May 12, 2014

Godzilla: Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Godzilla: Five Reasons You'll Love It

After a disappointing reboot in 1998, Hollywood is once again unleashing a big budget version of Godzilla, perhaps history's most iconic monster.

This time around British director Gareth Edwards is behind the camera and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe are leading the film.

We caught an early screening and here are five things we learned (be warned, there's some minor spoilers in here)…

 

The monster is well worth waiting for…

The filmmakers have kept details and stills of their take on Godzilla under lock and key during the lengthy build up to the film's release, but trust us, in size, scale and sheer power, he's well worth waiting for…

 

The effects are jaw droppingly brilliant…

Whenever you sit down to watch a disaster movie, you're looking for moments that make you look up in wonder and mouth the words 'Oh wow...'. Huge explosions, the emergence of a massive monster from under the ground, well there are at least 10 such moments in this film…

 

The plot is not what you expect…

Last time out, it was man vs Godzilla, humanity's best trying to take down the monster. Things are little more complex this time; Godzilla isn't trying to wage war on humanity, he's bizarrely more like a peacekeeper with a little taste for destruction. We don't want to give too much away, but the plot is definitely not what you expect…

 

The fight sequences are colossal…

Whether it's man attempting to tackle the threat of giant monsters, or giant monsters taking on each other, you cannot take your eyes off the screen when the carnage is in full flow.

 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is on top form…

There have been a few questions about whether the Kick-Ass man could go from bumbling anti-hero to proper leading man, but he really can. Playing bomb disposal expert Ford Brody, Taylor-Johnson is a calm, brooding presence at the heart of the chaos. This won't be his last big budget role…

 

Godzilla is released into UK cinemas on Thursday (May 15th).

Stay tuned for interviews with Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen and director Gareth Edwards, coming later this week…

Thanks to Warner Bros Pictures a purehmv member and a friend were invited to the European premiere of Godzilla in Leicester Square. Join purehmv today to enter competitions and for access to exclusive events! 

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