Godzilla 1985 (1985)
as Steve Martin
as Prime Minister Mitamura
as Minami, Geologist
as Naoko Okumura
as Kamijo, Cameraman
as Director-General of Environment Hidaka
as Member of Power Plant
as Hayashida, Biologist
Critic Reviews for Godzilla 1985
Audience Reviews for Godzilla 1985
The first entry in many years in a refreshed, rebooted series of monster films is a good entry that brings back elements of old and updated elements which make for a fun and entertaining picture. This is a good reboot that truly erases the mistakes of many of the couple of efforts aside from the final two in the original series. Even with a rejuvenated plot, action and thrills, one must ask how far can the Godzilla franchise go in creating new movies that are better than most in the series. Anyhow, this film is entertaining and has a good plot that is sure to entertain monster film fans. The film is imperfect of course, but with an absence of Godzilla, the filmmakers were able to recreate an iconic monster and add a bit more seriousness to its silly content. Obviously it still includes the bad overdubbing an absurd plot, but that's the fun of it. I really liked it, and it turns to be a decent entry that just manages to be mindless fun that might appeal to fans of the series. Although flawed, it is far better than others that have appeared and it should be seen at least once. The film has traditional elements of the original classic and modernizes it for an 80's audience. The film is imperfect, but it has everything that you've come to expect, it's a monster film through and through and it is a must see for genre fans that are looking effective thrills from start to finish.
Just saw the original Burr-less Japanese version. Fan-friggin-tastic; second only to the original "Gojira"! Hopefully we'll see a proper DVD/Blu-ray release soon.
I saw the original Japanese version. It was fantastic. This is a reboot to the dark and destructive ways of Godzilla. Sure, I enjoyed the time spent with aliens, robots, other monsters etc. But it was nice to take it back to basics. In context of the movie, this is the first time Godzilla has been spotted since the 1954 original. Here, he is a mistake of the humans, and he's here to smash shit up, not protect it. The film is more reminiscent of disaster movies of the era. The Towering Inferno sprung to mind. The film jumps around from scientists, to the Prime Minister of Japan. We get some hard issues to face, as Japan must argue with Russia and America on whether to use nuclear weapons to destroy Godzilla. The effects are incredible. A new suit brings Godzilla to life once more, plus some shots of a detailed animatronic version. The sets are remarkable in their detail and realism. This feels like Godzilla tearing through buildings, and not just models. If you want to keep your Godzilla films serious and dark, just watch the original and this.
Godzilla 1985 Quotes
|Steve Martin:||Nature has a way sometimes of reminding man of just how small he is. She occasionally throws up the terrible offspring of our pride and carelessness to remind us of how puny we really are in the face of a tornado, an earthquake or a Godzilla. The reckless ambitions of man are often dwarfed by their dangerous consequences. For now, Godzilla, that strangely innocent and tragic monster, has gone to earth. Whether he returns or not or is never again seen by human eyes, the things he has taught us remain.|