By: Nushera Raisa Soodyal
After watching the first Godzilla movie released in 1998, I thought I maybe was the only person who shed a tear when the fearsome beast was killed on the Brooklyn Bridge, but after inspecting the new improved 3D Godzilla movie the protagonist of this Godzilla, I left even more impressed.
With his piercing roar and colossal size, this former villain becomes an unlikely hero of sorts in this Godzilla. The ferocious beast becomes a savior to a world on the brink of extinction and even though Godzilla only truly arrives in the middle of the film the impact on the viewer is indelible.
Director Gareth Edwards really portrayed the beast in all his glory and if he is not the centre of this film turn your attention to the other villains of this movie. Ancient creatures formed in 1999 in a radioactive crater in the
Phillipines come back 15 years later to reproduce on earth. Godzilla fiercely has a stand-off with both creatures..
Now this would not be a summer blockbuster without a human interest angle. Bryan Cranston who plays the decisive and ever so determined Joe Brody and his son Ford Brody(Aaron Taylor- Johnson) who has his wife Elle
Brody(Elizabeth Olsen) and son Sam(Carlson Bolde) waiting for him in San Francisco go to their former house in Japan and that’s where this movie takes off.
Unlike so many effects laden death matches that form the basis of many sci-fi action movies this one is a bit different. The battles between beast and beast will leave you on the edge of your seat. Sound is the second best thing in this horror film which heightens the enormity of the effects.
A good 9 out of 10.