Originally Posted by shogun
Imagine if It was a movie about a Godzilla-sized Elizabeth Olsen. Definite watch.
I wouldn't even be able to handle a normal sized EO.
In case anyone wants to watch this in 3D, don't, it's a waste. The thing I hate about 3D is the fact that even on IMAX, everything appears smaller. I thought that at least the halo jump scene would look good (a la Michael Bay) but it was pretty uneventful in 3D. Having a film in 3D AND
IMAX is almost a contradiction. However, the clarity of the picture is great.
Overall, I give this a 6/10.
Easy pay day for Ken Watanabe. Just sat/stood around, looking surprised in conference rooms. The thing I really didn't like is that I had no emotional connection to any of the characters. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a good looking dude, but I could care less about him. I don't even know why they put EO in this. When the film started I was really hyped to see Sally Hawkins in the credits, but again, she didn't do crap. Same with Juliette Binoche. IMO, they should have shifted the focus on the film to Bryan Cranston. He was the only character I cared about. The actual scenes with Gojira were great. Very good design. I hated the fact that they kept c*ck teasing the "fight" scenes, but whatever. I'm usually not into destruction and overblown special effects, but I loved the third act. Great setup for a sequel.
And I know that I'm going to get flamed for this, but they really need to use Cloverfield
as a template for these type of films. I'm not saying it has to be done in a found footage format, but I just remember seeing Cloverfield a couple months ago thinking, "this would be so bad-as* if the Gojira was in it."
So yeah, it was okay, but I'm actually surprised that it's getting 7+ on RT and IMDB.