GODZILLA 2014 - Why Is It Awesome?

Godzilla's staggering success at the box office has ensured will be seeing Japan's most famous movie monster again real soon. But what was it that made this film resonate so much with audiences? Hit the jump to find out!

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MajorTom - 5/24/2014, 12:21 PM
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Inhuman - 5/24/2014, 12:23 PM
This movie was fantastic. I loved it. I hope we get a trilogy
joe61478 - 5/24/2014, 12:32 PM
um... movie sucked
kman - 5/24/2014, 12:34 PM
This movie was not awesome.
Hellsboy - 5/24/2014, 12:36 PM
At first the buildup was annoying but it actually led to something spectacular
Very pleased it wasn't some big dumb mindless action movie
TheDesertGorilla - 5/24/2014, 12:37 PM
It would have been better had Godzilla gotten more than ten minutes of actual screen time.
Amputech - 5/24/2014, 12:42 PM
Godzilla was a decent movie but a terrible "Godzilla" movie. Pacific Rim did it better.
Pheezmatic - 5/24/2014, 12:45 PM
Yeaaa i was not happy with this movie...too much hype.

waste of an hour and change...

last 20 mins was cool ...but wasn't worth the wait..

Net time, MORE GODZILLA...feck.
Nivekian - 5/24/2014, 12:45 PM
How, guess the box office hype depends on the film. Amazing Spider-Man 2 = Bomb, but Godzilla = Hit, made almost the same amount of money.
Facade - 5/24/2014, 12:47 PM
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind...end.
Tato - 5/24/2014, 12:49 PM
I lived it i feel everyone is missing the point! This movie shows us just enough Godzilla so we crave for more. Also it remains very fatefull to the original Godzilla!! But if you want more of that 98 stupid american iguana looking Godzilla then fine! Lets complain a lot make them reboot it and make a mess out of the franchise!
113 - 5/24/2014, 12:50 PM
I finally saw it yesterday and I loved it. For those calling it boring they're probably just used to the Michael Bayification of summer blockbusters. Nonstop, frantic, action sequences. If that's what you want out of all your action movies then this movie wouldn't appeal to you.

A review called this Godzilla a movie a film more in the vein of Jaws than modern action movies and I'd agree with that. Slow build-up of tension, and then a great action sequence at the end. I liked the characters despite some calling them boring; to me they were realistic and relatable. No over-the-top, cartoony, characters to be found. And no overt, ridiculous, human villains either.

8.5/10

KneelBeforeZod596 - 5/24/2014, 12:57 PM
Best Godzilla since GMK
Magus - 5/24/2014, 1:03 PM
I loved this movie. As others have said I enjoyed that it wasn't just a mindless action movie. I hated Pacific Rim but loved Godzilla.
DJCheckPoint - 5/24/2014, 1:17 PM
Movie was terrible. I fell asleep.
beane2099 - 5/24/2014, 1:19 PM
I loved this move but I see why people are miffed about the [seeming] lack of Godzilla. I had no problem with that but I'm used to how things go down in a Godzilla flick. The serious films spend more time on the people and the fighting films spend more time introducing the enemy monster (cause people already know who Godzilla is). Since this film was a combination of the two we got even less Godzilla. Though I would argue he was present through a good chunk of the film (we saw his fins on the water quite a bit being "escorted" by the Navy).

I'm a little miffed that we gotta wait until Edwards finishes his Star Wars movie before we get another one. It's gonna be 2018 at the very least before we get another one. Hopefully they're planning something that will make it worth the wait.
ShelfPorn - 5/24/2014, 1:21 PM
You're either a Godzilla fan or you're not. I'm surprised about how many little kids are all about this movie. But then again when you have an X-Men movie come out with no toys whatsoever, and a TMNT movie that looks like the next Dragon Ball Evolution, then Godzilla is going to gain followers. I'm looking forward to more Godzilla movies and I'm also itching to rewatch the old ones.
Pharaoh - 5/24/2014, 1:21 PM
I'm hearing mostly negative reviews from people I speak to about this. The GA did not seem to enjoy it, I know I didn't too. It was successful because of a very, very strong trailer and that's about it...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 5/24/2014, 1:22 PM
Movie was awesome , Godzilla's death blow to the last Kaiju was so badass.

