Oh Yeah.. The Alpha Predator is back… and he has swagger.
Godzilla films across the years have often come and go, and frankly some should have never of come in the first place. Yet unlike its predecessors this American Godzilla film packs as much swagger as the great monster himself.
The story traces the origins of Godzilla, and the passion of a few scientists tasked with guarding the secrets of Godzilla’s very existence. However one smart engineer, Joe Brody (Cranston), who works for a Japanese nuclear power station suspects there is more to the odd occurrences around his plant and the subsequent disaster. Fueled by the loss of his wife during this disaster, and the desire to understand what has happened, Brody spends the next 15 years of his life discovering the truth.
Brody’s son however has moved on and has joined the military, leaving his father to spiral into his self obsessed world. After Brody is arrested a forced family reunion creates the backdrop to the revelation that all is not what is seems, and Brody’s suspicions were well founded.
What ensues is a battle between ancient monsters and a world powerless to stop carnage that spreads right across the entire Pacific Ocean. Its a tale of nature fighting to bring balance, the lack of power humanity has and the trust it must extend to ensure survival.
While the film still has an element of tackiness it is in fact far more entertaining than what i had anticpated. Lets face it the 1998 Roland Emerich version of Godzilla left us all wondering why great monsters have to die in Hollywood, at the hands of terrible story telling. HOWEVER Rejoice people… for Gareth Edwards has directed a Godzilla film worthy of the mighty monster. It delivers a steady paced tension alongside the odd tacky B grade movie moments, and ultimately gives Godzilla the platform to bring balance to the planet.
This is definitely one film for the Pool Room. Its immensely watchable and damned entertaining.