GODZILLA (M) – Review

Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

3 ½ stars
In a word: Controlled.

GODZILLA is directed by Gareth Edwards, a first-rate up-and-coming talent behind the camera who wrote and directed the brilliant 2010 indie sci-fi Monsters. Taking the director of a superbly quiet movie like Monsters to be the guiding hand of the extravagant and sweeping action of a Godzilla film could’ve resulted in something rather lackluster and incompetent, but thankfully Godzilla is mostly a roaring success.

In this modern day reboot of Godzilla, the story spans a few different time periods as we’re teased regarding some sort of monstrous entity rampaging through the world. Continue reading