Godzilla SynopsisIn Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure Godzilla. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Godzilla Release Date
In Theaters May 16, 2014
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston
Written by: Max Borenstein
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, and Brian Rogers
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
External Info: Godzilla Official Website
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The 10 Most Buzzed About Movies Of 2014, According To Google
As the most-used website on the internet, Google has a ton of access to information about our society, and by analyzing their numbers can come up with lists of the biggest trends during a certain amount of time. Today they have revealed the top 10 searches when it comes to movies in 2014 – and the results they came up with are pretty surprising.
by Eric Eisenberg December 16, 2014 comments
Read Juliette Binoche’s Blunt, Harsh Assessment Of Shooting Godzilla
As I noted shortly after its release this past May, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla has a lot of trouble in the female character department. While the male leads Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe got to play solid characters and had an active role in the story, Juliette Binoche was killed off almost instantly; Elizabeth Olsen did little more than worry about her husband and look up in terror; and Sally Hawkins just mutely followed Watanabe around the whole time.
by Eric Eisenberg October 22, 2014 comments
Godzilla Has Way More Huge Problems Than You Remember
Treating Godzilla like a punching bag has become a national pastime in movie geekdom since Gareth Edwards released the film, with a few of the usual suspects rehashing the same complaints. Which is fine.
by Sean O'Connell October 6, 2014 comments
Godzilla 2 Is Bringing Back One Of Its Key Players
Legendary Pictures has sealed a deal, signing Max Borenstein to write the Godzilla sequel. Borenstein made his name by penning the 2014 Godzilla, which took the iconic movie monster on a world-trekking (or world-wrecking) adventure to battle two massive, merciless MUTOs.
by Kristy Puchko September 19, 2014 comments
See The Breaking Bad Easter Egg In Godzilla
One eagle-eyed film viewer has spotted a Breaking Bad Easter egg hidden amongst the opening title sequence to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 blockbuster, Godzilla. Of course, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to fans of the film and show, as both of these entities featured the acting efforts of Bryan Cranston.
by Gregory Wakeman September 18, 2014 comments
Here's The Only Godzilla Infograph You Ever Need
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla successfully rebooted the long-dormant monster franchise, wiping away the tainted memory of the Roland Emmerich effort and returning the King of the Monsters to his rightful place atop the creature food chain.
by Sean O'Connell September 17, 2014 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: Godzilla, Spartacus Complete Series And More
This week's releases include a giant monster, a slew of warriors, a bachelor and backelorette party, and a headless horseman. Find out which sets are worth the price tag and which aren't, here.
by Jessica Rawden September 16, 2014 comments
Godzilla Takes A Beating In The Latest Honest Trailer
Director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla should have been one of the best films of the 2014 summer blockbuster season. I want to stress the “should have” part there, because while it was certainly enjoyable in spots, it’s hard to look at Edwards’ giant monster movie and not see a whole lot of missed potential. This video will show you where it went wrong.
by Mike Bracken September 10, 2014 comments
Relive Godzilla's Epic Final Battle With Full Sequence Now Online
After teasing the conflict of Godzilla and the MUTOs for most of the movie's runtime, the finale hit hard and spectacularly in the heart of San Francisco. Now you can revel in the blow-by-blow action, as Warner Bros has released the full sequence online ahead of its DVD release.
by Kristy Puchko August 21, 2014 comments
China Is Loving Godzilla
Godzilla probably won’t go down as the highest grossing movie of 2014, but as of now, it boasts the single highest grossing day of the year in the United States. As of this evening, it can now say the same thing about China too.
by Mack Rawden June 13, 2014 comments
Gareth Edwards Still Attached To Godzilla 2 and 3
Gareth Edwards went from directing a small indie film to rebooting a gigantic franchise in the space of a couple short years. Now the rising filmmaker is about to become a part of a galaxy far, far away from what he's used to, thanks to his new gig on the first Star Wars standalone film. So how does this effect his duties on the newly minted Legendary Pictures franchise?
by Mike Reyes May 23, 2014 comments
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past And Blended
Looking to Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Blended for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of monster movies, time-travel tales and romantic comedies.
by Kristy Puchko May 23, 2014 comments
Dear Studios: Please Stop Destroying Big Cities And Massive Buildings
How many times have we seen this? How many building can we watch completely collapse and fall to the ground, killing faceless thousands? We're beyond the hand-wringing over whether this level of violence is appropriate or not.
by Gabe Toro May 21, 2014 comments
Why Are So Many TV Stars Struggling To Turn Into Movie Stars?
