Everything tagged with “Godzilla”

  1. Godzilla

    A film of enjoyable moments hamstrung by deadweight characters.

  2. Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla

    I'm a big fan of Gareth Edwards' debut feature Monsters, a low-key character piece that eschewed extravagant set-pieces in favour of some smart world-building, showing how humanity could adapt to live with a passively-invasive, natural force. There's some of that in Godzilla with the positioning of the monsters as barely-seen background forces for so much of the film, but, while the spectacle impresses, the film is weakened by bland and forgettable characters.

  3. Trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla

    I really enjoyed Gareth Edwards' Monsters in 2010, which saw Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able as a mismatched couple trying to work their way back to America through Mexican territory infested by alien creatures, so I was already sold on Godzilla. What interests me about this trailer is that it feels like it's the first action film in a LONG time not to use the Inception-style foghorn effect, instead using what sounds like the score from 2001: A Space Odyssey, specifically the score played during the monolith's first appearance in 2001 (about three minutes in to this video). It gives Godzilla a proper other-worldly feel to it; this isn't just another film where something big's going to turn up and smash things; this is something different.