Godzilla Reviews

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March 6, 2019
The film suffers exposition overload and the plot threads unravel somewhat; the script by Max Borenstein veers off in one direction too many. This is no fault of the cast, a solid mix of the veteran and the new.
February 1, 2019
While I might not have been as gleeful as my cohort at Godzilla's appearance, I'll admit I was cheering him along, too. Silently, of course.
August 21, 2018
Like a kid who knows their older sister's downstairs slumber party was way more fun than being forced to stay in your own room that night, we the audience are forced to follow the bland when we know there are exciting things happening nearby.
April 1, 2017
... with a cast and crew as strong as this, Godzilla should have been more than a disposable Hollywood blockbuster.
June 15, 2016
Olive Oyl once sang a love song about Bluto. The refrain was, 'He's... laaaarge.' And there you have Godzilla in a nutshell. He's large, and the movie's largely a crashing bore.
March 4, 2016
This monster movie is more vanilla than wasabi.
January 5, 2015
The script suffers from a lack of pathos and is littered with cookie-cutter characters played by terrific actors who collectively have nothing to do but spew expository dialogue, breathe heavy and look befuddled.
January 5, 2015
A bit of a mess.
January 5, 2015
Giant, radioactive lizards deserve better.
August 6, 2014
This reboot, for some un-godzilla-y reason, doesn't want to admit it's a creature-feature B-movie. Serious actors seriously try to make their running-down-a-corridor or obsession-with-a-contaminated-site or stares-at-a-monster very dramatic and believable
August 1, 2014
Cranston is our true hero, Godzilla our anti-hero, and they get the bum's rush in favor of flat depictions of other characters and creatures we've seen so many times before...
August 1, 2014
It has wonderful visuals and some terrific beats, yet has little-to-no story with woefully thin and passive characters.
June 30, 2014
While there's not much genuine tension along the way, the film manages a few clever twists within its mainstream framework that allow it to escape some of the pointless pitfalls of many other remakes.
May 28, 2014
Sure, there's something to be said for teasing an audience... ratcheting up anticipation of what's eventually to come. But at some juncture - much earlier than director Gareth Edwards intends - Godzilla needs to stop being an extra in his own movie.
May 26, 2014
A lot of descriptive words can be used to critique the new Godzilla, but the last one I ever expected to use was 'dull.'
May 23, 2014
Nothing can top the original. This one is geared to the teenaged audience brought up on video games. Instead of a meditation on nuclear perils, it is "Transformers" type junk.
May 23, 2014
The stunning CG creatures are far more entertaining than the humans they play second fiddle to.
May 21, 2014
If devastation porn is your cup of tea, this is the picture for you. That's all it has to offer-just monster-on-monster, building-bashing action like you haven't seen since maybe last week.
May 18, 2014
Disappointingly dull.
May 18, 2014
Dull and wanting with a misdirected focus on clich human drama instead of kaiju stomping. Those unfamiliar with Godzilla might enjoy, but it's not what it should have been. After 60 years in showbiz, doesn't the King of the Monsters deserve more?
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