Sonntag, 8. Oktober 2017

Film of the Week#309: Shin Godzilla (2016)

Allrighty then!

It was a hard as fuck week for me, therefore I deliver you two reviews on one day. This will be the first. It was mucho exciting!

First of all, "Shin Godzilla" has nothing to do with "Godzilla: Final Wars" or the us-version of Godzilla from 2014. It is just another reboot of the franchise. In fact, in the future we will have TWO Godzilla-franchises: American and Japanese.


The movie tells us a story that takes place in bureaucracy hell. A modern day japan experiences the coming of a huge monster who rises from upon the sea. But it doesn't look in any way like Godzilla. It crawls all the way through Tokyo and looks like it has some kind of a seizure. The government official simply don't know what to do. There are meetings after meetings where it's being discussed what the hell they are going to do. Should they stop the monster? Kill it? Catch it and leave the job for scientists and biologists? I don't know how much time they spent discussing in this movie. Anyways, soon it becomes clear that the monster is in a metamorphose stadium - it is only a larvae...

Well, the design of modern day Godzilla was widely known. BUT. No one knew, why he looked like that. Why he had so tiny arms and why the hell he looks like a zombificated version of himself. Okay, the questions are not really answered. At least it becomes clear that it might be only a stadium. Someday we will maybe witness an even more majestic Godzilla with an ultimately chaotic origin story. What I enjoyed and hated about the movie was the fact that it's so modern. Back in the day, you just had to "discuss" what to do with the monster and then start attacking it. Nowadays we got the first meeting, the second one, the third one, the gazillionth one and a free ride in bureaucracy hell. It's quite disturbing, but okay. The special effects are awesome. I honestly cannot complain about Godzillas laser beam and all that. Just great!

8/10 deposit bottles

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