Godzilla is back, and has been directed by newcomer Gareth Edwards. The movie also stars Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Taylor Johnson. Let me tell you right off, the movie was epic. I thought from the first minute to the final act the movie had me on the edge of my seat, I thought I had a heart attack because the suspense is so gripping. So let's do what I usually do in reviews and go through the categories and see how they match up.
ACTING-I thought the acting was good, I have no idea why everyone was complaining about it. Cranston was on his game and killed it in the movie. I was able to feel his emotion and almost teared up in some of his parts. I thought Kick-Ass, I mean Aaron Taylor Johnson, was good. I thought he had emotion, unlike what other people thought. He didn't have that Ryan Gosling awkward stare, I also felt for his character a lot. Maybe it's because I am getting married but I really connected with his character. Also Ken Watanabe had some cool lines, that with any other actor would have sounded corny, but I thought he delivered the lines well
SCRIPT- The script was okay, it wasn't Inception or Fight Club, but it was good enough to keep me interested. Some of the lines were a little corny, like when they first showed Godzilla, it was "we call him...Godzilla" I thought, I have heard that before. I didn't like in the script how Godzilla was introduced, it was like oh Godzilla is here and he's just been sleeping. I thought they could have introduced Godzilla a little better. Also the introduction of the MUTOs was awesome! It was amazing! The monsters looked amazing, I wont give too much away about their plot, but it was just awesome how they introduced them.
MISC- Like I said the suspense was throughout the movie and it kept me going and interested. Of course the one complaint people had was not enough Godzilla, all I can say is go watch all the other TUHO movies and comeback to me, because he is not in it much its all about the build up and they Edwards defiantly built it up. Sure it was a little different than the other movies, but I enjoyed it because the movie was able to keep me interested.
All in all the movie kicked ass. The acting was good and I was able to connect with the characters. The MUTOs looked awesome and their fight scene with the king was crazy and I wont tell you what Godzilla does but its awesome and better than a dropkick. The script was a little corny but most Godzilla movies are. Plus the ending is just great. Go see it, don't listen to the complainers, and go in and enjoy the heck out of the movie. "We call him...Godzilla"