I had the amazing opportunity To hang out with John, Paul, and Eric over at the What If Geeks Podcast this week! On their weekly show they discuss all things in Geek culture – from Superheroes to Sci-Fi, movies to TV, books, games & comics. It’s a great show and I highly recommend it! Give them a listen- and come hear ME as we talk about many geeky things, INCLUDING the Arcade Archives!
Hey Arcaders! Raygunn here, wanting to introduce to our newest scribe here at the Archives- RavenHeather! She will bringing her own unique spin on movies, conventions, and more! Enjoy!!!!!
I know that I’m not the only person who couldn’t wait for this movie to be released this weekend! I also know that I probably wasn’t the only one that was a bit hesitant about getting too excited over it! I mean I hate to be the Debbie Downer but we all remember the 1998 Godzilla fiasco! I opted to see it in a 3D format which I think is the only way to go with this movie. Do yourself a favor and go all out!
Which is why it was so refreshing to actually see a worthwhile Godzilla movie! I know you will read in a lot of reviews that it started out a little slow; which it did but it was setting up an epic plot. I personally thought this movie was an outstanding reboot if you want to call it a reboot. Which it isn’t really it’s more of a new take on an old story but bottom line like all Godzilla movies the ignorance of man is our worst enemy.
Bryan Cranston formally of Breaking Bad did an outstanding performance. He was able to bring the emotional torment his character was feeling right to the audience. He is such an incredible actor; I truly felt his pain. Aaron Taylor-Johnson who some of you may know as everyday Joe super hero Kickass; brought a level of bad ass to the movie I never knew he had in him. Ken Watanabe was also amazing in this movie. He brought the history and culture to the movie. I mean really whats a Godzilla movie with out that one guy that knows this is an ancient creature that brings balance to the world! I also really enjoyed the effects in the movie. Godzilla has come a long way in the past 60 years. He is a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know if I was the only one but the second his mountainous back spines appeared rising out of the ocean I held my breath waiting for his grand entrance. I was not disappointed. He was spectacular to behold; a grand monster coming to cause a bit of chaos while restoring balance.
Now if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want to know anything about the movie other then if it’s worth seeing this is where you are going to stop reading!!! Spoilers aren’t really my style but there are a few aspects you may not want to know in advance that are too cool not to talk about!!
So if your still reading you want to know what I think is so cool! Well for one Ken Wanabe’s character Dr. Ichiro Serizawa works for an organization called Monarch. They have known about Godzilla since the 50’s. Secondly the other big ancient creatures in the movie seem to be an updated version of Mothra! They come from cocoons as well. Which is awesome to me even if they don’t have little singing women with them. Lastly Godzilla breathed bright blue fire! That was epic for me! I loved the ending battle of the monsters! Godzilla was screaming and breathing fire like the king of monsters that he is!
I wasn’t disappointed in the ending of the movie either. I thought it was brilliant that the movie ended the classic way with Godzilla returning to the ocean! Not only did they not kill him but it leaves it open for him to return from the icy depths in the future.