Godzilla fights malevolent creatures that threaten humanity.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" The beasts just want to have fun, but the gravest letdown in Edwards's film is that, most of the time, he fends off the chance to have fun himself. "
" Cake could have used more layers. "
" The more elements the movie piles on, the more diffuse and disjointed it becomes. "
" Edwards' expertise in the visual effects field manifests itself in the seamlessness of the computer-generated imagery, if not in its extraordinariness. "
" There's a word for the kind of technocratic brains behind "Godzilla": unbalanced. "
" If you're into superlatives - and who isn't? - Godzilla conjures the most jaw-dropping giant monster sequences since the original King Kong. "
" In Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards sets out to revive something that has practically disappeared from big-budget Hollywood spectacles: A sense of awe. "
" In the last third of this lumbering reboot, the latest Godzilla springs to life and wakes up the wide-eyed kid in all of us. "
" It's a bracing tonic for the bored palate of the mainstream moviegoer, and one of the most intriguing big-budget breakthrough films since Steven Spielberg made "Jaws." "
" It's a smooth, sleek, technologically awe-inspiring 3-D blockbuster with a top-shelf cast (speaking middle-to-lower-shelf dialogue most of the time, to be sure, but they do it with style). "
" The sets (decorated by Elizabeth Wilcox) are filled with quirky bric-a-brac, bringing a lived-in dimension to the big-budget spectacle, and Edwards displays a welcome playfulness in some of his flamboyant camera movements. "
" This Godzilla is ready for his close-up, and he looks pretty great in Imax 3-D. "
" This is exactly what big summer movies ought to aspire to: never short on dazzle, but unafraid to let us catch our breath once it's been taken away. "
" This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla. "
" We're here to see the film's leading lizard, who is pretty gorgeously realized by an army of digitizers, even if he seems just a bit-player in his own movie for the first hour or so. "
" Will you have fun watching this movie on opening weekend with friends? No doubt. Will you remember it in a year? Dubious. "
" For at least 75 minutes of the movie, there's not a single moment of human peril that's made vivid or consequential. It's all just spectacle, whether it's people or buildings getting destroyed. "
" Godzilla - both the movie and the big guy - is ... something of a lumpy, lumbering great beast of a thing, lurching from city to city, continent to continent, smackdown to smackdown and plot point to plot point ... "
" Godzilla handles everything the military hurls at him: ships, guns, planes, rockets, even a squadron of HALO paratroopers. The only thing that can cut him down to size is being relegated to a supporting role in his very own movie. "
" Ironically this big, lumbering movie could have used more, not less. More Godzilla without question, and more emotional content for its very good cast too. "
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