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Godzilla (2014)

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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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Gareth Edwards

Writers:

Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story) (as David Callaham) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Ford Brody
CJ Adams ... Young Ford
Ken Watanabe ... Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Bryan Cranston ... Joe Brody
Elizabeth Olsen ... Elle Brody
Carson Bolde ... Sam Brody
Sally Hawkins ... Vivienne Graham
Juliette Binoche ... Sandra Brody
David Strathairn ... Admiral William Stenz
Richard T. Jones ... Captain Russell Hampton
Victor Rasuk ... Sergeant Tre Morales
Patrick Sabongui ... Lieutenant Commander Marcus Waltz
Jared Keeso ... Jump Master
Luc Roderique ... Bomb Tracker
James Pizzinato ... 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 king arrives See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nautilus See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

About 45 minutes into the movie, there's a scene of a party on a beach in Honolulu, and a little girl notices the ocean pulling back away from the shore very quickly and frothing bubbles on the water. She alerts her father, who tells the others to run from the oncoming tsunami formed by the arrival of Godzilla. In 2004, ten-year-old Tilly Smith learned about the warning signs of tsunamis at Danes Hill School in Oxshott, Surrey in the United Kingdom. Less than two weeks later, she used that knowledge to warn others of an oncoming tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, saving nearly a hundred foreign tourists at Maikhao Beach in Thailand. See more »

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The characters use "echolocation" to refer to the study of sound waves. Echolocation involves an organism using sound waves bouncing off of objects to determine the object's size and location. 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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Referenced in MrSheltonTV: Godzillathon: Godzilla (2014) - Review (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Glad About That
Written by Arrow Brown
Performed by Linda Ballentine
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Godzilla - The TRUE King of the Monsters is born...
13 May 2014 | by purenxkSee all my reviews

Godzilla has found a true admirer in Gareth Edwards. Someone who set out not only to envision a new future for Godzilla but to protect the previous Godzilla's long 60 year history, a man capable of delivering a Godzilla for our time. After seeing Gareth Edward's 'Godzilla' it is my opinion that he has succeeded in mastering the vision for the monster that Tomoyuki Tanaka had in mind 60 years ago. Even though the original Godzilla will always be just that - the original, Gareth Edward's Godzilla is for me the first TRUE and complete representation of the vision of Godzilla. Executed in the most masterful of ways in direction by Gareth Edwards and in overall story by Max Borenstein. In delivering the picture that he has Gareth Edwards has completely put to shame directors such as Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich, Zack Snyder and the other go-to blockbuster directors. Injecting a surprising amount of suspense into this 'Godzilla' Gareth's Godzilla will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath in anticipation of what is next to come - something a Godzilla movie has not done since 1984. Unlike many of the reviews that I have read, I found the pacing of this movie to be absolutely fine, in fact I would have personally preferred a few more opportunities to catch my breath and gather my wits. Gareth Edwards has clearly given Godzilla the strongest opportunity for continued box office presence that he has ever had in the United States (although the burden of that task in my opinion seems almost insurmountable - and in all honesty - I would prefer to see this 'Godzilla' remain as it is, a superior standalone). A rebirth of epic (but not overwhelming) proportions this Godzilla harks back to the radiated and devastated scenes of Tokyo in Tomoyuki Tanaka and Ishiro Honda's original 1954 'Gojira' capturing with somber respect and sadness the human toll in stark contrast to most summer blockbuster movies in recent memory (especially 'Man of Steel' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness') Gareth Edwards and Max Borenstein can now rightfully join the likes of Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ishiro Honda, Akira Ifukube and Eiji Tsuburaya as masters of Godzilla.


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