Film Review: Godzilla

Posted on by 5WC in Film

After such an impressive debut with the multi layered and thought provoking Monsters, Gareth Edwards returns with a bigger budget and more responsibility as he is charged with reawakening a cinematic legend in Godzilla. And sadly, for me at least it failed to live up to the standards set by Edwards’ original extraterrestrial visitors.

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate Godzilla, there are parts to like and admire in this film – as I shall explain – but I think that throughout the film it becomes more and more obvious that the talents Edwards unquestionably has for film making are diluted and lost when you scale things up. I really don’t want to use a football analogy but it’s very much like the lower league manager who builds a huge reputation only to fail in the top leagues as it’s one step too far.
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