Suicide Squad (Review)

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At Least the Team is Good

Can a director write a script in six weeks and make a really good blockbuster? Suicide Squad tries to answer that question and it is resounding no! Warner Bros. signed David Ayer, director of Fury and End of the Watch, in September 2014 to write and direct the Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. had the film scheduled to start filming in April of 2015 and to be released in August of 2016. David Ayer had 7 months before filming. He had to research the characters, write a decent script, cast the team (which most of the team December of 2015), and start pre-production in 7 months. Steven Spielberg, John Ford, or any other famous Hollywood Director could have completed this task Warner Bros. and again the studio failed to supersede Marvel’s success.  Suicide Squad turned out to be a mess but is saving grace are the characters and the chemistry that the actors display and really helps bond the characters together.

Superman is dead! The world doesn’t have anybody to protect it. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) believes that she can coerce a group of supervillains to fight for her and protect the world against other metahumans who want to destroy it.  She manipulates Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnamann) to fall in love with June Moon (Cara Delevinge) to keep her alter-ego, Enchantress, at bay. Enchantress quickly turns on Flagg and Waller. Waller seeking a way to stop Enchantress recruits the supervillains known as:  Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney),  and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) to fight for her.  The supervillains must work together and prevent Enchantress from destroying the world.

Suicide Squad is a clock with a lot of broken parts but casting, visuals, and action is the parts that work. Visually has a dark setting but the lightening allows humor to be infused within the movie. The action is spectacular. Deadshot can take out an army of baddies by himself by him being so accurate. Harley beats people up with her bat and looks sexy while doing. Captain Boomerang has different kind of boomerangs that help him.  El Diablo and Killer Croc are the muscle with superhuman powers or strength that can rip enemies to shreds or burn them to a crisp. The action sequences are very entertaining because the team works together and each add humor some situations.

Will Smith nails Deadshot. Smith delivers a tormented heart felt performance  and is really the leader of the Suicide Squad. Margot Robbie is fantastic as Harley Quinn. She embodies all of the characteristics of the Harley. Jai Courtney is very entertaining as Captain Boomerang. Boomerang is such a ego maniac, snarky with every character, but also a badass. He really can kick ass in the film.  Jay Hernandez really portrays a tormented Diablo. The audience can tell that Diablo is super powerful but holds back and the movie explains that reasoning quite well. Adewale is really good Killer Croc. He has a physical presence on screen that makes his character very formable.  However, the real star is Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.  Joel Kinnamann is great as Rick Flag but the leader and villain of this movie is Amanda Waller. Davis portrays Waller as ruthless, non-empathetic, and might be a bigger sociopath than the Joker. She will kill anybody to keep a secret.  Suicide Squad has major issues.

The Suicide Squad, despite the character performances, really is unevenly paced with pointless plot.  The pacing is uneven because the movie starts with a bang with the introduction of the team in the prison complex with different musical songs introducing them then switches to Amanda Waller with her song being Sympathy of the Devil.  The song selections were perfect introductions to the characters and their personalities. Waller is the devil so her song is perfect for her. The film switches to Amanda Waller narrating why we need a team metahumans because Superman is dead. Characters actually narrate about other characters during these flashbacks.  The audience spends about twenty minutes getting introduced to these characters and we don’t get to see Waller recruit the team and see their abilities until about 30 minutes in the movie.  The film switches to the Enchantress villain and it keeps switching. The Joker even has a subplot in the film about finding Harley Quinn.  The Joker is another big problem.

The Joker doesn’t belong in the movie. He is a distraction in the storyline, and Jared Leto’s acting is a major distraction.  His Joker is a mixed bag.  His Joker and Harley have a very co-dependent relationship which is nailed perfectly but on the other hand, his mannerisms as the Joker are not creepy and rather predictable. His best scene by himself might be in the night club flashback using Harley as a distraction to kill one of his henchman. However, he is not really memorable because the Harley flashbacks and his storyline take away from the enjoyment of seeing the Suicide Squad as a team together. I walked to the bathroom during a Harley and Joker flashback because the scene was so disinteresting.

Suicide Squad is a bad movie. Everybody is to blame besides the main actors not including Jared Leto as the Joker. The action sequences are good but not memorable. This DC movie has humor in which is a positive. Will Smith, Margo Robbie, and Viola Davis really help make this film entertaining enough to watch.  Warner Bros. Studios does deserve the blame because they expedited the developmental process to complete with Marvel and their marketing department put a emphasis on the Joker. He is in the movie for like 10 to 20 minutes and seriously takes away from the screen time of the team in the film. David Ayer also deserves some blame for adding the Joker in the movie.  However, Suicide Squad deserves a sequel where Deadshot, Harley, and the whole team deserve to come back and face a worthy villain that is entertaining. Suicide Squad gets 2.5 out 5.

 

Hello Suicide Squad plus the Joker!

Harley Quinn and Deadshot are the usually the two leaders of the Suicide Squad team.  Amanda Waller in the background is the overall commander of the team of villians

Harley Quinn and Deadshot are the usually the two leaders of the Suicide Squad team. Amanda Waller in the background is the overall commander of the team of villains

Warner Bros. is putting Marvel, Sony, and Fox on alert that they are ready to play ball!

