Godzilla Review: The time when Gojira becomes Godzilla

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They say, when humans over-exploit the earth’s resources, the nature acts in malevolent ways. This is exactly what has been featured in this film: Of tremendous destruction, with the utmost use of graphics & VFX has pioneered this movie into one of the  dandiest. Though this is just another effort to deliver a commercial movie, Gareth Edwards & his crew strives to turn it into a thorough thriller.

ImageIn 1999, Daisuke Serizawa and Vivienne Graham (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins) come across a colossal skeleton and two chrysalis-shaped pods, with one egg hatched. Shortly afterwards, the Janjira Nuclear plant in Japan suffers a destruction wrongly taken for an earthquake, in which wife of a nuclear technician Joe Brody (Brian Cranston) gets killed. In his theory of conspiracy, Joe gets his life in danger, when his Son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) bails him out. They soon find out that in  place of that plant, a large chrysalis has appeared. It hatches an unidentified flying creature called MUTO which brings about catastrophic destruction. How will it enrage the Godzilla? What will be the consequences of those incidents?

Direction & Screenplay:

Gareth Edwards has recreated and rejuvenated the ‘terrifying force of nature’ by retelling the story of Godzilla in an enthralling manner. He has made the utmost use of story & screenplay writers, Dave Callaham & Max Borenstein. Important thing to take up from this film is that he has understood the role of every tidbit in this marvel. He leaves the audience baffled with that ghastly & frenetic monster on the screen.

This is just a repetition of the story from Godzilla (1954). But never has been felt like a remake of another movie. The screenplay elucidates the sequence of devastating destruction & Godzilla’s pragmatic fit in it. It has written perfectly considering a superior place for that violent monster.

Star Performances:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson places himself above all with his manly performance. His robust character is the key to endure this apocalypse. He thoroughly curbs the film from digressing from its former story.

Ken Watanabe has always astonished his viewers, though he he would have elevated if he had gotten a bigger screen space.

Sally Hawkins & Bryan Cranston too are terrific with their skills and complexions do their part sharing less screen space.

Cinematography:

The key which elevates this film is its Cinematography, clean, clear and so enriched in its every bit. Seamus McGarvey does a fabulous task to exude a picturesque sequence of scenes. The VFX & graphics go hand in hand to put up a real-to-the-eyes Godzilla.

The Final Word:

Over the years, many times it has been the Cinematography, visual effects and graphics to ensure the film’s success than its story. It satisfies & restores the fire-breathing glory of the franchise. If you’re to walk out of the theater after getting hooked to this monster ‘Godzilla’, I suggest you watch it in 3D. I’m going with 3.5/5 with this play of camera.

 

 

   
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The Amazing New Spiderman 2: Review

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ImageWhat’s Good: The Chemistry between Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, graphics & Cinematography.

What’s Bad: No depth in  storyline & the screenplay is a weak point.

Loo Breaks: Few

Watch it or not?: Well, it totally depends on you, even though its a Marvel motion film. It’s simply hilarious in brimming with VFX and Cinematography, but this film over does the other aspects. Its a good match between Superhero-Villains, but appending many subplots without effective execution has been a let down this time.

ImageRichard Parker explains why he disappeared mysteriously. In the meantime, Peter Parker fights city’s crime belying as Spiderman with Gwen Stacy as his girlfriend from High School. But soon he has to choose to follow the trail of his father’s disappearing case over his girlfriend.

The film also encapsulates Peter’s acquaintance from childhood, Harry Osborn who takes over as the CEO of Oscorp. But he soon realizes that the only elixir that can save him from cancer is Spiderman’s blood sample. How is he gonna get Spiderman’s blood sample? What’s gonna happen to Peter & Gwen? Who’s gonna help Harry after the refusal from Spiderman?

The Amazing New Spiderman 2 Review: Script Analysis:

Marc Webb truly understands the characters in the film. He has the ability to go down the path of flowering the intricate human lives, nah!, rather, to go down the path of lives of superhero’s & Villains and uses this to his advantage.In the last few minutes he kept audience tethered to the characters more than the exquisite and colossal sets. As well as its predecessor its an equally emotional film with a that perfect spicy and bitter taste. 

The emotional dilemma faced by Peter before leaving his girlfriend, conversation between his & Gwen standing on the roadside has been showcased with the right amount of emotions. The way it all adds up with the quintessential complexions formed by them points at your face. Though Max Dillon could have been used in much better way as well as the second half could have extended the quality of it much more.

The Amazing New Spiderman 2 Review: Star Performances

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker is a handsome guy with buoyancy & as Spiderman is a vigorous superhero with story of valor to his credit. He has played these characters pragmatically. Such a sturdy act is always expected from an actor of his caliber.

You just wanted such a fine actress to make the pair complete. The very alluring lady, Emma Stone has played her part to peak of her abilities. She surely makes you close your eyes with her glint.

Just when things get better, there’s someone waiting to decapitate that happiness. A fine role was given to Dane DeHaan & he stands up to that mark. He plays friend-turned-villain of Spiderman with great enigma. 

Jamie Foxx would be the Man Of The Hour with such astonishing transformation from gel hair combing guy to the ferocious and angry villain throwing off everything that meets his eye. 

Felicity Jones & Sally Field play their part keeping up to the screen space given to them.

The Amazing New Spiderman 2 Review: Directing, Editing & Cinematography

Marc Webb intelligently crafts the structure of this project and with such knack he provides us not only with a highly entertaining, but a visually complete film which could bristle our body hair. This auteur makes this daunting idea look very intriguing.

Talking about the editing of the film, its quite good, much better than its predecessor. Pietro Scalia’s past experience has come in handy in this film. ‘Even the slightest frames look good when handled by the masters’ does make sense in this situation. 

Daniel Mindel has practically made every angle look beautiful, every scene look delicate and every action scene look praiseworthy. He being assisted Marc Webb as the director of Photography in Star Trek edition has developed a camaraderie with the director, making the film picturesque & subtle in its every frame.

The Amazing New Spiderman 2 Review: The Final Word

Marc Webb from the very beginning to its end has build a turret of thrilling, emotional & picturesque moments in this film, making sure the audience is choosing this film over other releases and ensuring good returns from the funds invested by the Producers. This is a film which rarely goes deep into the storyline, unravels little plot, but makes sure that you’re amused when you walk out of the theater. A Marvel’s film is always something to watch for & cheer about but this simply does not elevate to such level, so I’m going with 3/5.