Godzilla

Godzilla

DVD - 2014
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A powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Publisher: [Hollywood, California] : Warner Bros., [2014]
Edition: Rental edition
Branch Call Number: DVD GODZILL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 15, 2018

I really did not like this movie very much. Personally, the main reason why I did not like it was that it was just boring. The characters didn't seem to interest me and honestly, I didn't even like the storyline. In my opinion, for any movie and even to be considered good it must have the element of surprise, and this movie did not. But one thing I did like was the animations in the film. There weren't even that many action scenes in this film and that is something you would expect in this film. I don't recommend this movie, but if people were to watch it, I would recommend ages 13 and over. I give this movie a 2 out of 5 stars @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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EmmeliaM
Apr 03, 2018

I'm a huge Godzilla fan and was surprisingly entertained by this after the disaster that was the 1998 version. (BTW I loved how the Japanese mocked the 1998 Godzilla. It was awesome seeing that one get knocked into the Sydney Opera House!)

There wasn't enough of the G-man himself; a lot of the giant monster action came from MUTO, the monsters that Godzilla fought, and the filmmakers tease with glimpses of Godzilla WAY too much before actually showing Godzilla doing his thing. However, when we finally DO get to see Godzilla duke it out with MUTO, we very much see why Godzilla's called the King of the Monsters. Also, if you look in the background, you'll catch sight of Mothra. I love that nod to one of my favorite Godzilla monsters and I hope we'll get to see her in the future.

I also wish we got more Bryan Cranston than we did. The movie wasted a perfectly interesting character who I definitely think should have been the lead. From what we see of him in the beginning, the movie really should have been his story, not Kickass's.

But, like I said, the action was enjoyable and the fights were fun to watch. I like this adaptation of Godzilla and I'm happy to see that they got him right this time around.

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reginator_22
Jan 10, 2018

Moved a little slow for me, but overall I thought it was faithful to the Godzilla films of the past.

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jonnythumbs
Dec 05, 2017

Remains true to the source while highlighting the scaleability of violence

The great generation gave us toasters and the bomb.

The baby boomers gave us outsourcing, self-medication, and a bigger bomb.

Gen-X gave us perpetual servitude, 65 inch screens, the dotcombubble, and credit default swaps.

Violence, like material crappification is logarithmic.

Who doesn't like generational strife guised as giant monster fights?

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AMerr22
Oct 20, 2017

More about the people than the monster. Good movie. Good cast.

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EdwardH_0
Jun 27, 2017

This Godzilla movie is too balanced. Yes the graphics is nice but it is a bit lenthy wait watching for Godzilla to wrestle and win against the evil monsters Mutos. The main character should have been Godzilla but the evil monsters and people were all treated like main characters. Too balanced for my liking it much.

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godzilla60TH
Jan 05, 2016

Possibly the best Godzilla film ever made! This is how Godzilla would look if he was real. Cant wait for the next one Godzilla 2 !

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ScorchingSun
Dec 03, 2015

Well, it was marginally better than that comedy version with Matthew Broderick.
Don't expect great drama from skyscraper-size monster movies. I also agree that Godzilla played peek-a-boo throughout the film.

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Me_Tarzan
Nov 07, 2015

With its predictable PG-13 rating - Godzilla was yet another humdrum, Hollywood production that used the lame excuse of a rampaging, over-sized monster in order to grind "family values" into the viewer's face, non-stop.

If you ask me - All that this $160 million movie amounted to was just a sickening family soap opera where big, brave daddy (your typical combat hero/G.I. Joe type) goes to the most ridiculous lengths imaginable in order to rescue his darling, little wifey and his precious, little sonny-boy. And, believe me, it was all pretty revolting stuff. Yep. It sure was.

And, speaking about Godzilla's role in this disappointing movie - Personally, I found the monster battle scenes (which were always filmed in near-darkness) to be so badly staged (and downright clumsy at times) that they actually came across like slapstick comedy, rather than their intended "dead-serious".

All-in-all - Godzilla was nothing but pure, recycled family fluff, from start to finish.

7duffy Oct 11, 2015

Largely boring until the last 20 minutes, when Godzilla actually battles the 2 Muto's. The rest is like 100 minutes of foreplay. Acting is not much to speak of, but not much was needed. Godzilla is actually a supporting character in this movie. I enjoyed Pacific Rim more, but I did like Godzilla's new blue radiation breathing......it just looks cooler, instead of like a flame thrower from the old movies.

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iprez
Apr 25, 2016

iprez thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12

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janedoe03
May 09, 2015

a classic retell of th movie monster godzilla who is humanity's last hope against the monsters known as Muto.

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AMerr22
Oct 20, 2017

Violence: Monster violence.

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jimg2000
Dec 25, 2014

M.U.T.O. - Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism. It is, however, no longer terrestrial, it is airborne. Now, the world still thinks this was an earthquake and it would be preferable that that remain so. Before we lost sight of it, it was heading East across the Pacific and had emitted enough EMP disruption to create havoc with our radar and satellite feeds and reduce us, for the moment, to a strictly visual pursuit. I emphasize "for the moment," because we will get on our game and we will find this thing. It is imperative that we do so.

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