Shin Godzilla - aka Godzilla Resurgence (2016)
We recently had the pleasure of seeing this reboot in the theater. The saying goes, third time's a charm right? Well, seeing as how this is Toho's third reboot of the Godzilla franchise, this movie is mighty charming.
Much of this movie is spent going through government rigamarole. I felt as though 2 thirds of this movie was meetings with government workers in a bevy of fancied up rooms (and matching speedsuits!). This clip justly supports that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaOYh6fq4xc
One question, why the heck don't we have cool slides to escape danger from...wouldn't this make the whole need for single file obsolete? These people look happy to be running from danger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgyq6YKeIms
When you first meet Godzilla, when you aren't sure what the heck you are looking at, he has some wacky eyes. They look like crazy googly eyes. Seriously, I think it was looking into my soul but it was drunk...what is it looking at? See clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHlbHer8r9g
I would say there are plenty of opportunities in this film where someone could really help Godzilla communicate. It became clear to me he had more to say often gesturing with his hand/claws. Maybe he has the motivational skills of Anthony Robbins? Will we ever know?
Godzilla spoke to me in this film...he's a fan...he wants you to riff away...just...riff.........away...
Stephen Michael commented
This film is fabulous. It isn't even really a film about Godzilla. It is a film about Governmental Failure. Godzilla might as well be the metaphorical stand-in for the Fukushima disaster in this movie.
This movie would have been made even better by a Special Guest Appearance by Star Man...or maybe Torgo...