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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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Gareth Edwards

Writers:

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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7 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the (false) M1A1 Abrams tanks on the Golden Gate Bridge fire their main guns at Godzilla, there is little to no evidence of the gun's blast effects in the area around the tank, which should have been very powerful and easily seen in real life. 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

Played in slow motion the opening credits on the DVD show the blacked-out portions are actually a series of jokes wrapped around the remaining information. See more »

Connections

Featured in London et Kirschenbaum: Episode dated 13 May 2014 (2014) See more »

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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After thinking about it, I must replace my own past words...
12 May 2014 | by jigsaw-91See all my reviews

I said once i went out the theater:

Godzilla finally found the perfect movie for itself yet. The story works as well the pace and the special effects. The first half of the movie is absolutely perfect with all the destruction that the monster provokes. It leaves to the viewer unforgettable scenes. But the second half is not at all a disappointment. The action sequences are effective and spectacular. Godzilla is truly frightening. Young viewers are advised! The acting is also so nice delivering solid performances and helping the drama. Bryan Cranston may be a standout but Elisabeth Olsen is a scene stealer and a very important role here. With any doubts I had an encounter with one of the best movies of the year.

But now, after some days I say:

This is a riveting entertaining that will please the moviegoers. But it's s disappointment in terms of the monster itself and its fights against the other. An important lack.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,188,384, 18 May 2014

Gross USA:

$200,676,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$524,976,069
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2.39 : 1
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