Impossible to obliterate a highly creative monolithic monster, a mutant descendent of the dinosaur family; thriving on radioactivity, deliciously dished by viable governments, determined to erase him from the globe; fortunately for viewers “Godzilla”, an amphibian of mammoth magnitude, still possess pungently powerful immunities to weapons of mass extinction.
Interestingly “Godzilla” lacks the “fear factor”; being my first exposure to this legendary threat, determined to annihilate the known world, generated awe and a certain degree of respect; visually hypnotic, neatly structured, comfortably aware that the main human protagonist will undoubtedly prevail, while digitalized cities are squashed in a nanosecond; “Godzilla”, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe is a sensational product, succinctly entertaining, and a temporary antidote, respite from life’s minutia.
Paying little heed to the problematic scientific jargon; admiring the ingenious inventiveness of the cinematographers; the dexterity, agility of Godzilla’s mighty tail, uncanny vindictiveness of his flying foes; hopeful that Godzilla after a much deserved vacation will rise once more and imaginatively survive man’s scientific alacrity.
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!