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Bettie's Box Office: Godzilla Review
Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 10:32 PM CDT
A monster budget is reviving the world's favorite radioactive reptile. Godzilla is back in theaters on Friday. Here with Bettie's Box Office is Bettie Cross with her take on the giant lizard returning to the big screen.
It looks like nothing can kill Godzilla…and maybe that isn’t such a good thing.
Long-time fans will recognize this latest incarnation as the good Godzilla, summoned to put down two other prehistoric behemoths determined to spawn and take over the Earth. The movie starts with great promise. Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad) has to make a gut-wrenching decision while a Japanese nuclear power plant melts down spectacularly. It’s a refreshing change to see an action movie take time for character development.
But the storyline quickly devolves into a formulaic plot. In fact, it feels like the script could have been dusted off from the 1980’s and injected with much better special effects.
After Cranston’s character disappears, none of the other actors seem to have what it takes to carry the emotion along. The cast is rather bland and the script is in definite need of a writer with a sharper wit.
I was left wanting more of Cranston and a very impressive Godzilla, and less of everyone else.
The 3D destruction and battles are incredible and worthy of a 160 million dollar budget. So catch a matinee because you want the big screen version of the big lug coming up out of the water to defend San Francisco in this monster mash-up.
Godzilla is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.