One of the most well known monsters is back. Godzilla returns, in all his computer generated glory, for a retelling of the story.
After a brief introduction to cover the backstory, during the opening credits, we plunge in to the life of Joe Brody, where the scene is set for the fight ahead. Move forward in time, and Brody’s son Ford is now a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and as the events of the film unfold, we are treated to a story of reconciliation between father and son, an epic fight with massive creatures, and a tale of courage.
The effects in Godzilla are astounding. Not the creature effects, but the result of those creatures destructive tendencies. There’s the usual American bravado, as the military moves in to save the day, and fight the big fight.
That aside, Godzilla is a great improvement on it’s predecessor, and tells an entertaining story. There is a different take on the title creature too, and keen-eyed viewers should pick up on this pretty early in the film.
Godzilla is a special effects laden story of human nature, how we overcome our differences, and work together, when there is a threat to our existence., Fans of creature movies will flock to this one, but there is something for every type of viewer in the film.
Godzilla opens 16 May 2014 in South Africa.