Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)

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The “Godzilla” hype machine has been relentless. The trailers have been incredible, and every new bit of footage released is better than the last. But I’ve been fooled before. Does the movie actually live up to the gargantuan amount of hype surrounding it? Absolutely. “Godzilla” is an insanely entertaining summer spectacle that manages to pay tribute to the character’s historic cinematic run while also establishing a much darker and serious tone. The film is certainly flawed, but that’s easy to overlook given how awe-inspiring and immersive the overall experience can be.

After a mysterious earthquake claims the lives of thousands, a now widowed Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened. He doesn’t buy the “natural disaster” cover-up, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth, even if it means alienating his marine corps son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johson). I really don’t want to get into the…

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