Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Godzilla 2014


     The Janjira nuclear power plant was destroyed in 1999 and it caused the loss of many employees.  Joe Brody was the supervisor at that time.  His wife along with several other workers became trapped behind a door.  Joe was forced to seal the door at the last minute to contain radiation.  He could not save them, they had been exposed to a high of a dose of radiation and could not survive.  Years have gone by and Joe has not forgotten a single detail of his experience and he has not recovered from the loss of his wife.  Ford, his young son is now an adult in the US Navy.  His job is ordnance disposal, he is married to a nurse and he has a young son of his own.  Ford goes to Japan because Joe has been arrested, he went into the quarantined area to search for information.  They witness the secret of what really happened to the power plant.
     This is supposed to be intensely serious and dramatic but some of the scenes are funny!!  I could not contain my laughter.  It makes me think about Godzilla versus Mothra and the two tiny Asian girls singing to Mothra!!  A lot of the action is in the dark so you can’t really see the details of the monsters and what is happening.  The two other creatures featured are called kaiju and they were featured in the film Pacific Rim.  3* (This movie is OK)

123 min, Action directed by Gareth Edwards with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, DJ Adams, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn.

Note:  Imdb 6.6 out of 10, 73% critic 67% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 ½*.
Special Note:  I also found it funny that Godzilla is listed on Rotten Tomatoes as a celebrity!!  I like the info listed, “The most revered monster is reborn, an epic action adventure, visionary new director, powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature!”  How much can you sugar coat this film?

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