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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ford Brody
... Young Ford
... Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
... Joe Brody
... Elle Brody
... Sam Brody
... Vivienne Graham
... Sandra Brody
... Admiral William Stenz
... Captain Russell Hampton
... Sergeant Tre Morales
... Lieutenant Commander Marcus Waltz
... Jump Master
... Bomb Tracker
... HALO Jumper
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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 USA:

$93,205,000, 18 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$200,676,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$529,076,069
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When the Janjira plant goes down, Ford Brody is attending a class about the life cycle of moths, completely with a moth that resembles Mothra (1961). Also seen in the classroom is a red pteranodon (that resembles Rodan (1956)) and a dinosaur skeleton (whose form resembles Gojira (1954)). See more »

Goofs

During the scene when LT Brody and Sgt Morales are on the bridge checking out if it is intact, they encounter the MUTO and duck down on the bridge. You get a glimpse of their M4A1 and you see that they both have Insight AN/PEQ2A laser box on top their M4's.

That unit has been discounted and would not have been issued to US armed forces since 2010. The new SOCOM block 2 has the PEQ15 laser box as a replacement. The biggest difference in the two units is that PEQ16 has a Visible Laser with IR laser and IR laser designator. While the PEQ 2 only had an IR laser and IR laser designator. This US Army has replaced all PEQ2 models with the Insight AN/PEQ15 and in case of the navy and marines it would be PEQ 16. (Dependent on units and missions) See more »

Quotes

[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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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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Soundtracks

Breakfast in Bed
Written by Donnie Fritts and Eddie Hinton
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group & Film & TV Licensing / Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Enjoyable Action Romp That Restores The Franchise's Original Glory
18 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

In 1998, Roland Emmerich attempted to reignite the eponymous film franchise by creating the critically-panned flop 'Godzilla', 16 years on and we are now faced with one of the best adaptations of the iconic monster's adventures. Gareth Edwards created 'Monsters' in 2010 on a mere budget of £500,000, barely 4 years on and Warner Brothers offered him the chance to create a $160 million adaptation of 'Godzilla'. All the aspects from 'Monsters' are employed in this action/sci-fi adventure, but on a much grander scale. This is a treat for all Godzilla fans and a very respectable adaptation that stays true to the 1950s Japanese classic rather than wandering away like Emmerich's one did. Packed with stunning cinematography, vast special effects and a sweeping spectacle of giant monster battles, 'Godzilla' has been a fantastic start to 2014. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's performances are outstanding and there is a certain chemistry that makes their relationship that bit more believable. Whilst at time there are some cheesy and over-the-top scenes, 'Godzilla' is nonetheless an enjoyable action romp that restores the franchise's original glory.


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