First Reactions To GODZILLA Come Roaring In

Tonight, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures held a special screening of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. If you're expecting to see a lot of the King of Monsters, you're bound to be disappointed by the news of limited screentime for the radioactive beast. Check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/1/2014
If you had plans of watching a smorgasbord of Godzilla battling creatures like Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, you will be dissapointed by these early comments. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures held a screening of the Gareth Edwards-directed film this evening and early reports indicate Godzilla will have limited screen time. If you happen to enjoy slow-burn monster reveals like what you saw in Jaws, Jurassic Park and Alien, there's a good chance you'll like the film. Keep in mind, in the original 1954 film, produced by Toho, Godzilla only appeared on screen for about 17 minutes. That film only kicked off a franchise that has endured many decades. The less is more formula succeeded in the past, and can do so again.

This reboot, then, is the sort of exercise in anticipation that recalls movies like Jaws, Alien, and Jurassic Park, and Edwards said it was the latter film in particular — which, like Godzilla, holds back the big Tyrannosaurus Rex reveal until an hour has passed — that served as his primary touchstone in several ways. “Jurassic Park has thirty visual effects shots in it, and it’s one of the classics,” he noted, explaining his judicious approach to CGI. - vulture.com
A member of avpgalaxy.net has posted a review of the film. It appears to be legit, but you can take it with a grain of salt if you like. Here's an excerpt.
This film was f**king monumentally awesome! I wanted to write a bad review just to piss off Aspie but I can't. First things first the serious tone of this movie works incredibly well. It's not so serious that you can't have fun, the fun is all with GODZILLA. They nailed his character. He's intelligent, badass and above all scary. He's terrifying and yet you're on his side to kick the MUTOs arse. He's massive, and his ridiculous size is totally believable: every step, every roar, every movement carries so much weight. His roar is sooo loud, I was watching this in a screen with a Dolby sound system and it shook the room, literally. if this doesn't win an Oscar for sound design I'll be surprised! It was like the first time you heard Jurassic Park. I could cream more over how amazingly well they nailed the G but I think that sums it up. They nailed Godzilla. Oh and his atomic breath...I needed new under wear. - click here for more
Legendary Pictures: Godzilla -- An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. - Cinema Blend

GODZILLA will stomp into theaters May 16, 2014.
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Genaro - 5/1/2014, 9:13 PM
So Godzilla gets little screen time?
JoJo1982 - 5/1/2014, 9:14 PM
Very little Godzilla?
JoJo1982 - 5/1/2014, 9:14 PM
:(


That's not cool
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/1/2014, 9:19 PM
@JoJo1982, as long as it's a good movie, who cares? This movie is suppose to have sequels, so the Godzilla will show up in the beginning of those.
marvelstudios - 5/1/2014, 9:21 PM
I had a feeling this would be a bit like Cloverfield in the sense that the reveal of the monster occurs towards the end. Not sure how i feel about that though, will definitely be watching it though.
JoeMomma29 - 5/1/2014, 9:22 PM
Well that was one person, I am still excited to see this.
Melkaticox - 5/1/2014, 9:22 PM
If you guys want more Godzilla, you could watch the 90s version ;)
ezio619 - 5/1/2014, 9:23 PM
i remember bryan cranston saying that the monster himself is like the shark from jaws, you see very little but you feel his presence ,i hope i get connected with the characters and engaged in the story
JoeMomma29 - 5/1/2014, 9:24 PM
Actually that is the problem with some movies, way too much screen time on a monster. Hopefully this will warrant a sequel so we can get more screen time.
Turk - 5/1/2014, 9:25 PM
Sounds like another shit movie from WB.
BruceLeroy - 5/1/2014, 9:25 PM
Godzilla not getting a lot of screen time is disappointing.
JoJo1982 - 5/1/2014, 9:26 PM
Yeah the movie looks intense
I'm definitely checking it out at the IMAX
But I hope we get a lot of monster action
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/1/2014, 9:28 PM
@Melkaticox, I used to love the 90s version of Godzilla as a kid and the spinoff cartoon. I haven't seen it in more than 10 years I believe? I did see a clip of it on tv a few months ago and the cgi did not age well at all.
Mrcool210 - 5/1/2014, 9:29 PM
Godzilla not getting a lot od screen time? is it this movie?
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/1/2014, 9:30 PM
@Turk, are you dumb? All these tweets were positive.
Jobin - 5/1/2014, 9:31 PM
Little screen time?…..[frick]
BruceLeroy - 5/1/2014, 9:31 PM
Really, I shouldn't be surprised. In Monsters, the actual creatures weren't the main focus. The growing relationship between the two main characters had just as much if not more of a spotlight than the "monsters". Seems like Garreth Edwards is taking the same approach in Godzilla.
Philimander - 5/1/2014, 9:32 PM
I'm soooo glad that Godzilla will not get that much screen time. I wan't to care what happens in the movie and not just watch mindless destruction for 40 minutes like Man of Steel. I have watched Godzilla movies since I was 3-4 years old and even in the 60's and 70's movies he doesn't always get that much screen time so thay're keeping it real.
DlAMONDZ - 5/1/2014, 9:33 PM
Was planning on seeing this, what's the point of a movie based on GODZILLA when u barely get to see him?

