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 So, I love watching giant monsters fight. Love them so, so much. Pacific Rim is one of my favorite new movies (yeah it came out a while ago but I’m sure you know what I mean) and it’s one of the only things I like about the Transformers movies. The second and third still blow in my opinion but when the fourth one comes out I’m going to watch it. So I was wicked pumped for Godzilla and…it wasn’t what I expected.
 
Like many people when I went into the Godzilla movie I expected the king of monsters to wreck some shit and spend its time beating up some monsters. And you know what, all of that did happen…just not exactly in the way I was expecting.
 
This movie centers on the human characters and how they’re dealing with these giant monsters that have woken up. The main character we follow through all of this craziness is Ford Brody, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as he tries to make it back to his wife, Elle Brody played by Elizabeth Olsen, and child, Sam Brody played by a dead-eyed soulless child Sam Brody. Ford is also dealing with his strained relationship with his father played by Bryan Cranston.
 
But since the movie focuses on the human characters how do they hold up?
 
Well…Bryan Cranston was amazing. He wasn’t on screen for long but from his introduction to his exit he was great; the emotions, his struggles as ‘the one man who saw it coming’ were wonderfully played. Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the other hand…
 
I don’t think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a bad actor. I liked him in other things but here he comes off as pretty emotionless. I don’t know if that has anything to do with his character being a military man or if he was directed that way but yeah, I kind of felt disconnected from him. Like I wanted to get back to his family but that’s because families being separated from each other like that but I just wasn’t connected to him. Elizabeth Olsen was only really there to be worried about her family and scared but she did it well.
 
Actually, I think that’s a good way to sum up the whole movie. it did what it did well. That doesn’t mean it was perfect or the best thing to hit the big screens but I found it entertaining and enjoyable. Which is exactly what I want in a giant monster movie.
 
Also when Godzilla actually got to wreck shit it was awesome!
 
My Rating: 3.5/5

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