Friday, 16 May 2014

Quickie: Godzilla (2014)




21 comments:

  1. Great Quickie. I saw it last night and I agree with everything you sad. The music at the end was fucking terrible though.

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  2. I'm loving this sudden spate of quickies to make up for the moderate period of absence.

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  3. Thanks for the very serious spoiler alert. I'm probably going to see the movie in a few hours so I'll have to watch the rest of your review later.

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  4. MrFahrenheit2k16 May 2014 at 12:24

    I don't know, Adam. To me it was a bore fest and the characters were just not interesting enough. I understand what they did there by not showing Godzilla all the time, and it did paid off when he finally showed up. But they filled the rest of the movie with good actors delivering bad dialogs. Cranston did a great job with his acting, but really what he does is just shouting "my wife is dead, I deserve answers, damn you all to hell!!11" all the time. And Taylor-Johnson's character is just not convincing enough. He's a typical modern action hero: he's brave and simple man with a good heart, he's a family man, he do a couple of things that saves the day and reunites with his family — and that's pretty much it. Ken Watanabe is just bad in this movie. It's not his fault, he had nothing to work with — just a couple of lines about the nature and something else. The general is also not very interesting. I know, they've tried not to do a typical "evil military man that just wants to bomb things" type of character. But in the end he did just the thing that the "evil general" would do: "well, professor, you may sound wise, but I need to do as the instruction says". So, he was a waste, really. The movie could easily get rid of this character. Science nerd in me was enraged by awfull "science" in this movie. Yes, the thing with EMI was reasonable, but everything else is not. In scientific terms Godzilla simply cannot exist because of he will collapse under his enourmous weight. So, stop throwing "science" at us, it's not necessary for the plot and just sound stupid. All in all, I was dissapointed, but I can see why you liked the movie.

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  5. the tsunami scene was in Hawaii not japan!!!

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  6. Jacob Amick Yo16 May 2014 at 19:08

    Just got out of the theater a bit ago, and the film honestly surpassed my expectations for the usual CGI/gore porn fest Hollywood throws at me during the summer months. I thought it was well cast, and carefully directed so as to never lag too long during the exposition, or Monster teases. I wish more movies showed this kind of restraint, 'cause it was refreshing to not have my senses pummeled. I agree with your 7/10 review, and annoyance over the random white family in Japan. I'm biased, being a huge fan of the series since childhood, so for me this is a personal 10/10. Godzilla has never had a better on-screen presence, and fans will not be disappointed.

    To people bitchin' 'bout the main male protagonist: The intent of that character was clearly to give the audience a perspective to view the monster, and the events surrounding his arrival from. He was developed to a decent extent, and I honestly feel that if he'd been given any more dialogue or personal exposition, he would've ceased to be the "everyman' character a Godzilla movie needs. Look at Matthew Broderick from that shit Godzilla flick. Is that what you want?

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  7. Godzilla will collapse under his own weight? That's fucking stupid. Go read a book, because for a science nerd you're a fucking idiot.
    Ahem, I mean, your opinions are your own and they don't bother me :D

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  8. If Godzilla had an exoskeleton, maybe he'd collapse... Or a really heavy back-pack... Or if he had to carry a second Godzilla on his back...
    Nah, that's silly

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  9. MrFahrenheit2k16 May 2014 at 19:48

    There's a limit in size of living creatures due to gravity. http://www.dinox.org/sizelimit.html

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  10. Yea this is really important. The Tsunami scene definitely happened in Hawaii, they were on a beach wearing leis. Almost everyone that they showed in that whole sequence was white. The only people who were showcased that weren't white was a Japanese family, so really the film did do a pretty good job of adding in some diversity. This movie wasn't even close to white washed. There were so many people speaking Japanese in the first 20 minutes of the film, and they didn't even add subtitles.

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  11. Joey Hollywood16 May 2014 at 21:11

    Oooo! That scene was in Hawaii, people are gonna be assholes

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  12. Don Knotts' fat son16 May 2014 at 22:17

    ^That's a theory, yo. And, by far, not a proven one.
    Godzilla carryin another godzilla lolol

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  13. that's frank darabont for you. he saved the screenplay from development hell when they handed it to him. anyone else would have fugged it up, badly.

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  14. MrFahrenheit2k17 May 2014 at 07:00

    There's nothing complicated in this theory, it's simple mathematics and basic laws of physics. Godzilla simply cannot be strong enough to support his own weight based on his muscles volume. And his bones and tissue just can't grow properly without breaking. Godzilla is a fantasy creature and it should stay that way. There's no need to explain his nature in detail. There's plenty wrong with them explaining how it consumes radiation, and monsters eating nuclear warheads is just ridiculous. Like, how can they sense radiation from it in the first place, when its sealed inside in order to not harm humans carrying it? Why would they eat a nuclear warhed? The scientists in the movie said that the Earth was just 10 times more radioctive in the past. I doubt that a 100 million years ago there was nuclear warheads growing on trees, so the MUTOs can develop their mating ritual based on passing a warhead from one to another. It's just makes no sense. Leave the explanations behind the frame. "Inception" did not explained how the suitcase works. It just works and it's fine. If they started to explain it "scientificly", they'd ruin it.

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  15. I usually agree with just about anything you say, because I Feel the same way, but the tsunami was in Hawaii, not Japan.

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  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cesaPTik_Q

    I hope you feel stupid today.

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  17. Great review, but I am somewhat bothered by the amount of time that you spent complaining about the seen in Hawaii because you mistook it for Japan.

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  18. He often doesn't really pay attention to movies, it seems.

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  19. MrFahrenheit2k19 May 2014 at 20:23

    Well, my friend is also a die hard Godzilla fan since childhood, and he hated the movie. It's all a matter of taste and expectations, I guess.

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  20. It's funny he'd spend about 2 minutes of his video talking about avoiding Japanese speaking actors that he didn't notice something so obvious. It was a new scene in the movie, set in Hawaii, the actors even wore leis around a Hawaiian beach set but he must've been too busy taking notes on his discontent to pay attention to the scenes of the movie. Plus, Brian Cranston's character spoke lots of Japanese (and his son a bit too), the only part of that argument I'd agree with is the Japanese kid on the train who never spoke, nor was spoken to in his assumed language.


    I'd give it 8/10

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  21. I just realized that the background music in this is the music from the Krusty Krab training video.

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