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[BD Review] ‘Godzilla’ Defeated By the Unlikeliest of Foes

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The real bummer about not loving the new Godzilla movie is that I liked the character of Godzilla. More specifically, I liked this version of him quite a bit. I’ve never really fallen in love with the franchise (nor have I seen every single installment), but I was pretty taken with this iteration of the big guy. Not only did I care about what happened to him, but I was impressed with the decisions he made during the battles (director Gareth Edwards does a great job of defining the character through action here). I just wish there was a better movie around him.

And it pretty much comes down to one fatal flaw. Gareth Edwards’ direction is never less than decent and often borders on being truly impressive and the cast is fantastic (though Bryan Cranston is turned up to 11 throughout all of his scenes, sometimes uncomfortably so). But the script (credited to Max Borenstein but frankensteined together by around half a dozen writers) is painful. I mean that almost literally. Throughout the bulk of the film’s running time I was shifting in my seat, sort of aghast at some of the decisions (or non-decisions) that were being made.

These choices squander the impressive array of talent on display. Ken Watanabe is made to wander through the film wide eyed and seemingly drunk, spouting theories about the battling monsters to an audience of befuddled military brass. Even though his character is responsible for 15 years worth of ill-advised experiments that helped cause these issues in the first place. Still, the military (and this is primarily a movie about military response) has more reason to keep him around than they do Aaron Johnson’s character, the only thing they know about him is that he’s the trespassing son of an ex-scientist and that he’s a bomb defuser. The movie does an okay job of making these contrivances work in the moment (after all we need Johnson’s POV for the film to work), but the stitches around them are always threatening to buckle. There’s also at least one or two gung-ho dialogue exchanges that are right out of Starship Troopers, which is puzzling since that film is a military satire.

There isn’t a single interesting decision made by any of the characters (save for Godzilla himself). The intentions of the filmmakers and the studio seem (mostly) in the right place, so why not use this fertile ground to do something other than the bare minimum when it comes to getting from point A to point B? I have to wonder if the original script contained at least a few idiosyncrasies, a couple of unexpected character beats, that were sanded off for whatever reason. Frank Darabont was hired to do a pass on the script in January 2013, a mere two months before shooting began in March of that year. I’m not sure if he was the last writer on this but, at that point in the production schedule on a huge project, they aren’t bringing writers on to innovate so much as they are to fix things. Alas, it’s impossible to tell from one viewing if any of his contributions were used. The whole thing is so vanilla it’s inscrutable.

There’s also a tonal issue and it will be interesting to see how audiences respond to it. The trailers for Godzilla sell an intense, beautiful and atmospheric film. And while the actual movie at hand has plenty in the way of suspenseful set pieces and impressive monster on monster battles, it’s also improbably goofy. So much so that I almost feel that the marketing for the film is a bit of a bait and switch. This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but Godzilla seems trapped at the halfway point. It should either lean into or away from these inclinations, but it does neither. The result is a mildly diverting mixed bag of a film that only really picks up once we get to the final battle (and an admittedly inspired sequence on a train trestle).

Godzilla still pegs Gareth Edwards as a talent to watch, indicting the practice of setting a release date before finishing a script more than it does any of the creatives involved. While I don’t think this movie suffers from the total wrongheadedness of Roland Emmerich’s 1998 take on the material, it’s likely to be discarded just as quickly. Perhaps even faster. After all, we’re still talking about how bad that film was. This one might just be forgotten.

Official Score

  • Mike Dickson

    You’ve been out of touch with the “franchise,but love the character”?well we all love the character,and us fans have seen all the “franchise”has to offer,as well as the many amalgamations of the character.I don’t know about the rest of my brethren fans,but I wasn’t expecting to see an oscar-nominee worthy film.just a true return to the big screen,without Broderick.I’ll take it,and go from there.after all,he’s the king.

    • EvanDickson

      Read the review again. I said I loved the character in this film. I’ve seen a lot of GODZILLA movies. Just not every single one.

    • Go Jira

      I was expecting to see at least half decent characterisation, in this huge money blockbuster. One of the flaws of the older films was the poor acting, but really, it was just the poor dubbing, let’s face it, if we were Japanese, I bet the actors in the older films were top class at their jobs. Hollywood had the chance to rectify one of the major flaws from all previous Godzilla films, the human element. Sounds like they have just tacked on the human element. So, whilst I will still love seeing the big G again, I will also be disappointed that all that acting talent, and 6 scriptwriters, couldn’t put together some decent characterisation.

  • Caitlyn Gessing-Putz

    Wow. With those last two sentences, Evan Dickson is actually trying to be a real reviewer!

    We’ll see how my judgment aligns with this review soon enough.

  • WarThrash

    Okay so now that the one negative review is in, time to start bringing in the overwhelming positive ones

    • EvanDickson

      There will be a lot of positive ones. I think a lot of people will like this movie, and I totally understand why. If you end up loving it, I think that’s great.

      But I have to be honest about my opinion. Believe me, it’s easier in a lot of ways to write a glowing review. I love loving movies. As it is, I think there is still stuff to recommend here. But for me it’s mixed down the middle.

    • Caitlyn Gessing-Putz

      We all know how acclaimed the journalism is here on Bloody Disgusting!

    • Go Jira

      Er, have you read the Guardian review?

  • ThunderDragoon

    Hmm, interesting. I’m curious whether I’ll agree with this review or go the opposite way with it. Time will tell.

    • EvanDickson

      Good attitude. I really hope you like it. I think a lot of people will. I just can’t lie about being mixed on it myself.

      • Weresmurf

        A fair point. A lot of series have had mediocre starting points and become a lot better as time went by. If this were the starting point of a further series, would you find it acceptable at least?

  • VictorCrowley

    I fully anticipate having the same overall opinion of “better than ’98, but still not quite what it should be”. While no one’s negative review can stop me from approaching a film with an open mind, I’d be lying if I said I expect a great flick (seriously, what Godzilla movie qualifies as a fantastic overall film outside of the original?). Mainly, what I want is to see Godzilla done with some justice by American filmmakers. I feel they started off on the wrong foot by going the lazy CGI route with him for this, but I do however get the sense that the stink of ’98 will be washed away, which may ultimately be the new film’s main purpose in the end.

