When it comes to ‘Godzilla’, the most I’ve had anything to do with this character’s existence is on the ride at Universal Studios in LA. I must admit, it’s not something that’s ever really interested me so I’ve never seen any Godzilla movies prior to the one released recently starring Aaron Taylor-Jones, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston. This movie was definitely my husband’s choice, but after watching it, I’m glad I did. I actually really enjoyed the movie.
For those who know me, or who’ve read previous movie reviews from me, you’d know that I’m a pretty restless person so having to sit and watch a 2 hour movie can sometimes be a little tedious. To keep me interested, I need it to be exciting, action-packed, intriguing, funny or just plain interesting to keep me focussed. But, I have to say, this movie definitely kept me interested the whole way through. There weren’t any parts that were boring or dragged – the adventures pretty much started from beginning to end – there were even times that made me feel on edge wondering what the next crazy thing would be. Now, I can’t speak for those Godzilla fans who’ve seen pretty much every other movie made since I can’t really compare, so I’m not sure how good or bad you’d find this version of the movie, but I thought it was pretty good.
Another thing I liked about it (being a travel buff) is seeing different destinations in the movie. It’s just something I really like… (almost like the destinations are an added character in the movie just as New York was in Sex in the City). It was good to see parts of Japan, Las Vegas and Hawaii in the movie – some of my favourite places in the world. It also featured a little bit of the Philippines and San Francisco, and little snippets of other California spots). I do enjoy seeing parts of the world that I’ve been to myself, being featured in movies.
If you haven’t already gone to see it, I’d recommend it….and this is coming from a non-Godzilla fan. If you do go see it, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear some feedback.