Monday, October 6, 2014

Godzilla

I was really looking forward to this movie!  I watched the old black and white Godzilla movies when I was a kid and remember them fondly.  I was hoping this one would bring back those feelings – it didn’t!  I liked Godzilla himself, but it felt like he was hardly even in the movie – the movie is over 2 hours long and his screen time comes in at a whole 10 minutes.  I was also NOT impressed with the “monsters” he was fighting – giant spider/cockroach type things?  Really???  When one hatches and starts looking for a mate, they’re calls and emitting of electromagnetic pulse shockwaves “awakens” Godzilla to come out of the sea and try to destroy them.  It all just felt VERY long!  And other than the short action/fight scenes toward the end, it was pretty boring, which I didn’t think I’d ever be saying about Godzilla.  The acting was horrendous, the storyline was almost non-existent, and I really didn’t even care who lived or died in the end.  The more I think about it, the less I liked it!  I really do like Godzilla, but this movie could have been SO much better!!!