    • cruzzercruz

      Yes, because they were going to use a man in a suit? This is 2014, and creating a believable CG Godzilla is the opposite of lazy. It requires hundreds of hours of work from dozens of people across VFX companies. As most people have stated in their review, Godzilla himself looks incredible and the movie is a visual feast. Hardly getting off on the wrong foot.

      This idea that “CG is bad and lazy” is just ignorant. It, like any aspect of a film, needs to be handled with care and done right to be effective.

      • VictorCrowley

        As well as the notion that everyone feels the same way (ignorant). To you, CGI’d Godzilla looks real and ‘visually feasting’. To me, he looks like he belongs in a video game. Not realistic at all.

        It’s popular for people to bash the man-in-suit style, and believe me, I’ll be the first to admit there have been some bad movies featuring craptastic monsters that are obviously (painfully) people wearing suits. But, when the proper work is put into it, it can and has been done effectively, much more so than rendering pixels in place of actually putting something in front of the camera. How’d that work out in 1998?

        • Go Jira

          Half of the Star Trek universe are people with face paint and wigs…..

    • Go Jira

      Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidora, it was genius.

  • Daniel Taylor

    Saw it last night and while it is not perfect, it holds a lot of similarities to Gareth Edwards’ last film, Monsters. The CGI is incredible and there are awesome crowd rousing moments in the film. Huge fan of Godzilla and I am now a huge fan of this film. Bring on some more, hell, tie it in with Pacific Rim.

    • Rob

      that Pacific Rim comment scares me because I’m a Big G fan (the new blu rays are out ppl) but really didn’t like Pacific Rim even though i really wanted too….damn….im worried now lol

      • Daniel Taylor

        I only mentioned Pacific Rim because Legendary owns both the properties. Speaking of the Godzilla Blu-rays, I wish the people who put together the discs would have paired two films from the same eras.

        • Rob

          Oh ok I get you ;) as for the blu rays? yea they really F’d that up haha

  • mickaelmc

    Damn. Well, there’s always the Apes movie.

    • Mormonfraud

      IT IS ONE REVIEW. Calm down!

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Uh, they said “damn,” and you then went all caps. Who needs to calm down?

  • Stitch_101

    This is probably the harshest review I’ve read for the film at this point. Most ever other review posted so far has been good to down right glowing.

    • EvanDickson

      Yep. A lot of people seem to like it. Hopefully you like it as much as many people do!

      • Stitch_101

        I’m cautiously optimistic for the movie. I’m a huge Godzilla fan, but I also know a bad movie when I see it. I’ll save any judgement for when I finally watch it. Who knows, I may end up walking away as disappointed as you were.

    • marklola12 .

      AND? so are you saying because a lot of people like it that someone else cant like it? IDIOT

      • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

        He or she didn’t say that at all. You’re seeing what you want to see in some of these comments or just pulling stuff out of your ass. IDIOT.

      • Stitch_101

        Wow, way to put words in someones mouth. That’s not what I was saying at all. The reviewer is more then entitled to their opinion. I was making a simply observation, nothing more, nothing less. IDIOT!

  • Mormonfraud

    I get the sense this guy was entertained by the 98 “Zilla” version.

    • EvanDickson

      Not really. Like I said, this is better.

      • Mormonfraud

        Not really? Hmmm….that means yes.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoApJpm-J0k King Ding-a-Ling

      Lol I got that sense he was one of those guys who wanted to go against the grain. Like saying Cranston’s character is over the top sometimes or over acting. This is a guy who lost his wife and has been obsessing over a mystery for years and years, how is he supposed to act? Normal? Calm?

  • Guest

    I’ll still be there opening weekend because like Interstellar, this looks to be a promising blockbuster that doesn’t involve superheroes. I’m so sick of people flying around in capes or busting through walls. I like movies about ordinary people in extraordinary situations.

    I can’t picture any normal human being not being enticed by the marketing for this movie. Some idiot Spiderman fanboy in my class had the cajones to rave about TASM2, but then says Godzilla looks eh and that the special fx look eh. What? TASM2 looks like a PS3 game, go home fucker. Your short film sucked anyway. #DSLRcamerasFTW

    • Jake W.

      Ditto on the superhero stuff. I can’t stand those movies.

  • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

    Too bad you didn’t love the movie, Evan. I think with the amount of excitement for this everyone was hoping to leave the theater and scream to the world how awesome this movie was. For anyone who cares the reviews on Shock Til You Drop, Badass Digest and CraveOnline are much more positive. Not to imply that Evan’s is really negative but those reviewers seemed to enjoy the movie more. But as always everyone needs to see it for themselves. Whether a high or low score on Rotten Tomatoes I’m sure as hell gonna go see it and form my own opinion.

    • EvanDickson

      I totally get the positive reviews. I get why people like the movie and don’t fault them for it. Just had to be honest in my review.

      • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

        No, I get that and respect it. I wouldn’t lie about loving a movie just to make other people happy. You know how many times I’ve caught shit for expressing my extreme dislike for Zombie’s Halloween movies? A lot. But I’d much rather be honest about it and get hated on than pretend to love it when I don’t. Besides, it’s not like you completely shit all over the movie and even the reviews I suggested above commented on the problems with the characters and some of the choices but overall they seemed to dig the movie more than you did. Which is fine. I’m not hating. To each their own. I’m just hoping the movie delivers for me.

        • Go Jira

          Zombie’s H films are terrible. Even worse than Resurrection.

          • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

            Amen, brother! Resurrection is awful but I’d honestly rather watch it than either of Zombie’s films.

  • dirtyghettok

    Bryan Cranston… wow, just talk about poor over acting and poor directing throughout the film. Just to make it clear, if you’re looking for a ‘Monsters’ style film, this isn’t it. Gareth Edwards missed the mark on this one. But I’m sure with it being a big budget film he had little control over all of it.

    • FromHeroesToDust

      I’m sure this will be better than Monsters. Monsters sucked.

      • M M

        Monsters was a much better film overall.

        • FromHeroesToDust

          Overall, no it wasn’t. It was boring, tedious and most of all, boring. Godzilla was awesome beginning to end and the monster fights were incredible.

  • Saren Nevac

    With thats fine, all the Godzilla movies have rubbish storylines and acting that was never that great. You watch them for Godzilla only and if he has a lot of great scenes then thats all that matters.

  • John Marrone

    I wont read this review. I think sometimes its better to just sit back and eat popcorn and enjoy the spectacle , than to nit pick and review how a film was made, how good it came out, etc.