[frick]s sake, smh.
TheDarkPassenger - 5/1/2014, 9:37 PM
@MrCool

We don't ever talk about that piece of shit ;)

And I was kinda hoping he wasn't going to be front and center the whole movie. He'll get enough to make you want more, which is always good for sequels.
0megaDaGod - 5/1/2014, 9:38 PM
I'm so ready for this

It doesn't really matter how much time he's onscreen, as long as it counts when he's on there
CaptainMurphy - 5/1/2014, 9:41 PM
@DIAMOND I had the same feeling watching Saw. There was no screentime for a saw in that movie!
Pedrito - 5/1/2014, 9:41 PM
Well I hope the brief scenes are memorable.
Godzilla full frontal or gtfo!
DraculaX - 5/1/2014, 9:50 PM
Hey, people getting angry Godzilla isn't getting enough screen time in this movie:

The 1954 movie was 96 minutes- Godzilla appeared in 17 of those minutes. This movie is 123 minutes. He'll probably get a half an hour of screen time.

In Final Wars, Godzilla had a shit ton of time and the plot of that movie was paper thin.

Chill the hell out.
DraculaX - 5/1/2014, 9:52 PM
Shit, Godzilla can't get any less time then Batman did in The Dark Knight Rises?

Right?

Oh, I loved that movie btw.
WinterAvenger - 5/1/2014, 9:59 PM
I'm still seeing this no matter what
BenderBendingRodriguez - 5/1/2014, 10:13 PM
"Tull says the sequel probably stays with Warner Bros. No King Kong crossover "

DrunkenNukem - 5/1/2014, 10:14 PM
i want to see this movie!!!!

hurry up!!!
DrunkenNukem - 5/1/2014, 10:17 PM
Love this type of films...giant monsters

Pacific Rim was so cool

I hope this movie be better than PR
Starfox - 5/1/2014, 10:19 PM
I'm wondering if she meant we see very little of him like the way we saw very little of the Winter Soldier in Cap 2. If that's the case then considering that its Godzilla and has a Jaws tone then it shouldn't be a problem. Sounds like a well done movie. Can't wait to see it!

..oh and Turk you can [frick] off! ;)
MikeHawk - 5/1/2014, 10:25 PM
Well in Edward's "Monsters" wasnt there very little monsters in the movie? Are you going to blame it on the budget?
harley2011 - 5/1/2014, 10:32 PM
That Farcai,,guy is such a biased clown.

Looking forward to the movie though.
MrReese - 5/1/2014, 10:34 PM
If the characters story makes up 4 the lack of Godzilla then I'm ok with it.Movie does look like its gonna be the shit.
BlackIceJoe - 5/1/2014, 10:35 PM
Sounds like the movie should be good. Seeing as Toho now owns Gamera I wonder if Gamera will show up in the sequel.
McGee - 5/1/2014, 10:36 PM
0megaDaGod - 5/1/2014, 10:44 PM
I forget how much Godzilla used to get his ass beat before finally killing whoever he was fighting
0megaDaGod - 5/1/2014, 10:45 PM
Can't believe the teams facing elimination ALL forced a game 7

Ridiculous
Deodorant - 5/1/2014, 10:45 PM
BLUE FIRE!
loki668 - 5/1/2014, 10:45 PM
The limited screen time is so that we can learn which audience members have ADHD.
soforizo - 5/1/2014, 10:46 PM
"very little of the title monster"
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Couldn't have imagined that 1 comment out of 10 would have so much power. If roughly 1 out of 10 comes out hoping to see more of the monster, but ends up liking it with the other 10, I'd say Gareth did a remarkably good job.
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