- 1h 18min
A Japanese scientist accidentally releases a giant monster in the U.S., and must save it-and Cincinnati-before a crazed nuclear physicist destroys both.A Japanese scientist accidentally releases a giant monster in the U.S., and must save it-and Cincinnati-before a crazed nuclear physicist destroys both.A Japanese scientist accidentally releases a giant monster in the U.S., and must save it-and Cincinnati-before a crazed nuclear physicist destroys both.
- Col. Reginald J. Stickleras Col. Reginald J. Stickler
- (as Darnell Benjamin)
This is not a top of the line with the latest and greatest of special effects and CGI. By no means.
Turns out that "Notzilla" was a nice surprise of a movie. Now, this is a spoof on the classic Japanese "Godzilla" movies, no doubt about it. Writer and director Mitch Teemley had managed to put together a storyline that was equal parts spoof and equal parts tribute to the old styled Japanese classics. And that was definitely something that was enjoyable.
From the in-your-face-obvious toy cars and fake scenery to the monsters whom are just people in rubber suits - it was all there. And it was all so very enjoyable. I must admit that I was more than entertained by "Notzilla".
The storyline was actually enjoyable and good, and it was very reminiscent of the style seen in the old classic "Godzilla" movies. And that most certainly attributed to the overall enjoyment of the movie.
They also had put together a good ensemble of casted actors and actresses to portray the various roles in the movie. I wasn't familiar with the cast, so that was enjoyable for me.
The effects in "Notzilla" were not multi-million dollar effects as seen in Hollywood movies. No, they were very true to the effects you would see in the old classic Japanese "Godzilla" movies, and the special effects team really pulled that off very well and very nicely. And of course I must comment on the Notzilla creature itself; it was very loveable, and I just loved the zipper in the front that were made no effort to hide, it was just brilliant. And the fact that he guzzled beer like there was no tomorrow, another great concept for the movie.
I can warmly recommend "Notzilla", especially if you enjoy the often goofy and campy old classic Japanese "Godzilla" movies. Thumbs up to writer and director Mitch Teemley for this movie.
My rating of "Notzilla" is a six out of ten stars.
- Aug 19, 2020