    • FromHeroesToDust

      Same here. I just don’t get why people review a movie. Why nitpick it? Like, the dude who reviewed this movie. He straight up said he never cared for the franchise. That right there proves this review was biased. Obviously, Godzilla fans are looking forward to this more than anybody else and it’ll be liked by them more than someone who’s never seen any of the previous movies.

      • marklola12 .

        maybe because its his JOB

        • FromHeroesToDust

          Wow, what a shitty job to have.

  • Jake W.

    The human characters could die in this film for all I care. I’m just there for Godzilla and the special effects with this movie.

    • Evan Dickson

      But why not ask for more?

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        I’ll bet $20 that guy is a Transformers fan. Fuck character development, the three act structure, and probable plot points right? Fucking humans.

        • AlanMorlock

          The three act structure is overrated.

          • Mormonfraud

            It’s also BS. Anyone who says films have to follow a structure is a fucking tool.

        • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

          Dude, I’ve been agreeing with your posts a lot on Halloween lately but come on. Why be concerned with what someone else wants from this movie? If he just wants to see Godzilla fuck stuff up so be it. He’s not saying everyone else should agree.

    • marklola12 .

      ah typical idiot, why would you not want a decent well written story etc as well

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        $20 he enjoys wrestling too.

        • Jake W.

          I don’t, but it honestly sounds better than anything that Ridley Scott directed recently.

          • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

            Just ignore this shit, dude. You feed the trolls, they keep coming back.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            For sure. Back to the bridge he goes.

          • Go Jira

            Prometheus ruined alien.

      • Jake W.

        Lol, how can anyone take you seriously? Your entire comment history is calling people idiots and whining like a bitch. Nobody sees Godzilla to watch the human drama. It’s that simple.

        • Go Jira

          Well in that case, why use top level actors? Why not save some money, that could be invested in showing more of Godzilla, and use nobodies in the human roles? If the human element is so unimportant, why include it at all, and if you are going to include it, why make it sub par when you have the tools and the talent to make it good? It’s called “lazy hack writing”.

      • AlanMorlock

        Markola why are you being such an ass?

        • Guest

          Yeah, this guy is just like those IMDB dipshits who think there so much better because of movies they like. People need to get a fucking life.

      • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

        Yeah, dude, what’s your deal? Let the guy have his view on it.

      • Mormonfraud

        Um, maybe because he is a Godzilla fan and the scripts in those movies do not matter.

        • Go Jira

          Yes, but this a modern day version with millions spent on it and top class acting calibre involved, by all accounts, this should be an oscar worthy production. Remember Aliens? Sure, people went to see the monster kill the marines, but guess what? Those marines were portrayed perfectly, by the time they started to be whittled down by the Xeno, we actually cared for, liked, or despised these people. That’s because the characters were well written and played. That film is 30 years old, is it so wrong to expect anything half decent in a film that cost four times what the a film from the 80s costs?

    • Go Jira

      Well just fast forward to the the last ten minutes and you will be satisfied, by all accounts.

  • Eldritch Love

    Plenty of other reviews to the contrary, but it’s interesting to see someone who didn’t care for it. Even the positive reviews have their reservations about different things. Sounds like this one is a ‘see it for yourself and enjoy what you can.’

  • Justin Cantrell

    I think Bloody Disgusting may be a bit off on this review…All the other reviews that came out today loved it.

    • Evan Dickson

      Some love it, some are mixed. Not sure how an opinion can be “off.”

      • AlanMorlock

        They can certainly poorly argued.

    • marklola12 .

      its someones opinion so im sorry you can not say he is off when its what he thinks…also you have not seen it YET another reason you need to shut up

    • Go Jira

      No they didn’t at best it is described as a “mixed bag”, or “when Godzilla is on screen, it shines, but the rest of the time, the poor script lets it down”.

  • Koreginald

    I wish Dickson had provided a few examples to bolster the claims he makes in the review. Doing so can be difficult – people understandably hate spoilers – but a carefully selected example or two would lend credence to his point of view.

    The film is “improbably goofy.” Ya, how?

    He’s “aghast at some of the decisions (or non-decisions) that were being made” because “these choices squander the impressive array of talent on display.”

    Okay…what decisions?

    I’m sure Dickson has great reasons for his views. I just wish he shared more of them.

    • Evan Dickson

      The entire 3rd paragraph is about those decisions.

  • Don Nascimento

    Evan, are you reporting this to Rotten Tomatoes as fresh or rotten? I mean you have to ask yourself, can a giant monster movie in 2014 be much better than this? And if you grade on a curve, couldn’t I make the argument this is one of the best MODERN monster movies ever made? Think about crap like Transformers, etc. If you report this as Rotten, people will stick it in the same category as those..

    • Evan Dickson

      I’m not sure how I will report. I will say that I liked PACIFIC RIM better as a modern monster movie.

      • Don Nascimento

        The acting and script in Pacific Rim were at times unwatchable. The monsters were amazing though. The typical Top Gun team “rivalry” cliche stuff was eye rolling…

        Maybe the hype of Godzilla was too much and it couldn’t overcome that?

        Could you comment on the acting between Godzilla and Pacific Rim? Surely you don’t think the acting in Pacific Rim was better?

        • Evan Dickson

          I think the acting in PAC RIM fit the tone of the movie better if that makes sense. That movie plays like an army propaganda film (in an intentional way) so the broad strokes work.

          I think the acting in GODZILLA is fine, I just think the script hampers it. The actors aren’t playing characters, they’re playing broadly drawn archetypes that often don’t have a reason to be in any particular scene. Olsen is fine, but wasted. Johnson is fine, but his character is written as a cipher. Cranston is turned up to 11.

          See for yourself though! Maybe it won’t bother you!

          • M M

            While I do agree Cranston was an 11, he still felt like one of the only characters who had any real emotion in the film. I think if the story had followed up throughout I would have enjoyed it more. Johnson was fine, but his character was thin and the motivations for him having his moment at the end was painful. Which to me hurt the wonderful shot of him and godzilla sharing a moment. I wish they had used Olsen better as well.

  • EvanDickson

    A few of you seem ticked off by this review, which is interesting.

    A: It’s just a review. Why does it bother you if someone doesn’t like it as much as a few other people?

    B: 99% of you haven’t seen it yet. How do you know I am wrong?

