Godzilla (2014)
First screened in May 2014
Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Victor Rasuk, Richard T. Jones, Carson Bolde, CJ Adams, Jake Cunanan, Taylor Nichols. Screenplay: Max Borenstein (based on an original screen story by Dave Callaham).

Twitter Capsule: Bracing spectacle hits impressive peaks but tone, story, politics fluctuate. 9/11, tsunami, Fukushima used as grist?

VOR:   Either despite or due to how boilerplate the framework is, surviving shimmers of eccentricity are exciting. Signals valuably how blockbusters could get weirder, and not just to me.

Photo © 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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