HedorahLives wrote:The main good thing is that this is a magnificient reboot of Godzilla's character. I like the cheesy 70s films too, but the franchise had hit the fan. A different direction was needed. IMO, Toho handled it the best way they could. Restoring the beast to his less cuddly roots (while not making him completely villainous) was a great idea, akin to how Batman became necessarily darker in the late 80s. The restarted timeline was also a good idea.
I also dig Godzilla's look. Always struck me as the bridge between the later-day Showa Godzilla and his future Heisei design.
Respect was also further restored to the creature and this movie is full of numerous memorable scenes (Godzilla sneaking up on the plane, the battles with the Super X, Godzilla's grand unveiling, the climax at the volcano, Godzilla dropping the helicopter that causes a chain reaction of explosions, Godzilla slaughtering the JSDF at Tokyo Bay). The monster action is pretty classic.
Any uber-seriousness the film attempts is thrown out the window once the Super X is introduced.
The human characters had potential and kept me entertained for the first half four. I liked the main scientist too (though I always struggle to remember the character's name).
Oh and the cold war stuff leaves me...err...cold, but at least there was attempt to show that Godzilla attacking Japan wasn't happening in an international vacuum.
Arrow wrote:Any uber-seriousness the film attempts is thrown out the window once the Super X is introduced.
I thought it was a good idea and done fairly belivably, if not entirely realistic.The human characters had potential and kept me entertained for the first half four. I liked the main scientist too (though I always struggle to remember the character's name).
You're thinking of Dr. Hayashida, played by Yosuke Natsuki. But I found most of the human scenes to be pretty boring. The acting is mostly ranges from mediocre-to-terrible and the characters themselves are mostly forgettable. One of the things that really made the original work were the characters, which pulls RoG down when it tries so hard to be Godzilla.
Overall, I just can't get into this one.
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