Godzilla is a disaster film that also features Godzilla, this is both a strength and a weakness of the film. I liked the tone and serious nature of the film and how it portrayed the title monster but it had problems. The human element was strong to start with but quickly became bland and lifeless. The story whilst for the most was fresh in its delivery did at times revisit monster franchises that it clearly wanted to be and came very close. The visuals are great and from the creature designs to the environment everything looked real, if this happened this is how it would look. Gareth Edwards clearly has talent and for a first big budget outing he has accomplished a really entertaining film. I look forward to his future work. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, leave any comments below, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. Let them fight.” – ‘Let Them Fight’ should have been the title.
Sorry I planned to write a review of this earlier but better late than never. I first heard about this film in an issue of Empire Magazine earlier in the year and the idea intrigued me, but the teaser image sold me on it, so I waited to see if it would actually come out but like so many before it it’d been moved to next year. Still I got this trailer to hold me over until January and well it’s not what I expected. Whilst I may love my fantasy films and my big budget explosions I was kind of hoping this one might be a little subtler, but it’s got some fascinating creatures and features so am not complaining. Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore are…interesting choices but I am not sure I’d pick them for the roles, certainly hope they prove me wrong. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.
Tremors is the type of film that I think people would look at the trailer and go nah, but if you watch the film then it will grow on you fast with its humour, fun and qwerky characters. This is another film that contains a group of people trapped in a place away from society and something is going to get them, you just can’t beat that setting for a monster film. The film is massively into honouring the low budget 1950’s monster films and any film that does this gets me as a fan. The story is smooth and plays out so organically compared to most monster flicks, and the monsters themselves are really unique in the way they look and even the way they kill. You don’t get many unique monsters anymore which I think is really sad, however you do get a few though and I always like to use this film to compare how original they really are. The characters in the film might be my favourite part, after all I am a believer in connecting with the characters you are watching on film, and it’s hard to beat that first scene in which you get to know the two main characters. Val: “You will have… long blonde hair, big green eyes, world class breasts, ass that won’t quit, and legs… that go ALL THE WAY UP!”
Were back to the top ten’s and this could be the last of 2000-2010, so let me make it a good one. Kid’s films, mainly animations which let’s face it are the best. I am a sucker for these films as I grew up with a few of the earlier ones and watched the later ones with my cousins so I didn’t seem weird. So many films missed the cut off date, for example A Bug’s Life (1998), Tarzan (1999), The Iron Giant (1999) and Toy Story 2 (1999). Good year for kids films, but I am unwilling to change the almighty rules of the top ten. For I have spoken my gibberish! You know the rules but still at the end vote for favourite film from part 1, then in part 2 being released Monday do the same, then after a while I will post the results.
This is my top ten horror list I hope you enjoy. Thank all for voting and I hope your film won.
Oh My God what the hell is that, arghghhhh it’s got me! Where’s my shot gun damn it! OH GOD NOT MY BRAIN… [Part 1]
Go into caves, tempt ghosts, open portals into other dimensions, go into any room with a 1408 number, go into a theme park when it’s a zombie apocalypse and drink crazy water![Part 2]
Oh snap! Don’t go in there you fool! WHY DON’T YOU LEARN! Well in top ten horror films part 2 we learn not to go into caves, tempt ghosts, open portals into other dimensions, go into any room with a 1408 number, don’t go into a theme park when it’s a zombie apocalypse and don’t drink crazy water!