    C: I spend half the review talking about what *does* work in the film. The monster stuff is great. If that’s all you want, you’ll LOVE IT. I just wanted the other stuff to be at the same level. Why not ask for more? Why not ask that modern blockbuster be more than 4 battle scenes connected by exposition?

    D: Not out to rain on anybody’s parade. If you’re going to see this, I honestly hope you have a blast with it.

    • Jon Bell

      Thanks for the review. I know now that i will be going to see this. For me, Godzilla movies are all about the monster. Ive never seen one (with the possible exception of the original) that i was really impressed with the dialogue, so i wasnt really expecting anything different here. If you had said that the monster was lame and the battles dull, I’d have waited for the DVD release.

      • Go Jira

        The monster is only in it ten minutes at the end….

    • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

      Yeah, it’s just an opinion. People should chill. Everyone needs to see the movie for themselves and make up their own mind rather than get upset over a review that isn’t even all that negative. It’s not like you said “this movie is awful! Don’t waste your money!” And yes, we should ask more from our blockbusters than just destruction. But this is a movie where I personally know what I’m going for. Based on your review and others concerning the characters and such it sounds kind of like Pacific Rim, a movie where the action was awesome but the rest was kind of flat. While it’s unfortunate (I do definitely value interesting characters and stories), I know not every movie is going to succeed in all the areas I want it to and in this case I’m willing to accept that if it means I get to see Godzilla throw down with the other monsters and by the reviews I’ve read so far it seems to deliver on that end.

    • Go Jira

      Well said, mate. I’m a huge Godzilla fanboy however I know a rubbish film when I see one, and the trailers give this away, from the off, it will be ten minutes of good stuff at the end bolstered by 2 hours of dire scripting and poor dialogue. People will rate it highly because it’s slower paced than the average Bay film, but just because it’s slower paced, doesn’t mean human content will be any good. From the trailers I get the impression everyone in this film talks in a near whisper, whilst the sound FX will be jacked up the max.

      All style over substance, with ten minutes of the title character stuck in at the end.

      • Dave Brown

        No offense, ‘mate’, but what you just said makes you just as bad as the people attacking Evan for his negative review. The trailer is the trailer, the movie is the movie. They’re not the same thing. They have two totally different contexts. This is the first negative review I’ve personally read and It’s nice to have perspective. I know, ON THE INTERNET, PERSPECTIVE?

        • Marc Osborne

          “The trailer is the trailer, the movie is the movie. They’re not the same thing.”

          You would hope that a trailer bares at least a passing resemblance to the film it is marketing. Seriously, if you don’t think you can make assumption of a film from it’s trailer what do you think the point of a trailer is?

      • M M

        That is pretty much exactly what this film ended up being. Enjoyed the opening and parts of the ending and that was it. It was mostly slow. The mutos were just ok and the film needed variety (maybe the multi-armed creature we saw in the Vishnu trailer) and most fights were quick cuts to get back to a boring lead character. I really, really wanted to love this movie, but the trailer and the film were very different things indeed. Hopefully the sequel will be the film I was hoping this would be.

    • Aquartertoseven

      Because like with Man of Steel, people want it to be amazing, and anyone that says it isn’t is broadcasting an opinion that is incompatible with their hopes. I personally have never cared for Godzilla and was only fairly excited by the trailers, compared to the likes of X-Men and Dawn, this barely blips on the radar.

    • Pink

      It bothers people probably because alot of people who`s not sure if their gonna see this are now NOT gonna go because a site they trust thought it sucked. That will only lead to poor box office numbers and no more Godzilla movies. Simple as that.
      My thoughts on critics: If 7 out of 10 critics like the movie, chances are the 3 negative poeple`s film taste sucks ;)

      Your not wrong in your opinion …..your just not “right” either…..Different films different taste. But lately It seems I can actually meassure HOW good a movie really is by checking the reviews of it in here. If you guys trash it…I ALWAYS enjoy them. So in that respect I enjoy your reviews :)

      • Marc Osborne

        “It bothers people probably because alot of people who`s not sure if their gonna see this are now NOT gonna go because a site they trust thought it sucked. That will only lead to poor box office numbers and no more Godzilla movies. Simple as that.”

        So, you want a reviewer to lie about their opinion of a film so that a sequel can be made? It’s not a reviewers job to make people see the film, it’s their job to give their assessment of that film.

        If you’re expecting reviewers to not have their own opinion why even bother reading reviews?

    • Evan3

      Well, I’m angry you promised great monster action. Even when they bother to show it… its lame as hell!

  • Bulkapalooza

    I won’t read the review, but seriously? 2 and a half skulls? IGN gave this a 9.0!

    Either way, opinions are opinions. I am stoked as fuck to see this!

    • EvanDickson

      5 out of 10 vs 9 out of 10. Maybe it’ll be a 7 for you.

  • http://www.bloody-disgusting.com MrDisgusting

    I’m super excited to see this, still. I think it looks amazing. I’m going Thursday night, for sure, and will write my own opinion if I feel strongly different than Evan.

    • EvanDickson

      Looking forward to it!

  • Jerry Ferrer

    there will always be flaws in a movie..but I am sure the way Godzilla was presented here will be awesome and satisfying…and that is what the movie is all about..

    • BaldScarlettJohansson

      Says the guy who hasn’t seen it to the guy who has. Classic.

      • jack ryan

        So true.

  • dman99999

    ill believe the 86% on rotten tomatoes over the 2.5 skulls gotta go with the majority over one guy plus i hate to even imagine this movie flopping

    • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

      Not trying to be a dick or anything like that, and I understand where you’re coming from, but I wouldn’t put too much stock in a RT % on the Sunday before the release date, because it’s too early to tell without the majority of reviews coming in. Neighbors started out with a 90% something, and it’s down to 74% now. The new Spider-Man was “fresh” before the US release date, and now it’s rotten.

    • Go Jira

      Out of only 13 people that saw it, a good portion of them disliked it.

    • Aquartertoseven

      Don’t be an idiot, only 10% of reviewers have posted reviews on it, and the average is only 7/10, which is low for something with barely any reviews. I predict a final average rating of only in the 6s, okay but far from anything special. There’s a helluva lot of positive reviews with only 6/10, that’s straddling the line of good.

