Or maybe they themselves are severely lacking in brainpower and do not understand the level of trash in what they spew out. Also, when they do attack they fire some light weaponry and maybe a tank gun or two against it. Bryan Cranston is impressive as the family father and science guy. Unfortunately, this was pretty much the only good part in the entire script. And do not get me started on the hair-brained scheme of luring out the monsters to the sea with a nuke.
A heavier blanket of secrecy is applied. But with that comes the annoyance that the good technical craft within the piece has previously been used sparingly, the decision to put bland characters at the forefront instead of cinema's most famous monster proving to be a huge error. They follow the creatures around until they reach civilization. Back in 1954 Ishirô Honda introduced to the film world Gojira, a creature that is still today seen as viable cinematic interest. The entire plot is basically the same unintelligent mess. Now, it has to be said that the bar, since the most recent attempt by Roland Emmerich in 1998 which was hilarious at best wasn't set particularly high, to say it nicely.
Consequently, the only real threat they pose is the massive destruction they cause in big cities and obviously, the human lives that become casualties by default. But for each such action, thousands of human lives are lost, and tens of billions of dollars of real estate value are zeroed out. Watch the film; you can't miss it. Only a scientifically ignorant idiot writes something like that. It's because of this that there is never any real sense of threat or danger.
If millions of people were at risk I think it is not a very far fetched belief that the military would throw everything they had at the threat. Maybe, just maybe, it's time to let sleeping atomic lizard's lie? The object turns out to be living, breaks much of the containment apparatus, and causes widespread tragedy. That is — so long as you go into it with popcorn-level expectations. A huge monster have broken through the walls of a nuclear waste facility leaving a whole big enough to drive a battleship through and no one would have noticed until some marines goes around and inspects the doors on the inside? True to tradition in Godzilla movies, human activity is depicted as futile. Or of course there's always Kong to join the fray for franchise steering purpose.
First then do they actually try and do something. While Ford helps out Joe, the object a 'muto' revives, breaks free this time, and flies away, leaving even more destruction and death than in years before. Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Imdb Rating 6. In Godzilla scriptwriter Dave David Callaham should have a special dishonourable mention for ruining a promising movie. Again, you have to be pretty unintelligent to write a scene like that.
In the opening sequence, Joe Brody, his wife Sandra and son Ford are in Japan. In the end, what we're left with is billions of dollars worth of collateral damage and a big-ass monster who's really kind of a nice guy. Ford gets a call from Joe, then goes to Japan to get him out of jail. Gojira, in spite of being a man in a rubber suit monster movie, is a smart and feisty film. It thrills and opens up the eyes and ears considerably, and fans of all things Zilla will get goosebumps upon the arrival of the charge and breathing of nuclear fire sequence.
Estimated gross revenue as of 01jan2015: States, 200. I knew this immediately when it happened and in the end I realised that I had been correct. Aaron Taylor-Johnson does his best at looking very serious and all grown up since his Kick-Ass days, although I am certain that this is definitely one of his less compelling roles. Until the finale that is… It takes a long time to get there, but thankfully saving the pic from below average hell, it's not a let down. Death in the family, trauma leading to obsession over finding the truth surrounding the circumstances. Something happens around one third into the movie that is a pivotal turning point in the story.
From this point on, it's out with the story and in with the action. The rest of our efforts catalyse the monsters to rain down more destruction on human cities and military personnel. Okay, so with all this ranting, why did I give the movie as much as 6 out of 10 stars? Aaron Taylor-Johnson's performance was both boring beginning and believably heroic toward the end , so I ended up liking him. He does in the mutos in order to get back to his snooze beneath the Pacific. He just knows something is up concerning some big beastie and he won't let up until he figures it out. Vivienne Graham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ford Brody, Carson Bolde as Sam Brody, David Strathairn as Admiral William Stenz, Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody. The human plot strands feature the usual secretive government suits mixing with science guys, all looking worried or running around in a fretful state.
Our hero even shares an intimate moment of eye contact with Godzilla in the end. Tapping into an oppressive nuclear age via moody atmospherics, whilst simultaneously imbuing plenty of creature feature carnage, it got the balance right. Ishiro Serizawa, Juliette Binoche as Sandra Brody, Sally Hawkins as Dr. The case could be made that Godzilla in this film, as in many others, is indifferent to the fate of the human race. 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. When it started I first thought, oh no not the blame nuclear power scare again. What a load of bullocks! All they want is nuclear energy and a place to breed.
Characters are many, and they take up a good portion of the film, unfortunately very few of them are interestingly written, which is a shame given the pic is packed with acting talent. The movie started of with the obligatory nuclear power plant scenes. In fact, the story revolving around the main characters is pretty dramatic from the get-go. The mutos' activity awakens Godzilla from his long slumber in the Pacific. The spoken word is in English, with some sub-titled Japanese.