Many TV watchers claimed the last decade plus of television was a golden age of programming, but it may have been a golden age of characters and their must-watch transformative arcs. Actors like Cranston, or the late James Gandolfini, never became transcendent out of their signature roles.
by Gabe Toro May 21, 2014 comments
Godzilla Easter Eggs Reference Mothra, Naval History And Breaking Bad
Gareth Edwards’ rebirth of Godzilla didn’t hammer fans over the heads with obvious foreshadowing. Instead, he laid clever, small Easter Eggs all over his Godzilla feature film… even though most of them were “blink-and-you-missed-them” quick.
by Sean O'Connell May 21, 2014 comments
Hear Me Out: Juliette Binoche Gives The Most Important Performance In Godzilla
There are times when a review is just too small a stage to get into every detail of what makes a movie great. So today, I want to focus on one scene in particular that really made Godzilla outstanding. And it's not one teased in its trailers.
by Kristy Puchko May 20, 2014 comments
In Defense Of Roland Emmerich's Godzilla
1998's Godzilla, meanwhile, seems to be made for the public's true understanding of Godzilla. No, not from the movies, but from cheap jokes, commercials, and repeated branding opportunities. Cynical and opportunist, sure, but more honest.
by Gabe Toro May 19, 2014 comments
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Says Godzilla 2 Could Pull From Jaws Inspirations
A couple of weeks ago, before critics were allowed to gush or audiences had gotten more than mere glimpses of this rebooted beast, I had a chance to sit down with Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Amid talk of the production and its allusions to Jaws, I asked him what he'd like to see if Godzilla 2 got greenlit.
by Kristy Puchko May 19, 2014 comments
Monday Movie Memo: Why Godzilla 2 Is A Bad Idea
The dust hadn't even settled on the weekend, and a sequel to Gareth Edwards' hit film Godzilla already had been announced. I try to tell you in the Memo above why that's a bad idea.
by Sean O'Connell May 19, 2014 comments
4 Big Godzilla Problems We Need To Address
As much as I personally enjoyed Godzilla - and I really did quite a bit – ever since I walked out of my screening I have been nagged by thoughts of some critical issues that don’t quite ruin the film, but certainly do their part to take it down a few pegs.
by Eric Eisenberg May 18, 2014 comments
Godzilla 2 Is Coming, Says Warner Bros.
So where does a sequel go? Legendary and the WB sadly do not seem to own the rights to Godzilla's classic enemies, including Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah. So the good news is, more new monsters. The bad news is, was anyone really enamored with the M.U.T.O.'s from the current movie?
by Gabe Toro May 18, 2014 comments
The 15 Best Disaster Movies Of All Time
Could it be that we’ve forgotten how great disaster movies used to be? Because for a while, they were to Hollywood what superhero movies are at the moment: the red-hot genre that lured the best actors, directors and below-the-line talents in the industry.
by Sean, Eric, Kelly, Mack, Kristy May 16, 2014 comments
Godzilla Opens To $9.3 Million Thursday Night Showings
There's also the matter of a fanbase with a ceiling. The best possible scenario is that people like the new Godzilla and word spreads, making the film a hit. That word of mouth is going to be the difference between this film making $200 and $250 million domestically.
by Gabe Toro May 16, 2014 comments
10 Cheesiest Action-Hero Names In Summer Movie History
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by Sean O'Connell May 16, 2014 comments
The Score Board: Godzilla
This is an often bleak, punishing film, but Desplat's not-unwelcome score seems operatic, heroic. It's a little bit idealist for a movie that has a fairly ethereal, pitch-back tone.
by Gabe Toro May 16, 2014 comments
Godzilla Dominates Advance Ticket Sales Toward Record-Breaking Weekend
Already tickets for Godzilla represent more than 80% of the sites sales for this weekend. The reboot from director Gareth Edwards is currently outpacing sales for such much-anticipated tent poles as Thor: The Dark World, World War Z, Prometheus, and Pacific Rim, at similar times in their own respective countdowns to opening.
