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Monday, May 5, 2014

First Godzilla 2014 reviews: Monsters Shown Sparingly, But Effectively

Japanese Fans: Godzilla 2014 is fat

Before the May 16th release, Godzilla 2014 has been shown in selected preview showings for the press. The first reviews are in and very complimentary. And they confirm Godzilla's atomic breath!

The first reviews from the Vulture say Godzilla has limited screen time and doesn't appear until after the first hour. This is in keeping with many classic monster movies including "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park" and director Gareth Edwards was heavily influenced by Jurassic Park. The sparing use of the monsters helps build suspense and engage the audience. Edwards said that if you show everything at once, it leaves you no where to go.

The review from avpgalaxy.net was even more enthusiastic. It said about Godzilla:

"They nailed his character. He's intelligent, badass, and above all, scary...He's massive, and his ridiculous size is totally believable: every step, every roar, every movement carries so much weight. His roar is so loud..it shook the room."

and...

"Oh and his atomic breath...I needed new underwear."

This comes as no surprise to this writer. I said long ago after Gareth Edwards was hired, that he was the right man for the job and knows how to use effects sparingly, yet effectively to tell the story.
Every image, every trailer, every word, just makes me more excited about this movie. They got it right this time!

Read the full article at Movieplot.

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