I’m having a nostalgic blast watching the KaiJulyRoarth Godzilla movie marathon! Now, I love the old school classic Godzilla films, but I also really like the 2014 Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures version!
I just re-watched the original 1954 Godzilla and truly am of the opinion that the 2014 version tastefully acknowledges the significance of Godzilla while bringing the story to modern-day.
Now, of course, I do have some minor gripes but nothing that causes me to dislike the film. Without treading into spoiler territory, I just want to say I wish we would have seen more of Bryan Cranston.
I really enjoyed seeing Godzilla be portrayed as an unlikely hero, saving humanity and the world from the Kaiju, uh, M.U.T.O. that were wreaking havoc!
Personally, it was a slightly morbid treat to see (wIrgun the realm of cinema) two of my former hometowns get leveled by Godzilla and the M.U.T.O. – The island of Oahu, Waikiki area gets flooded and San Francisco gets demolished!
I really enjoyed the soundtrack on this movie as well. Composer Alexandre Desplat did a great job with the music score! The main theme has that classic B-Movie Monster film feel!
I felt emotional the moment where Godzilla was approaching the Golden Gate bridge and he was trying to save the children on the bus. “Godzilla is a hero, stop shooting him, army dudes!” Was what I thinking on the inside as I was trying to act like an adult on the outside. My favorite moment of Godzilla 2014 has got to be the build up to the….
Now back to the classics!