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With just enough human drama to anchor the sweeping spectacle of giant monsters smashing everything in sight, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla satisfyingly restores the franchise's fire-breathing glory. Read critic reviews

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Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe (Bryan Cranston). Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

Cast & Crew

Ken Watanabe
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Sally Hawkins
Dr. Vivienne Graham
David Strathairn
Admiral William Stenz
Richard T. Jones
Captain Russell Hampton
Gareth Edwards
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Max Borenstein
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Patricia Whitcher
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Alex Garcia
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Yoshimitsu Banno
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Kenji Okuhira
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Seamus McGarvey
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Owen Paterson
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Bob Ducsay
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Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Alexandre Desplat
Original Music
Grant Van Der Slagt
Supervising Art Direction
Dan Hermansen
Art Director
Ross Dempster
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Kirsten Franson
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  • Apr 23, 2021
    Silly Loud confusing and mainly plotless. The film is over dark and hard to see and the Special effects are clever but the old films made the monster more endearing!
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2021
    Gareth Edward was a perfect choice to bring back Godzilla after his fantastic feature debut Monsters Bryan Cranston, fresh off the Breaking Bad series, plays an over-the-top crazed father to Aaron Taylor-Johnson's lead protagonist Ford Brody. Cranston's hair must not have grown back from Breaking Bad because his wig looks terrible -- like his performance. Frankly, it makes the first act tedious before he thankfully is killed off. His son and the film's lead Ford is luckily played in a much more understated manner making him likeable and grounding the movie a bit from Ken Watanabe's and Sally Hawkins' scenes of bug eyed stares and stupid exposition. You don't get a glimpse of Godzilla until nearly the first hour mark and the slow reveal is fantastic. And you don't see him again for awhile until he shows up at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in one of the best scenes of the movie. The movie meanders a lot in the middle act between two many locations that feel like filler. But it's all a setup for an excellent final act and showdown in San Francisco. The special effects are good and you can actually see what's going on in the fights and destruction, unlike the sequel. My favorite scene, even with all the rest of the rampaging, is where the paratroopers skydive into San Francisco and you see Godzilla fighting a MUTO in a POV from their goggles. The payoff is worth the long wait to the end.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2016
    Not a perfect film. But Godzilla is great popcorn entertainment with great performances especially from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and more. As well as having a very well written story and script. Godzilla like I said might not be perfect but it still delivers what we want.
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  • May 20, 2015
    Godzilla is a good watch apparently not because of the screenplay but because of its grand visual and audio effects, its action-packed scenes, and for being an overall enjoyable film.
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