Godzilla opens tomorrow, May 16, after 29 Godzilla movies you would think that the giant lizard has lost its appeal, wrong. Godzilla opens in a massive way with Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins and the intense Bryan Cranston aka as “Walter White,” from “Breaking Bad.” But with all this star power, Godzilla is the hero beast we’ve come to see.
The movie opens 60 years after the original release of Ishiro Honda’s 1954 Godzilla, from Rialto Pictures. (Spoiler Alert) This time Godzilla will battle “M.U.T.O.,” (Massive, Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) a radiation feeding, electromagnetic emitting beast on its way to San Francisco. It will be up to our beloved (Digitally created) Godzilla to save the day.
I am a huge fan of Godzilla, I grew up on the black and white versions, even the Roland Emmerich’s 1998 remake was not too bad. This Godzilla though, is what Godzilla should be, massive with that ear scraping scream. The plot is similar to the past, but the tone here is intense and the mood serious, tackling nuclear issues. Yes, I’m expecting this version to even out-do the Kaiju of “Pacific Rim.” The storyline reaches deeper into the reconciliation of humanity in the mist of destruction by monstrous forces unleashed from the hands of mankind. There is no doubt that the Alpha male, King of Monsters, is Godzilla.