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crazy, but I was looking forward to this, anticipating something
special. Unfortunately, that was crazy.
it boasts a cast that has some talent, people like Sally Hawkins,
Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn, among others, one
first 45 minutes is an actual movie with dialogue and what appears to be
the semblance of a plot. There is even a little acting required. In the
last 45 minutes, however, the technicians take over and not a word is
spoken, at least I didn’t hear one. The final ¾ of an hour is nothing
but a special effects extravaganza of three monsters, one of whom is
Godzilla, fighting to the death while destroying Las Vegas and San
Francisco. This part of the film almost broke my record for looking at
my watch, willing it to end.
new director Gareth Edwards had ever heard of the word “edit,” and had
the perspicacity to cut an hour from the film, the remaining 60 minutes
would still have been too long.
worse was the music. Maybe had the music tried to contribute to the
tension, the film might have been improved, but I doubt it. This is a
film that was made solely to exploit special effects. But even the
special effects are uninspiring. Godzilla himself at times looks to be
made of iron instead of the giant lizard/dinosaur he’s supposed to be.
Who knows what the flying monsters he fights are supposed to be? More to
the point, who cares?