  • marklola12 .

    what is it with most idiot commenting and getting all babyish because someone did not like it as much as someone else
    listen idiots.. 1 million people can like this movie and 1 not like it…that does not mean that 1 person is wrong
    jesus grow up and get a grip and once you have done that GET A LIFE

    • Marc Osborne

      Apparently we ll have to have the same opinion about films now… or so it seems :/

  • Miles Jones

    wish this fucken movie was good characterwise. they make a CHARACTER DRIVEN movie based on a lifeless atj crappy performance, how are you supposed to like it? and how is “hiding godzilla/teasing the audience” gonna work if your characters are shit? fuck this. Cranston did phenomenal, but fuck atj for being a lifeless brat and the script for pretty much eliminating the good actors usage. Godzilla is cool, but fucken shit Gareth, how are you gonna tease Godzilla if what you transition to is dull fucken ATJ? Hope this shit just stays standalone, Godzilla needs to stay back in it’s hole for 20 years this time, and reboot and hoepfully we get the damn thing right. Gojira has been, and will always be, the best fucken Godzilla movie, it had so much right about it, it had greater depth and symbolism. Fuck this new crap.

    2/5 stars

    • Michael Cella

      Your life gets 2/5 Stars breh

      • Mormonfraud

        He hasn’t seen it. Clearly a Marvel nerd.

        • Miles Jones

          k­­

      • Miles Jones

        i see you speak from personal experience

      • Miles Jones

        “breh”

        lol, save that for 9gag “breh”

  • Full Frontal Squashing

    I have also seen the film, and I thought it was awesome! I did not go into this thinking there was going to be any great characterization. I will not go into a full review, but I will say this, I loved the film for what it was: A GODZILLA film, and a damn fine one!

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    I’ll be there on opening week regardless. I have favorites for critics. I disagree with their reviews, but I’m the one, who makes the choice to go see the movie or not in the end. And more often than not, I make a willing choice to go against their reviews, especially if I REALLY want to see the movie.

    NOTHING (not a shot at you Evan. lol) will stop me from going to see Godzilla. I’ve been dying to see this movies for months, and I might spring for the 3D. lol.

    • Go Jira

      Amen.

  • Adam Paquette

    Can’t wait to see this movie. I will not decide to not see it based on anyone else’s opinion. Even if all I heard was bad reviews I’ll still be there opening weekend to see the big guy.

    • Evan3

      Why? Why support bad film in theaters. If all reviews were bad, why not just pick it up on DVD

      • bdwolfe312

        Because some people like to make decisions on their own? Because some people are such big fans whom have been looking forward to something for so-long and they don’t want to be robbed of the experience? For the same reason I saw “Jason X” in US theatres a year after seeing the UK DVD at home? For a million reasons I could continue to list? I was one of the 12 people that saw “American Psycho” in theatres, and before it was a cult hit, it was a limited release that suffered from initially mixed reviews. Choosing to go out of my way to go that film is one of the best movie-going decisions I’ve ever made, and had I listened to critics, I would’ve “just waited for the video” while the rest of America had yet to even know it existed.

        • Evan3

          I assume seeing American Psycho is one of your best theater going experiences because of how comically awful it is and you saw it writ large? AP is tied for the worst movie I have ever seen along with Revolutionary Road, Catwoman, Reign of Fire, and Transformers.

        • Evan3

          That being said, you make some valid points. I just get frustrated with support of bad films (not that Godzilla is bad per se.

      • schrrodingersdog

        It’s his choice. That’s why

      • Garbageface

        Way to go, dude. With this one comment, you made yourself come off as stupid and short-sighted as the people that were infuriated by your opinion about the new Godzilla movie.

        • Evan3

          I am not Evan Dickson. I am Evan3. I did not write this review (although having since seen Godzilla, it definitely lived down to the worst of the review).

  • http://youtube.com/damienjohn DamienJohn

    Angry fanboys, lol.

    • Mormonfraud

      Says the gay guy from One Erection!

      • http://youtube.com/damienjohn DamienJohn

        No.

      • Chaka Gone

        Your the one in a leotard.

  • Connor David Cooke

    Again, you called Catching Fire the new Return of the jedi, soo, taken with salt.

    • EvanDickson

      Actually I called it the new Empire Strikes Back.

      • Connor David Cooke

        and no less absurd. :/

        • EvanDickson

          They are both hugely popular second installments in sci-fi franchises that appeal to younger people that get darker in that installment.

          • a very British hamster

            Yes but one is very very good and the other is very very horrible, :s

          • EvanDickson

            I know, most STAR WARS movies are indeed horrible.

          • Michael Cella

            I didn’t realize hunger games was Sci fi? By that logic, Harry Potter is more sci-fi than catching fire and gets darker with each installment, sorry you didn’t like godzilla, luckily your opinion does not matter when it comes to a film, that stems from a series of films were people expect the human plot to be complete garbage. The series did not last 50 years because of outstanding acting

          • Evan3

            Dude, that makes no sense. I don’t give a shit about any of the hunger games films or books, but its definitely sci fi. Takes place in the future utilizing technology that is beyond our scope and ability to build. If Hunger Games isn’t sci fi, neither is Bradbury or Orwell.

  • mjm800

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to like this movie. I mean it’s got to be better that any of the Transformers and I thought they were enough for a summer eye candy flicks with lots of BOOM. I’m just not going to take it seriously, turn my brain off and enjoy.

  • Nox Nihilate

    I could get angry at the reviewer for sort of dumping on this film but by the way he covey his points as to what he saw, I have to respect it. Luckily, I can see it and come to my own conclusions.
    One commentor mentioned how there wasn’t a great G-movie outside of the original and the purpose of this is to wash away the stink of the 98 flop. I happen to agree and if that’s done then I’ll settle for that.

  • Michael Cella

    Let’s face it, this movie will be reviewed by people, like the writer of this review, who hasn’t seen all the films, and frankly just doesn’t get the universe at all. Which is ok, I’m sure if I was a reviewer, I would take a large dump on movies he finds enjoyable, just goes to show, reviews are nothing more than a place for people to post horrible opinions that hold no weight. Who is this movie made for? Godzilla fans… We know what to expect, Tom Jones down the block who watches Survivor and Pawn Stars on a weekly basis will not.

