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5.1
/10
1,507 Ratings

Godzilla

Directed by Gareth Edwards
United States, 2014
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth.

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Godzilla Directed by Gareth Edwards

Awards & Festivals

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Sound Design

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2015 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Edwards’s tendency to incrementally reveal his creatures through thoughtful use of scale, which the director experimented with in his promising debut, Monsters, comes off fully polished here, but not without some wondrous moments of near-poetic visuals, such as a late shot where Godzilla’s tail stirs and writhes in and out of a cloud of black smoke.
September 23, 2014
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Edwards is getting lots of credit for building Godzilla slowly, and it’s true the climax gets deferred a couple of times – but that doesn’t really mean much, both because you know it’s just a matter of time after the first glimpse of MUTO and (more importantly) because there’s not much to do while you’re waiting.
May 27, 2014
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[Edwards] gets several impressive effects by showing the monsters not head-on, but through inopportune, obstructed, or mediated POVs: through the perspective of omnipresent monitors, looking up from an awed human’s-eye-view… Unfortunately, Edwards is also obliged to periodically veer away from the destruction to remind us of the existence of the movie’s ostensible protagonists…
May 23, 2014
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