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Reel Snippet – Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla was a huge step above the Roland Emmerich movie from the 90s and a pretty good monster movie too. While the meat of the story (as well as the overarching theme) is family, Godzilla is the crux and focal point of the story, meaning the the Godzilla movie is still about Godzilla, a mistake that quite a few adaptations make. Originally, I was going to dock the movie for not having enough Godzilla in it, but then I remembered that was true of all (if not most) of the old Japanese Godzilla movies, so I cannot begrudge it for that. What I can begrudge it for is completely failing the Bechdel Test and even employing the Women in Refrigerators tactic, so no points on the feminism front. On top of that, the child actors are so bland that they are practically a non-presence. However, I still enjoyed the movie and liked the fact that none of the human characters who died were too dumb to live. It may not be one of my favorites, but I daresay it is the Godzilla movie that I’ve been waiting for for a long time.

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