"Let Them Fight"
Strangely enough, Godzilla would probably have succeeded more as a movie if it focused less on the human element. The film makes it clear by the end that it’s about humanity’s ultimate failure to control nature and the futility of mankind’s struggles for power. However, because the script places so much emphasis on the characters and their relationships from the outset, the audience can’t help but try to form an attachment to them, and therein lies the true futility. The direction and cinematography are crystal clear, and the message shines through perfectly by virtue of the camera work alone. Unfortunately, I was too distracted by the military scientists who refused to shut the hell up to notice what the real story was until the film’s final moments.
In an era where action films need to be full-fledged dramas, it’s strange to see a film that might have done better to be stripped of the tropes we’ve come to know and tolerate. Godzilla nearly succeeded in letting the monsters speak for themselves, and fans of the series will still be impressed by its visuals, as well as the new interpretation of Godzilla himself. But run-of-the-mill action lovers may need to turn their brains off while they wait for things to get interesting. The movie is still very enjoyable, but is bogged down by the characters too much to be considered a complete success.
You could go a couple directions here. You could make a green cocktail, possibly involving Midori, Mountain Dew, or both. Or you could make a spicy cocktail to get genuine “fire breath”. I believe there’s a chili pepper flavored vodka floating around somewhere?
-Drink for clunkers. A line of dialogue that is just so bad you can hear it being written.
-Drink when the camera cuts to screaming people
-Drink when you actually SEE Godzilla. For hardcore players, drink for the entire time Godzilla is onscreen.
-Drink for references to past Godzilla movies.
-Drink whenever you hear someone speak Japanese.
This review is written by Hollis Beck (Krissy Pappau). Godzilla is produced by Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, Disruption Entertainment and Toho Company. Godzilla is rated PG-13 and runs 123 minutes.