by Kristy Puchko May 15, 2014 comments
Godzilla '98 Gets An Honest, Thermonuclear Trailer Roast
Fans of the 1998 version of Godzilla, you are warned. Your sacred calf is about to be sacrificed upon the alter of the bigger, badder lizard god, in the hopes that maybe we'll have a better Godzilla flick upon us this weekend. For those of us who lined up to see the biggest summer movie of 1998, only to experience the biggest disappointment of 1998, our day of ultimate judgment has come. So grab your marshmallows, because this turkey's about to get crispy!
by Mike Reyes May 13, 2014 comments
Ken Watanabe Fought Hard For One Major Change On Godzilla, Plus 4 Other Thrilling Facts
Now, we offer five other fascinating revelations learned from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe about the monster, the movie, and working with director Gareth Edwards.
by Kristy Puchko May 13, 2014 comments
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Godzilla Ticket
Considering seven separate categories, To 3D Or Not To 3D evaluates the full scope of the 3D viewing experience. Think of it as a consumer's guide for your movie-going, complete with a viewers poll where you can weigh in on how you plan to see Godzilla.
by Kristy Puchko May 12, 2014 comments
Monday Movie Memo: 5 Facts You Need To Know About The Godzilla Prequel
To get you caught up, we blazed through the Godzilla prequel graphic novel, "Godzilla: Awakening," and picked out the 5 facts you need to know before grabbing a ticket to Godzilla this weekend! We kept the discussion relatively spoiler free, giving you a chance to hear about Godzilla and get prepared for Edwards' massive summer blockbuster.
by Sean O'Connell May 12, 2014 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Godzilla And Million Dollar Arm Reviews
Sneaking in one last Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there, in particular Mrs. Rotten Week, who keeps the parenting on lock down around here. She has to because I’m mostly just thinking about movies all the time. My brain can only do so many things at once. She really picks up the slack, which is great. Love you baby! This week we’ve got Godzilla and one expensive arm.
by Doug Norrie May 11, 2014 comments
Watch Godzilla Make A Convincing Argument For 3D Conversion
Godzilla is only a week away from release, and the excitement is almost at its peak. As if to further fuel the fire, a new video about the film's 3D conversion process has been brought to our attention. Surprisingly, director Gareth Edwards has one of the most persuasive arguments for why a 3D post-conversion makes sense for the film, as well as for film-making in general. James Cameron may be the champion of native 3D, but Gareth Edwards might be his post-conversion counterpart.
by Mike Reyes May 8, 2014 comments
Interstellar Prepares To Launch A New Trailer With Godzilla
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been building up a quiet head of steam over the past couple of years. More recently, it's been slowly revealing itself to the public, with only one trailer to show for itself. In a perfect combination of timing and exposure, Godzilla's May 16th release will be the trailer's theatrical premiere.
by Mike Reyes May 5, 2014 comments
Godzilla Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson And Ken Watanabe Talk To Us About Fat Shaming The Creature
The Japanese public have accused Godzilla of becoming an "American fatty," but his cast mates in Godzilla are coming to his defense.
by Kristy Puchko May 5, 2014 comments
4 New Godzilla Clips Tease Monster Vs. Monster Action
This year's summer blockbuster schedule is completely packed. For the next few months there will only be a few weekends that don't see the release of a big-budget action movie, and May is no different than June or July. This weekend we saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swing into theaters, and very soon we will be hearing the thunderous footsteps of Godzilla.
by Eric Eisenberg May 4, 2014 comments
Japanese People Are Apparently Annoyed At How Fat Godzilla Has Gotten
Opinion seems pretty mixed among people I know as to whether or not Godzilla is going to work as a movie, but on the whole, the response to Godzilla’s actual appearance has been overwhelmingly positive. At least in America. Apparently in Japan, there’s been a whole lot of snark hilariously directed at, of all things, the beast's weight.
by Mack Rawden May 2, 2014 comments
Summer Movie Box Office Predictions: Blockbusters To Bombs
Which is why we've decided to break down most of the summer's offerings, observing exactly what it is about some films that cause them to succeed and fail. This involved number crunching, market analysis, educated guesses, and the application of a few snobby biases.
by Gabe Toro May 2, 2014 comments
Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards Wants To See Your Reaction Videos
What would you do if you stepped out of your house and saw Godzilla walking towards you. Would you just take off in the opposite direction? Would you run back inside and pray that the door locks are enough? Would you just stand their and scream? Whatever it is you'd do, apparently director Gareth Edwards wants to know.
