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There will surely be a time soon when the film industry decides that monster movies just aren't a good fit for modern cinema audiences. That we have developed a more sophisticated taste for storytelling and an appreciation for nuance, and that therein lies a problem for films that are essentially about giant rage-beasts smashing things up with their clumsy hoof-paws. Luckily, that time hasn't come yet and until it does we still have opportunities like this one to enjoy creature features that are as big, dumb and ridiculous as whatever enormous idiot monkey is causing all the destruction in the first place. That's right, this film is a gigantic fun monster - a stupidly thrilling buffoon baboon of a movie - and we shouldn't want it any other way.
Posted by Ali Gray
at 23:45 on 18 May 2014
Gareth Edwards' Godzilla - coincidentally his film and what he calls his own penis - is enjoying a monster opening weekend, scaring up $93 million in his first three days of re-release. Because that number is lots, the sequel bell has been rung in the Legendary Pictures office, signifying that a new Godzilla movie will be forthcoming, and there's nothing any of us can do about it. Except, of course, pitch some ideas to Edwards and co.
Posted by Ali Gray
at 07:00 on 12 May 2014
Godzilla is the kind of excellent monster movie you can only make when you've already seen someone else make it exactly wrong as your reference. Though director Gareth Edwards first movie, the fittingly titled Monsters, was a stunning debut, Roland Emmerich's ill-advised 1998 Godzilla remake acts as Edwards' training wheels – a clear guide on what not to do. Where Emmerich favoured levity, Edwards favours atmosphere; where Emmerich keeps it local, Edwards goes global; Emmerich's disowned creature became officially known as 'Zilla'; Edwards' king of monsters is quickly labelled "a God". And rightly so, because this Godzilla stands tall in the modern pantheon of monster movies: a no-nonsense beast from beyond that makes his 90s counterpart look like a bogey with legs.
Unless you were in a coma until about half an hour ago and have only just got to checking the latest movie trailers (in which case, what the hell? Priorities!), you won't have escaped the first official trailer for a certain large reptilian monster movie making its way onto the internet. I'm talking of course about Gareth Edwards' Godzilla
. Just thought I'd clarify that in case you really have been in a coma, or are Google. Breakdown!
Posted by Luke
at 13:20 on 09 Oct 2013
If you were quick enough off the mark last Friday, you would have seen a glimpse of Gareth Edwards' upcoming Godzilla
reboot - which had been nestling on Youtube under the name "Fatman Trailer" for about a month before hitting the big time. But as quick as it could be retweeted, Warner Bros. shut it down faster than the US Government did the day after Grand Theft Auto 5 came out. Well, I reckon I've got a pretty good memory, and I reckon I can replicate that teaser here on this website, for you, using nothing but MS Paint. Ain't nobody taking my shitty drawings away.
Posted by Chris
at 01:46 on 05 Jan 2011
Gareth Edwards will direct another American Godzilla reboot. If his first feature is any indication, this movie will feature bland, barely talented actors in the lead roles, only this time they'll be Japanese.