Tuesday, 23 August 2016
The Return of Godzilla (1984)
The first proper reveal of the rejuvenated kaijū is impressive, with newly added facial animatronics enabling it to have nuances like never before.
An intimate human story exists alongside and outweighs a larger political one. Foreign powers get involved, forcing Japan to take a stand on two fronts.
The last act feels like it could've been tightened up in comparison to what came before. As it stands, it resembles a disaster movie, but I see no reason why it can't be perceived as such. Godzilla is a force of a particular nature, after all, a personification of a monstrous event.
4 calling birds out of 5