The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.


Gareth Edwards


Ishirô Honda (based on the character: Godzilla, owned and created by) (as Toho Co., Ltd.), Takeo Murata (based on the character: Godzilla, owned and created by) (as Toho Co. Ltd.) | 3 more credits »
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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


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 (

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The world ends, Godzilla begins 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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Did You Know?


A four hundred foot stretch of the famous Golden Gate Bridge landmark was recreated at Kent Hangar Field (Vancouver, British Columbia), and surrounded by greenscreen, allowing photographic panoramas of the San Francisco skyline to be added digitally. The same spot has been used as the Golden Gate Bridge once before, in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). See more »


The exterior of Honolulu Airport is actually San Francisco International Airport. See more »


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


See The Way
Written by Barry Pointer, Dann Saxton, Coltan Fisher and Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by LikeWize
Courtesy of The Math Club
Under license by Music Asset Management, Inc.
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A respectful if flawed interpretation that is nonetheless well made
30 March 2021 | by MlleSedTortueSee all my reviews

I can vividly remember the hype and anxieties surrounding Legendary making a new American Godzilla. Would they get it right? Would it be good? The result is a film that has the ingredients to be great although falls short in execution. The film's greatest success is in Godzilla's character, choosing to characterize him as a natural and eternal force of nature. While I'll always prefer Godzilla as a menace, for a big budget Hollywood blockbuster that meant to able to general audiences it works.

Of course the human characters have been a point of debate for years. The ideas behind them are interesting although the actual execution is severely flawed. The first act does a great job in building up character and developing suspense only for the momentum to be lost with the removal of a certain character. It really handicaps the middle act although the climax is admittedly exciting and well done. Had the film not teased the action so much this probably would have been more forgivable although I do appreciate the restraint Edwards showed. The overall film is well made and has a grand sense of scale that makes one feel like you are truly caught in the midst's of the grand natural struggle. The film definitely has it's moments and I do appreciate this film for what it did as both a proper adaptation and as a good gateway entry for new fans.

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Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nautilus See more »


Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,188,384, 18 May 2014

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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