We saw Godzilla (imdb | rotten tomatoes) yesterday. The new one, not the classics or the Matthew Broderick abomination from 1998. It was really good. Seriously. I mean, Elizabeth Olsen was completely wasted and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character was much too thin, and it pivoted a little too quickly from exposition to outright chaos, but those are minor quibbles. The action and effects were the important part here, and manoman…this might be the first movie I’ve ever watched where my brain didn’t register computer effects. I mean, I know they weren’t actually destroying cities and ships, but I never had that moment where I thought, “Ugh, effects.” Keeping things dark helped, I guess. And the HALO drop scene was as cool as it looked in the trailer.
Plus — and this is important — Godzilla was just badass.
Oh, and people shouldn’t bring their disinterested kids to sold-out movies. Just sayin’.
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