or even the social goings on. How can i say this film is bad or good all I do know is that I as a 18 year old British kid did not enjoy the film and was thankful when it was over. For such an old film i just couldn't appreciate it. I do however think that the cinematography is obviously fantastic and very creative for the time the film was made. A second point i would make is, I do not believe silent films can be rated in the same way that the films now can be. They are so different and comparing them is ridiculous. So watch this film for the historical context at least and if you do enjoy it then that's a bonus.