By JORDAN MAYO
Recently, the very highly anticipated Godzilla movie was released. Fans and movie critics alike flooded theatres to catch this release.
An abundance of Godzilla films released in the past set the bar high for the 2014 take on this classic, with a total of 28 Japanese and three other American versions of the movies. The most recent American film prior to the movie being played in theatres today, was released in 1998, portraying Godzilla as a monster, who takes over New York City and smashes army tanks. This time around, the movie takes place in California and Godzilla has an obstacle to overcome in the form of a giant radioactive spider. The monster is referred to as MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) in this film.
Director Garreth Edwards develops a sub plot involving Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), a man in the army helping to fight MUTO. He has just returned home from a long stint in the army, but now must fight for the city’s survival.
Godzilla comes on the scene about 35 minutes into the film to restore balance, as he is the king of the monsters. The army and Godzilla work together in a battle to save the city from MUTO.
Film critic websites, such as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 73%, with audience ratings at 72%. Godzilla fans enjoyed the movie and said that the story was much more enjoyable than the 1998 Godzilla in New York.
For the average movie fan, Godzilla will keep them entertained with phenomenal special effects and intense fighting scenes. Even for those new to this film series, it is a must see.