150 (ish)-Word Movie Review: “Godzilla”

WHAT: Godzilla
WHEN: Friday, May 16, 7:15 p.m. show
WHERE: Bemidji Theatre

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So, I really liked this movie. A lot. It felt entirely too short on the monster-on-monster fighting action, and I was caught off-guard a bit by the fact that Godzilla was never really attacked by human armies (although they were planning to blow him up as collateral damage to kill the two monsters they *did* want to kill), but overall this movie was really fun. You can really¬†appreciate what can be done with modern special effects, and the scope of city destruction in this movie just further hammers home how far overboard the Superman/Zod fight went in “Man of Steel.” The roar was great; Godzilla looked like a believable, modern Godzilla; they had the good sense to include the nuclear breath as a finishing move; the “bad” monsters were very cool and were suitable Godzilla foes. They also dropped a subtle, but awesome, Mothra reference.

I’d go see this again in the theaters without hesitation.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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