The Upload Image feature is currently undergoing maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.
All of the sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town plunged into chaos with its landing reaching the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named "Godzilla".
Cast & Credits
- Hasegawa HirokiRando Yaguchi [Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary]Main Role
- Takenouchi YutakaHideki Akasaka [Government Official]Main Role
- Ishihara SatomiKayoco Anne Patterson [Special Envoy for the President of the United States]Main Role
- Kora Kengo[Government Official]Support Role
- Osugi Ren[Prime Minister]Support Role
- Ichikawa Mikako[Government Official]Support Role
This is a political movie, yes. If you don't like politics and expect an intense fight with Gojira the whole time like those western movie, this movie might not be for you. There are so many political issues they need to handle with. How the government should react when something not written inside the manual happened to the country, what the Prime Minister should do in time of crisis; stay with the people or run away, surrender to pressure or think of other way out. How the ministers should react fast to support the country; find a way out or give up. And probably the most critical point, what Japanese should do for Japan; ask for help from outside to take over or ask for help but still take control of the overall decision. This movie also tackled on sensitive issue for Japanese; the nuclear and radioactive stuffs and the army first big crisis after the post war. Awesome, I tell you.
Non Japanese might find all these stuffs are hard to relate thus tend to focus on the weird side effects, weird Gojira movement. Not to mention the music is so Japanese in so many ways. Try to see this movie in Japanese POV and you will find this movie is an extremely good one. Recommended.
Was this review helpful to you?
Korean has Tiger, American has Dinosaur and Japanese has Godzilla ...
First mistake, how can a creature of that size get close to the bay of Japan? The navy has sonars and constant monitoring, like they can detect whales but not monsters. (Afff)
Second error, during the live broadcast of the broadcasters, look at the upper left corner of the TVs, there is a clock, there is a channel that was showing 0:10 local time, but in the next scene it is day and to make worse the subsequent one shows how Being 13:02. (Kkkk)
Third mistake, they shoot the creature's face but it does not pierce the eye, how can it? And to close if the bug froze the "smoke" that comes out of the ice ?.
I had to laugh at the first creature, until in a way it was cute and not scary. More or less special effects and computer graphics. Depending on the scene the animal does not walk it aquaplana, turns statue and does not move the mouth. In the past it was possible to understand why it was animatronic but nowadays the thing has evolved.
It's fire, ice, laser ... Since this monster is equipped, I have the slight impression that this monster was actually alien. When the origin of the monster is plausible, I will not go into details because it would involve many spoilers.
Positive point is the soundtrack, I liked it even more because they kept the original of the first movie. I love it.
Negative point, surely I can say that Shin Godzilla is a commercial commercial military film, with the purpose of showing the technologies and facilities as well as the military might of Japan.
Generally speaking, it's a nonsense movie, because it sins a lot in the end, but it's still an interesting movie.
Was this review helpful to you?