  • jack ryan

    I enjoyed reading your review. It comes across as an honest assessment of what you saw on the screen. Seems you’re a bit disappointed and was hoping it would be better. I have read the script and I was not impressed at all. I won’t be paying to see it. I look at it this way – the money I spend on seeing films is more than just a choice. It’s a vote. A vote on movies I want to see more of and less of. That’s the only language Hollywood understands. And I don’t buy into “go see it and decide for yourself”. By that time, it’s too late.

  • Go Jira

    I still can’t wait to see it, though.

  • http://doomas10 doomas10

    Curious about the tone now. The trailers make this a terrifying film and that humans are just tiny little ants around the kaijus. I am going in two days to enjoy this in the whole IMAX experience. Ready for some destruction I am!

  • Jason Bartlett

    What a shit review. Read IGN’s review, it’s better.

    • EvanDickson

      Because it’s more favorable to a movie you haven’t seen?

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        People are just very sensitive because this is a movie every geek has been anticipating. This film in a lot of ways seemed like the Nolanization of the Godzilla lore, and this review didn’t reflect that appearance.

        Stand your ground.

    • dirtyghettok

      It’s a “shit review” because he didn’t say what you wanted him to say? Been coming to BD since the beginning and that’s one thing I’ve always loved about them… they give their honest review. Have you even seen it yet? I have and I have to agree with him on this one. Ahhhhhhh the internets… Where opinions are “shit” if it’s not what you wanted to read. Well, at least that’s a plus for you, you can read. Congratulations!!!

  • hrvstrsrrw

    Wow. I can not believe all of the hate for a review of a movie most of us haven’t even seen yet?! I’ve been a huge Godzilla fan since I was a little kid. I’ve had high hopes for this movie for a while now. This review seems to confirm a lot of what I was worried about going in to it. But seriously folks, it’s one person’s opinion. If you read through some of these comments, yikes! One thing that did stick out is this, one commenter says this movie was “made for Godzilla fans.” Paraphrasing, if I may, Since Evan hasn’t seen every Godzilla movie, he is not “fit” to review this one. This makes absolutely no sense to me at all. You do realize that there have been more bad Godzilla films than good ones, right? One should never have to see one movie to get enjoyment out of another. Yes, it may enhance the experience. However, if a movie is good, it should be able to stand on it’s own. I’m 38 years old. I saw the first Godzilla film when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. I’ve been a fan for a long time. It’s because of this that I will be going to see Godzilla this weekend. But you know what? If I’m disappointed by it, I will tell people I’m disappointed by it. I’m not going to blindly support it because I love a movie that came 60 years ago?!

    Also, just my 2 cents… Catching Fire was actually a really good film. I can totally understand the comparisons to Empire. That’s not to say it’s as good as Empire. It IS to say, one can and should be able to see the comparisons if they view it with an open mind. Just saying… Feel free to bash me now, for having an opinion that differs from yours.

  • Bobby Price

    BD is always dropping turds in someones champagne glass. I could make some examples but since BD “revamped” the website you have to sift through 90 pages of articles instead of just looking something up alphabetically.

  • slifertheskydragon

    I watched it last night

    I agree with a few points mainly about Ken’s lack of a role and literally just being the “fact” guy and the ‘voice of Godzilla’ and also Bryan’s character basically being at level 11 the entire time his character was on-screen. The human characters in this movie are uninteresting and do make some very questionable choices (mainly over the ‘lure’, I won’t spoil what it is) Like Pacific Rim and the Transformers movie I literally give no shits about the human couple character (though Pac Rim did a better job of trying to convince me to care especially by explaining and making Mako’s back story to connect with the other characters better) and found myself groaning every time they kissed or had a ‘moment’. A few things are too predictable though I will give them credit for not falling into obvious cliche traps.

    What the movie does right is Godzilla and the monsters (though the Muto’s designs are a bit too reminiscent of another certain large-monster film), there’s a scene where the animation and his eyes just tell a story that represents this king of monsters in a way that no words can.

  • amol

    the movie does godzilla justice that all i need.

  • Pink

    Hardly ANY movie at all gets a pass on this site! Almost every single big hollywood movie get`s the thumbs down treatment…Why? And that last Paranormal Activity stinker got a great review?!? VHS got rave reviews…..probably the most boring horror film I have ever witnessed.Whats the matter with the people running this site?

    All the “wrong films” gets praise..and all the expensive hollywood movies get`s thrown in the trashcan? COMEOOOON!

    Read all the other reviews thats out there for this film….Almost all of them are very positive! Get your act together B.D!

    • Asa Braden

      They produce the “V/H/S” series, so go figure they get great reviews. I was pretty underwhelmed with “V/H/S 2″ myself. ‘The Marked Ones’ was terrible as well, I couldn’t believe the amount of good reviews I had read.

    • EvanDickson

      We didn’t review VHS you moron. The last PA was a shitload better than PA4. Negative reviews are starting to come out for this. You don’t want me to be honest? Get your act together.

      • woodchuck

        now you’re calling the readers of your site morons, way to go

        • Evan3

          He called that one right anyways. I can’t believe that you are siding with the dude who made a bunch of false claims and was too lazy to verify.

  • dman99999

    well it actually has a 90% on rotten tomatoes now so yea i dont think its gonna drop to the 60′s 35 fresh 4 rotten so far

  • Primeus

    I will be there opening day to see this film. Always loved Godzilla as a kid, and this looks very interesting to me. I have credits that I value in terms of their opinion. I don’t really agree with most of Evan’s reviews. That isn’t a knock to him but I just think we don’t share the same taste in films or our take on them isn’t the same.

    So this review won’t shy me away from seeing the film.

  • Jorge Jaramillo Villarruel

    I don’t get it. You say it’s a bad movie, and you say it’s recommended. Why not make up your mind first, before you write anything?

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    do any of you really care what this review says? evan didn’t like it… so what?! go and watch the movie for yourself (you know you will anyway). half of you will love it and half of you will agree with how he feels about it. there isn’t a movie that 100% of the population loves. so if you don’t want to see someone’s opinion of a movie, don’t read the damn review! this place is getting almost as bad as blabbermouth but at least those users don’t bitch about the site itself

    • James Patrick Bowler

      I feel like the problem is critics are becoming just that…way too critical. Like everything is garbage now. I feel like reviews are becoming an episode of the Simpsons where all the food reviewers give everything a bad rating no matter what.

  • Kwonkicker

    You gave that bullshit Devil’s Due a rave review and it was utter shit. Sorry, your reviews have been tainted since. Seeing this opening night.

