review by Bobby Blakey
With all the anticipation building for the clash of icons in the upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong what better time to revisit the beginning of their shared universe. In 2014 director Gareth Edwards took a crack at bringing the famed behemoth to the big screen. While the film was met with mixed results I loved it and even better it kicked off a new monster universe.
Godzilla follows the Janjira nuclear plant that was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody's colleague and wife, Sandra in 1999. Years later, Joe's son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster's secret cause on the wreck's very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have.
Here’s the thing. I know there are issues with this movie in relation to the darkness and as with all these kinds of movies, the human characters. My love for all things Kaiju and Godzilla overpowers all these issues. I honestly don’t get the hate I’ve heard since this movie came out. It brings Godzilla to glorious life for a new generation while honoring the old and all its city destroying action. Unlike the version released in 1998 this screams Godzilla all the way through. Some seem to forget that most of the olders films focus more on the people too so this once seemed to be following that same mold.
Most people have already seen this movie that are going to and have their opinions already, but I stand by my love of the film while still recognizing its issues. This new 4K version looks awesome and fully takes it to the level
visually that it deserves. This is the way these movie’s need to be seen in high definition and on the biggest loudest screen possible.
In addition to the film in glorious 4K this release offers up bonus content including numerous previously released featurettes taking you behind bringing this updated version of the monster icon to life once again. Grab your copy of Godzilla available now on 4K Ultra for the first time from Warner Bros Home Entertainment just in time to check out the latest chapter in their new Kaiju universe coming up Godzilla vs Kong.