I’m just going to put it out there that Godzilla was one of the most anticipated films of 2014. I know I personally was practically bursting with excitement at the imminent return of one of my favourite movie monsters. So if, like me, you were totally pumped for Godzilla – brace yourself to be sorely disappointed.
This film has essentially no plot, which would have been fine had the whole 2 hours been filled with Godzilla fighting or destroying things, but disappointingly Godzilla only appears on screen for perhaps a total of 20 minutes ( And most of that is just watching his spiky back in the water as he swims) and every time a monster fight scene starts, it ends abruptly or cuts to another tedious shot of American soldiers shouting about nothing in particular, before anything interesting actually happens.
At most it is about an unlucky American soldier (with a cliche ridden back story) who happens to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time (CONSTANTLY), as the military attempt to work out how to kill Godzilla and the MUTOs, which look like giant, angry cockroaches.
This movie will leave you frustrated and annoyed, not only is the lack of Godzilla insulting but the bad (& at times cheesy and cliche) dialogue, bad acting, lack of logic and obvious mistakes are as salt rubbed into the wound. Its another one of those cases where all the very best parts of the movie are crammed into the trailer, you honestly may as well watch that.
In a word: Lamezilla