by Eric Eisenberg April 30, 2014 comments
Godzilla Gets His Close-Up In Brand New International Trailer
Thus far, the marketing for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla has done a very good job hiding the giant beasts it features, either only featuring them in quick shots or hiding their features with camera angles, smoke, and/or debris. With this brand new trailer for the film it would appear that the marketing department has thrown that original plan completely out the window.
by Eric Eisenberg April 28, 2014 comments
20 Summer Movies You Absolutely Can Not Miss
For each, we try to explain WHY these movies matter. You have a lot of films to choose from in the summer season. These are the ones we think need to be on your radar.
by Sean, Eric, Kristy, Gabe, Kelly & Mack April 28, 2014 comments
Godzilla Launches All Out Assault With International Footage, IMAX Poster
The past couple of months have been chock full of material promoting the new Godzilla movie, and today is no exception. Two clips and a poster had landed, and they’re just as impressive as the already formidable marketing we’ve already seen. But can it look good enough to make everyone forget “that” Godzilla movie? What lies within this link is probably the strongest argument yet that yes – this is going to make everyone think “that” Godzilla movie never existed.
by Mike Reyes April 24, 2014 comments
Godzilla's Secret Roar And 4 More Stories We Learned About The Upcoming Reboot At WonderCon
As part of a morning studio presentation from the folks at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, Edwards sat down in front of a massive crowd gathered inside the Anaheim Convention Center arena and revealed some fascinating new details about just what went into the making of the new Godzilla.
by Eric Eisenberg April 19, 2014 comments
New Godzilla TV Spot Emphasizes Grief, Chaos and Nature's Order
"It's not the end of the world" is a phrase that takes on new meaning when it kind of is. Or at the very least, when a giant monster starts tearing things up, as is the case for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, a new take on a classic monster story. The latest TV spot for the film spends most of its time focusing on the human element, as we see some of the characters whose lives have or are going to be greatly affected by what's to come.
by Kelly West April 18, 2014 comments
The World's First (And Only) Summer Movie/NBA Playoff Combo Preview
We've handpicked sixteen big summer releases and matched them up with an NBA title contender. Some connect tenuously, superficially. Others have unusual similarities, borderline creepy. But at least it's all at your fingertips.
by Gabe Toro April 18, 2014 comments
Godzilla Toys Provide A Good Look At The Reboot's Other Monster
We've know since early last year that Gareth Edwards' upcoming Godzilla reboot would feature a monster other than just the eponymous one - but even though we've seen many trailers for the film we have yet to get a good look at it. Footage has shown hints of a giant flying creature and a weird foot, but for the most part all of the attention has been put on the King of the Monsters.
by Eric Eisenberg April 17, 2014 comments
Godzilla's Latest Poster Celebrates The Creature's Japanese Heritage
Godzilla comes out on May 14, and I say with a mixture of awe and excitement that I really don’t know what it’s going to be about BEYOND the fact that Godzilla comes back and causes chaos.
by Sean O'Connell April 15, 2014 comments
Godzilla Concept Art Shows Off The Chilling Power Of The King Of The Monsters
If you're chomping at the bit to take a bite out of this reboot, then you'll salivate over these looks at the production design, courtesy of Mark Cotta Vaz.
by Kristy Puchko April 8, 2014 comments
Bryan Cranston Faces Terror And Loss In Chilling Godzilla Extended Look
Heads or tails? This extended look at Godzilla offers a little bit of both. And by a little bit, I mean we get just a few seconds of the monster, while the rest of the two and a half minute video focuses on disaster and a pretty brilliant demonstration of Bryan Cranston's acting abilities. And we're filled in a bit on the story.
by Kelly West April 6, 2014 comments
New Godzilla TV Spot Gives Us A Look At That Handsome Devil
Even though there's the nice face shot of our beloved Godzilla, this ad does somewhat play peekaboo with the legendary beast with the nuclear roar. Given that director Gareth Edwards' previous film is Monsters, which only showed small segments of the titular aliens at a time (for smart budgetary reasons), are we going to be refused any full-length shots of the monster in motion?
by Gabe Toro April 4, 2014 comments
Godzilla TV Spot Teases A Force That Can Not Be Stopped
The studio also understands, however, that it’s the monster who will be luring the most audiences into theaters. But they wisely know that they do NOT have to show Godzilla to us in every frame of promotional material prior to release. Save some big reveals for opening weekend!
by Sean O'Connell April 1, 2014 comments
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