I am not going to really review it. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet and all the things I really want to say will reference things that happen. However I do want to say a couple of things
First I need to take on the reviewers who haven't liked it, especially those who couldn't follow it to task because it really isn't rocket science. I say this because I read some reviews that described sequences and actions that were not in the version I saw. I saw things that could have been misinterpreted as what they wrote but that wasn't what happened.
Additionally if you are a Godzilla fan ignore the bad reviews because I think many of the poor reviews are from people who don't like or don't know the films. Complaints about Godzilla's disappearance for a chunk of the film that many people have complained about exactly mirrors what happens in many of the other 28 other Godzilla films. Godzilla disappears for a while.
If you are a Godzilla fan who really knows your films you will find references to all sorts of stuff in the earlier films. When the film was done my brother and I traded references.
A word of warning the film can be a little slow to start. Hang in there because once it gets going- it just goes like gangbusters straight to the end. (and no you don't need 3D)
Stay through the end credits. After they have all rolled there is final scene.
I love some of the twists and turns-and I got weepy a couple of times. I also had goosebumps. And as I said my inner six year old was screaming with delight especially in the final bits.
How does it rate with the recent Godzilla Monarch series? SKULL ISLAND is probably the best. I would rate the two GODZILLA films equally under that. (Remember I am a huge fan of the first Godzilla film) The first film delighted the inner adult. This one delighted the inner kid.
Assuming you know what you are getting- a Godzilla film and all that entails, done with modern special effects I highly recommend it.
|This looked so cool in 3D|