Tuesday, May 20, 2014
GODZILLA MOVIE REVIEW
by Tamera Lawrence
Friend or foe of man? That is the question in the new 2014 GODZILLA movie and has been since the start of the Gozilla’s film legacy that began in 1954 with the first original version of Gozilla.
After laying dormant for many years, Gozilla rises from the ocean’s depths to face down two menacing creatures that are wreaking havoc and destruction on mankind as they feed upon nuclear energy in alarming rates. The main battle takes place in Hawaii as the trio clash in a battle that trashes and destroys anything in its wake. And the US military is right there along the battle front to lend a hand as well as use whatever means necessary to destroy all three creatures. No one seems quite sure of Gozilla’s intentions, although it’s clearly hoped that Gozilla will kill his adversaries.
Although a bit clumsy and seemingly emotionless, Gozilla has one and only one motive – to kill the nuclear sucking pair of creatures along with their unborn offspring and restore the earth to its former balance. As a large reptilian looking dinosaur with a lumbering gait, Gozilla cares little for the destruction this battle inflicts on property or mankind, although there is one point in the movie when he seemingly makes eye contact with a soldier bent on the same mission – as if giving his approval to a team member.
Kids and adults can both enjoy this newest Godzilla movie. This sea monster always manages to impress when he opens up his mouth and bellows out his rage in a cry that clearly means he means business. And I for one have been reminded of my childhood on a rainy Saturday afternoon when I watched many of the old Gozilla movies at my parent’s home on a small television set. But now I have to wonder if I watched Godzilla to see the huge giant in action or just to have a laugh at the English words that passed out of Japanese mouths in a funny disconnection.
Whatever the reason, I was drawn to see this movie and connect with an old friend.
Books by Tamera
BEFORE I WAKE
THE SERPENT'S MARK
GHOST OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING