First Reactions To GODZILLA Come Roaring In
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.
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.
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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