Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: Godzilla

Godzilla (2014)

I went expecting a Godzilla movie. Meaning I expected really really bad science, people making really stupid decisions, some amount of cheese, and Godzilla seriously messing up some city. I got exactly what I expected. I didn't realize it was going to be a Godzilla vs. Other Monster movie. Bonus!

By the end we were clapping and cheering and someone in the theater shouted "Go Go Godzilla!"

Of course Alamo Drafthouse movie theater sets us up with lots of fun old Godzilla clips before the movie. I need to look something up - the preview, at the beginning of the real movie previews, that was rated "G" for "Graawwrrr" - was that something Drafthouse added, or was it something that was distributed with the Godzilla movie?

Definitely not something to consider for the 2015 Hugo nominations, but still. That was fun.

ETA: Not spoilery, because it was in the previews. The only thing that made a lick of sense was the revelation that all the nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean wasn't actually testing - they were trying to KILL IT. Because seriously, the extent to which nukes were tested is completely insane once they had any idea what nukes could really do. Unless they were really trying to kill off a scary nasty monster and needed to tell the public they were just conducting tests, so as to avoid a big scare.

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