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The King of All Monsters is Back!
By Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer)
Published May 26, 2014

Godzilla reignites the need for the giant monster movie genre.

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Godzilla roars back into view with a new story to tell and giant monster fights to be had!

Godzilla is fantastic! This film truly succeeds in introducing the giant, radioactive lizard to a new and old generation. From the opening of the film, to the very end, you will be in the grasp of the King of all Monsters.

This modern take on the Japanese kaiju (strange creature) has its existence being known since the 1950’s during a nuclear “test.” Fast forward to the late 1990’s and Dr. Ichrio Serizawa (Ken Wantanabe) finds that signs are all pointing to bad things ahead for humanity. A nuclear supervisor, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston), based in Japan, finds himself in the middle of a mystery when the nuclear plant blows. Now in the present, Brody’s son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a United States Navy officer, finds himself pulled into his father’s conspiracy theories. Soon, Ford finds himself trying to reunite with his wife, Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and son, all while fighting for humanity’s survival against a new threat that can only be stopped by…you guessed it—Godzilla.

Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) realize they’re in the middle of something huge.

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This reinterpretation of Godzilla see’s the mighty monster as more of a guardian for the Earth. The mega monster appears on the scene only to lay the smackdown and defend his title as king of all monsters. Most reviews state that the human story takes a back seat to Big G but in actuality, it maintains a believable strand as Brody carries out his duties defending his country. You can also say that there is a team up, although not on purpose, between Godzilla and humanity to deal with a gargantuan threat.

This is definitely an excellent summer starter as Godzilla is sure to please monster, disaster and brawling movie enthusiasts all around. From the first time you hear that roar until you see him use his trademark—Godzilla will have you cheering in your seat.

Godzilla is in theaters now!

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