    • EvanDickson

      A rave? No.

      • Werefon

        Godzilla will breath on you!

    • James Patrick Bowler

      It was AMAZING.

    • M M

      Just because you don’t agree with the devil review does not negate the fact that the new godzilla was a massive disappointment.

  • Ian Tinnin

    Is there a better horror site these days? I could give a shit about Godzilla, but Dickson’s reviews are so… I just hate reading them. He has a weird perspective on life and movies, and he’s boring to read. I have really liked this site for a long time, and the past couple years, it seems like it’s just become comfort food for people who like 6 or 7 horror franchises and a bunch of hack/shit core metal bands.

    • Red Right Return

      Dread Central.

      • Ian Tinnin

        Good lookin out, Red. I’ll take a look see.

        • Red Right Return

          I’ve always used both sites. There is also Daily Dead, which has less advertising than both the aforementioned. http://dailydead.com/

  • Red Right Return

    Like most people, I will see it for myself. Still, how you gave Devil’s Due a higher rating than Godzilla… It would have to be really really bad for that to even be possible. Devil’s Due was a cross between REC and Paranormal Activity. It was a decent horror movie, but not good. I found it to be boring for the most part.

    By the way, I hate torture porn. Just saying, I think some people have lost what horror movies should be about.

    • James Patrick Bowler

      I could not agree more on so many points…let me start with the horror movie comment. When did seeing intestines being pulled out in 10 minute gory detail become the new standard for horror? Horror doesn’t mean lets put as much blood and guts as we possibly can into this film and make up for the garbage story. Horror to me is psychological, it gets into your head and you’re afraid that if you’re left alone in the house that killer is going to jump out of a closet at you, or if you go into the basement something is going to get you even though you’re a GD 30-year-old man.

      As for Godzilla…I have no idea where people are getting this idea that the story is boring and dull….I don’t want to give too much away here and maybe I’ll put a spoiler warning…are you mad because of that one character’s death? Anyone who saw the movie will know exactly what I mean. Because while I was sort of shocked it made the movie better for me.

      Spoiler alert over….also I really liked how this film went back to the roots of the Godzilla franchise. I’m sorry anyone who is a true Godzilla fan knows that the original films were not about the monster but the people struggling to survive in a world turned sideways. Godzilla was the balance and the monsters he was fighting were the catalyst to chaos. Gareth Edwards truly captured the essence of these films in that sense.

      Would you rather see Godzilla as a ridiculous jumping idiot or have a GD son that talks?

      And honestly to say that Gareth Edwards borderline’s truly impressive is, in my opinion, a completely flawed view. Edwards tries to tell his stories with an underlying message…like in Monsters. It was an amazing film, but because there wasn’t enough explosions and boobs in it everyone hated it.

      Honestly I think that we are all being brainwashed to love anything by Michael Bay.

    • James Patrick Bowler

      P.S. Red Right if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to love it.

  • Werewolf

    He’s got his bad breath and he’s not a GD iguana. Instant hit.

  • http://www.fatmovieguy.com/ Craig

    I couldn’t agree more! Here is my review. http://www.fatmovieguy.com/review/godzilla-movie-review/

  • allen

    Saw it, not going to even waste words on debate. Either Bloody Disgusting needs to fire this guy or he is intentionally like this to generate clickbait and I need to stop coming here.

  • Kwonkicker

    Just got back from seeing this. What in holy FUCK were you smoking??????!!! THIS IS THE GODZILLA FILM WE HAVE BEEN EARNESTLY CRAVING FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!

    From start to finish, EVERY part of this movie is a heart pumping adrenaline ride. This film single handedly put the ‘god’ back in Godzilla. Fuck this review, everyone, go see this film.

    • James Patrick Bowler

      I too would like to know what were you smoking?

      • legolasgarett

        exactly James same here – This is the worst Godzilla movie ever made – I think People just wanted to love the movie and when it released and it was so bad that they didn’t know how to respond.

    • TruthSerum

      I would like a toke of what your smoking personally, because anything potent enough to make this movie seem good has got to be worth the price.

  • 321sponge1

    I completely agree with you Evan. And I’ve always enjoyed your reviews I don’t always see eye to eye, but that’s kind of the point of reviews. You always back up your opinions and that’s all that really matters. We don’t have to share the same opinion for your reviews to be good. But in this case I see things almost exactly the way you did. Some great and genuinely inspired moments and great directing, but the plot
    Was a mess and downright dull sometimes. The progression was so slow when it came to the human counterparts of the story. The monsters had their great moments, but when the movie is trying to have their humans tell the story, its just bad. Anyway, I’m sorry for all the hate people are giving you. People can be so pointlessly aggressive. Keep doing what you and everyone on BD do.

  • Alanmac

    I’m with Kwonkicker! Went to the 7pm imax screening last night and was absolutely blown away! The whole theater was on it’s feet several times applauding and cheering. THIS is the Godzilla movie that we’ve been waiting and hoping for forever! What is someone expecting when they go see this movie? It’s got Godzilla fighting monsters with a human element involved. That’s what we were promised and that’s what was delivered. It’s obvious that Gareth Edwards put more emotion and love and devotion into this film than has been put into probably ANY Godzilla movie. He made this for the fans and for the newbies alike and obviously with the utmost respect to this franchise. I could NOT be more happy with this movie!! It’s a masterpiece!

  • James Patrick Bowler

    Are you sure you weren’t accidentally watching The Other Woman? What you’re describing does not match the movie I saw last night.

  • Yourmommalikesit

    I have to agree with this review, the movie was weak, the script was horrible.

  • Gregory Miller

    Evan, I find your review to be spot on and maybe even a little generous. The problem I see is that every Hollywood blockbuster is passed out to a group of maybe 6 or 7 writers who do everything coming out now. The “human” part of this reboot is even worse than Godzilla 2000. The dialogue was terrible and seemed to only consist of “Where is Godzilla now?” –A question I was beginning to ask myself as the movie just plodded along. They got the monster right with better CGI but that certainly isn’t any great accomplishment as they went for the standard version we are all used to seeing. It’s also unfortunate they used Cloverfield rip offs for our monster to fight instead of bringing in our tried and true favorites like Rodan or even Mothra. I saw this opening day in a crowded IMAX 3D setting and the audience didn’t make a peep even once and there was low grumbling as we all shuffled out. Keep to your guns when doing reviews like you did with this one. I would rather your honest opinion than one slanted to appease the flock of sheep.

