Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Godzilla' - A Haiku Review

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Godzilla had a monstrous opening weekend, pulling in more than $93 million and ensuring that The King of the Monsters will soon wreak havoc on our movie screens again. Yet, before we look ahead to the already-confirmed sequel, just how was the Gareth Edwards' American revival of the iconic Japanese monster? 

If you follow me on Twitter (and, really, why wouldn't you?), you know I was pretty disappointed in the film, which seemed to marginalize its title character in favor of two-dimensional stock characters and the real stars of Godzilla, the insect-like Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms (MUTOs if you're nasty). Worse yet, whenever the film did bring us the monster-on-monster action we came to see, it would cut away to where the action isn't. Not cool, guys. 

I could go on and on, but in honor of Godzilla's country of origin, I've summed up my thoughts on the film in the haiku below. 

Godzilla's not great,
The big guy needs more screen time
In the next movie. 

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