*people always find something to complain about on this site, its freaking golden XD*
DoubleD - 5/24/2014, 1:29 PM
Godzilla was 100 times better then The Dark Knight. Needs a sequel ASAP :)
knighted - 5/24/2014, 1:30 PM
One cool scene in a 2 hour movie doesn't make it awesome.
Mike89 - 5/24/2014, 1:33 PM
Bring on the sequel! :)
OniGoji - 5/24/2014, 1:35 PM
Loved this movie, absolutely loved it, there are flaws (Obviously, no movie is perfect), but even with the criticisms, for the first installment of an upcoming trilogy, GODZILLA succeeded in being a satisfying Godzilla film and did the icon justice that wasn't given back in 1998. Gareth will no doubt improve on the areas that were weak for the first film, he looks like the time of rising director who takes his lessons and criticisms to heart and tries to improve on them. With that, like many G-fans, I eagerly await the approaching sequel.
BboiBlack - 5/24/2014, 1:35 PM
Bayfied non stop action? Try Avengers.

All the people that want more transformers in their movies about transformers, let's keep it going.
typicalfanboy - 5/24/2014, 1:36 PM
worst movie ever. i only saw it 3 times. might see it again because i "hated" it so much.
DoubleD - 5/24/2014, 1:37 PM
Bad news is Godzilla had a major Box office drop in its second week.
spidey1994 - 5/24/2014, 1:40 PM
Comicbookguy543 - 5/24/2014, 1:41 PM
I thought the amount of Godzilla was fine because I'm a fan of the original 1954 Gojira and the later Godzilla films from the Heisei series and Millennium series and in alot of those they focus on the human characters almost more than on Godzilla himself...if you watch the original film, for the most part you don't see Godzilla until later on and only see the destruction caused by him and footprints etc, only every now and then you get a glimpse of him,but even then its not a full shot of him..but I really don't mind if people didn't like the film because each person has their own opinion so I don't see the point in arguing...
DoubleD - 5/24/2014, 1:48 PM
My top 2014 movies

1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2) The Amazing Siderman 2
3) X-Men Days of Future Past
4) Godzilla
TheBaroness89 - 5/24/2014, 1:53 PM
awesome? nah its good...sequel with Mothra will be awesome.
xcan - 5/24/2014, 2:06 PM
"Awesome"? Lemme see if I've forgotten the definition of that word...
Ranger14 - 5/24/2014, 2:09 PM
Most of my friends didn't care that much for it, so it will be a pass for me until it comes out on Netflix.
holtstar12 - 5/24/2014, 2:16 PM
Just been to see it. Its a terrible film I would love to know what character you guys speak of.
there was no tension in the drama, build up to non existent action scenes and no plot at all. The score was awful too.
I hate Michael Bay films and I though this would be a good antidote boy was I wrong.
Even the godawful 98 version had a bit of personality about it. This new version is like being told a great story by the most boring person ever.
Good effects though.....when you could see them.
Facade - 5/24/2014, 2:22 PM


Screw Mothra...Ghidorah, please.
MrSuperheromoviefan - 5/24/2014, 2:25 PM
Sounds pretty entertaining. I will check it out
at least it will be better than the shitfest of 1998
vxMaverickxv - 5/24/2014, 2:45 PM
right direction, too little Godzilla
LEEE777 - 5/24/2014, 2:54 PM
Coz he's big 'n' badass! :P
SuperCat - 5/24/2014, 2:57 PM
Movie is awesome. SuperCat approves this article.
SoftBodyPhysics - 5/24/2014, 3:17 PM
Movie was incredible. You people are crazy, the first two acts are full of MUTO scenes and teases for Godzilla, then there's a bunch of EPIC Godzilla scenes in the third act.
space - 5/24/2014, 3:18 PM
I loved the movie, Can't wait for the sequel, getting it on blu-ray day 1, sucks I missed the Mothra easter egg.
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