    • legolasgarett

      agree 10000%

    • Kwonkicker

      I call major bullshit. Nobody offered a peep? You saw it in IMAX 3D and not one person cheered when the big guy makes his first appearance and delivers an ear splitting roar THAT SHAKES THE ENTIRE THEATER? Atomic breath? Nothing, not one person uttered anything at a discernible decibel?

      Like I said, bullshit. I’ve seen DRAMA films where the audience was responsive. As for Rodan and Mothra, do some fucking homework: They couldn’t get the license and buy the rights from Toho studios. Even if they could, so what they used different monsters? You just complained they did a Cloverfield ripoff and now say you want tried and true favorites like the classic monsters?

      • Gregory Miller

        Actually, I lied. I myself yelled “Yeeaaah” when I saw his tail nubs starting to light up for his atomic breath. That “Yeeaah” resounded alone around the auditorium and came back to mock me.

      • Christopher Moss

        I saw it 3 days after release to a packed theater and had the same experience. No-one was excited, it was all so predictable and the movie felt like it was on rails the whole time, just shuffling through scenes. When everyone was leaving I remember the same low grumbling as we all shuffled out.

      • M M

        The first reveal would have been great if they hadn’t almost immediately cut away to the next day and forgot a fight was going on.

        There were definitely cheers with the fire breath. It was one of only a few awesome scenes in that movie.

      • Marc Osborne

        It happens – sometimes (somehow) you just get really quiet audiences. I saw Grindhouse with a cinema audience that didn’t react at all.
        As for Godzilla, I have no idea, I wasn’t paying attention to anyone else – though I accidentally let out at least two “fuck, yeah!”s, so my audience wasn’t completely quiet :p

  • THEComedyholligan

    This review was spot on. I hated every minute passed the first 20 min.

  • woodchuck

    maybe the makers of Godzilla should have bought up all those ads on this site like the makers of that piece of crap, Devil’s Due did. Godzilla was exactly what a Godzilla fans wants to see and the 3D was awesome. I still like Bloody Disgusting for news, but you guys have completely sold out when it comes to reviews, obviously good reviews go to the highest bidder

    • M M

      No godzilla was not what fans wanted. It was a cheesy military film that happened to have some monsters in the background. And I think godzilla was in there at some point as well….

  • jthomas09

    Needed more monsters and less people. The glorification of the military was annoying. And why didn’t he use fire-breath in the first place?

  • legolasgarett

    Excellent review – Bang on – Dickson – you have got it spot on – In fact you have been kind – I wud have given it one star.

  • MegaSolipsist

    I think the 98 Godzilla looked better than the 14 one. Let me just explain that statement.
    I did enjoy the 98 Godzilla, because that was everything a giant reptile should be. He was lean and fast and dangerous, whereas this one is just fat.
    He looks like they took the 98 Godzilla and inflated him to make him bigger, but kept the head the same size, which just looks stupid to me.
    In my opinion, the 1998 Godzilla looked like a giant velociraptor (which I think is freaking awesome) whereas this one looked like a reptilian sumo wrestler.

    • Jp Carandang

      it seems that you don’t have any idea what the real godzilla looks like. and btw the 98 monster was called zilla and not godzilla. The 14 zilla looks exactly the same as the original and real japanese godzilla. so if your opinion states that the 98 one was better then i’m okay with that but all i’m saying is that the 14 one was the original one because the 98 one was not realistic at all

      • MegaSolipsist

        The 98 one WAS realistic. It wasn’t like the original Godzilla design, but it was physiologically accurate, which is part of why I loved it. Personally, I think we shouldn’t have to stick to original design which only looked that way because they had to fit a guy in there. With modern special effects we can make Godzilla realistic and I don’t think the 2014 one managed that, but that’s just my opinion.

      • Ben Statham

        Regardless of how disappointed fans were with the ’98 remake it is still Godzilla. Not some cop-out Zilla name change someone made up because they got butthurt. The title is called Godzilla, it was licensed under Godzilla. It IS Godzilla.

  • Curmudgeon

    6/10

  • Justin Cantrell

    After seeing the movie…im sorry to say…I agree with Evan on this review….

  • Canucklehead

    Saw this today….an excellent monster movie. The humans well….not so much…but when you do the monsters this well, I can forgive that.

  • Adrian Bailey

    I hated it. I was bored and actually fell asleep a few times. There was not enough Godzilla. You only see his back spikes most of the movie. The final battle was the best part and it wasn’t great. Pick any battle of giants in Pacific Rim and it was 100x better that the Godzilla battle. The Monsters he fought were boring and generic. Too much story that you didn’t really care about…Again…hated it…

  • Stefano Corleone

    With you 100% on this one Evan. I thought I was the only person in the world who didn’t genuinely enjoy it. Good to know that i’m not some crazy outlier lol.

  • Ben Statham

    I walked out of the cinema feeling like I had watched a movie about some guy called Ford and not a film called Godzilla, I think Godzilla had like 8 minutes of screen time in the whole 123 minute film… The most interesting Human character died in the first 15 minutes…
    There is no credibility, no logic, nothing in this film other than some really cool action sequences and roars. All the dialogue was so cheesy and the way they just dropped his name ‘Godzilla’ like that… The ’98 version did a much better job of building up to it.

    Also the creatures made no sense. I realize it is Godzilla but why bother trying to explain something if you just can’t? How many eggs did those MUTOs lay? Hundreds? If they hatched and grew to adulthood what kind of World could sustain such creatures? Makes no sense. And the best they could come up with was that they’re all prehistoric.

    But the biggest sin in this film? Making it another ‘Muricha saves the day load of crap! Especially when the very idea of Godzilla was inspired by one of the greatest war crimes in history, one that America is responsible for.

    Pacific Rim made a Million Times more sense.

  • ThisJustIn

    I’m not sure what ANY of the people that didn’t enjoy this movie are using as a frame of reference. Do movies about giant monsters have to have credibility and take risks? Would it have been cool? Sure. But does it make it as bad as 80% of the comments say it is? Hell no. What it REALLY sounds like is that A LOT of people couldn’t drop their preconceived notions about what they wanted the move to be and enjoy it for what it was. You, know, because we all know better than the people that made the movie.