Hollywood gets it right this time! After the negative reception of Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, Gareth Edwards directs the American reboot of the Japanese monster. This reboot certainly makes up for the overwhelming follow-ups to the original film that came before it and is arguably, one of the best monster films of all time.
The film does a great job in introducing Godzilla as an unstoppable force of nature that is responsible for restoring balance to the world. The dark and apocalyptic feel of this movie is top-notch, and this Godzilla looks and feels more realistic than the 1998 rendition. The monsters have a limited screen time but that’s actually normal for most Godzilla movies as the mysterious feel helps build up hype for the final battle. The characters are decent enough. As for the CGI, then they are really good and well done. The score is another major asset of the film. It’s amazing and well blended with each scene.
Overall, this is a great monster film. The pure suspense and build-up throughout the movie were fantastic. Even if there was little of Godzilla in the film, that just made the suspense more satisfying when the climax occurred. Highly recommended.
K- Score: 92%
STW: 27/30, D: 23/25, C: 8/8, E: 5/5, A: 7/10, PVD: 12/12, S: 10/10