So far, Warner Bros has been heavily criticized on how they handle their DC superhero properties compared to Marvel.  The criticism has been fair because Marvel is almost on its phase 3 with introducing Dr. Strange, Black Panther, the Inhumans, and Captain Marvel. However. Warner Bros announced their DC slate not to long ago and they are continuously stock piling acting talent for their key roles.  Warner will introduce the first Black Superhero first with Cyborg in Batman V. Superman, have a Wonder Woman movie before Marvel’s Captain Marvel movie, and have a villain team up movie before Sony’s Sinister Six movie.  Warner Bros might be fashionable late to the party but they are introducing their characters first. Yesterday, Warner Bros and DC announced the cast for Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad is a team of villains under the command of Amanda Waller who take out bad guys or take on dangerous missions for the government in order to get a reduced sentences or full pardons. Warner Bros. has said this movie will be like the Dirty Dozen. They have kind of officially announced that Deadshot will be the leader of the team. David Ayers, director of Fury, wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.   Who are the characters that we will see in this movie?

Smith will play Dead Shot

Smith will play Deadshot

Deadshot is known as Deadshot because he is a master marksmen that never misses. He is an assassin for hire who has a sense of honor. He will not kill anybody but his target usually. However, if a cop or some other hero were to stand in between his target and his line of sight. Deadshot can manipulate a trajectory of a bullet to hit his target. He kills to pay for his daughter’s medical bills. Will Smith needs this role because he has been mostly crap since he did Hancock. Smith will bring a cold likeable charm to his master marksmen.

Tom Hardy will play Rick Flagg

Tom Hardy will play Rick Flagg

Rick Flagg is not a supervillain.  He is a master tactician and strategist, expert on explosives, and very good marksmen. I believe this version of the Rick Flagg will be a leader of the team but will the go to guy to get new weapons or surveillance equipment. He will help the team navigate on their mission. He is the most vulnerable member of the team.  Flagg still can kick ass in hand to hand combat when he needs to.  Hardy is one of the best actors in Hollywood right now. He will make Rick Flagg be important because of his charismatic.

Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang

Jai Courtney will play Captain Boomerang

Digger Harkness is the man who is known as Captain Boomerang. He is Australian but his specialty are his boomerangs which are his weapons.  His Boomerang are a lot like the Batarangs which have special capabilities. They are can penetrate the Batsuit and or follow the Flash at high speeds. Courtney is a upcoming action star who is from Australia. He will be Kyle Reese in Terminator Genesis and that movie will be coming out next summer.

Cara Delevinge as the Enchantress

Cara Delevinge will play the Enchantress

Enchantress is a powerful sorceress. She appears to possess the ability to manipulate magical energy for any number of effects, from healing to teleportation, and can directly affect any non-living objects with her magic. She can also walk through walls. She is a member of the Suicide Squad for keeping her evil side in check.  Personality, I applaud DC and Warner Bros. for bringing in their magic universe into their film universe already. Wonder Woman fights magical enemies as does Dr. Fate, Zatanna, or even Constantine. Delevinge doesn’t have  a big acting resume so she is an unknown.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.  As the Joker likes to say Harley Harley Harley multiple times

Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn. As the Joker likes to say Harley Harley Harley multiple times

Margot Robbie is the second big fish in this movie. Will Smith is a big movie star and playing most likely the leader of the team but Robbie is playing almost the fan favorite. Harley Quinn is a character transcends any other character in this movie besides one other character. She is the Joker’s girlfriend or wife depending on what version of the comic you are reading. She has a likeable charm, is a psychopath, and has no problems in being seductive to stab a person in a back.   Robbie has gained frame from her role in Wolf of Wall Street. I didn’t like the movie so I can tell if she is going to be a good Harley Quinn. I do believe the fact she looks like Harley Quinn is one of the reasons why Robbie was cast. The Hollywood casting brass will tell you that Robbie has talent so I am not going on a fanboy about how she is awful. I mean she is no Gal Gadot after all.

Jared Leto will be the Joker or Mister J. as Harley calls him.  She even calls him Pudding.

Jared Leto will be the Joker or Mister J. as Harley calls him. She even calls him Pudding.

The Joker is the big fish of his movie. I don’t care if Lex Luthor might be in it or rumor Oprah is being considered for Amanda Waller. Waller is the commander of the Suicide Squad. The Joker is the household name. He is so beloved by many that they can’t screw him up. I do believe the Joker will be the bad guy. They will go get him because Lex Luthor wants to use him to kill Batman. The announcement gives a sense how Batman V. Superman will end. The two heroes will become friends and will decide to work together but Lex Luthor’s hatred of Superman will cause to find another villain who can take down Batman. There’s the key, The Joker is really super villain who ultimately break the will of Batman. It will be curious to see how the other villains will fit in or like this plan.  I’m Leto’s Joker will be more like Mark Hamil’s take from the Batman Arkham Games.

Overall, I like the cast annoucement of the Suicide Squad. I think the esemble cast will deliver and the movie comes out August 5th, 2016.

Brandon Routh cast as the Atom for Arrow Season 3

Was formerly Superman now is the Atom

Was formerly Superman now is the Atom

Who is the Atom?

Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns in 2006, is now taking the mantle of another superhero, The Atom.  He will be playing Ray Palmer in Arrow’s season three.  The press release from Warner Bros. Television states:

Routh is set to play the recurring role of Ray Palmer, also known as The Atom, in the show’s third season. His character is a scientist and inventor that will have an unexpected yet mysterious role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity.

A few other reports indicated that he will be in the applied sciences division of Queen Consolidated. It is implied so he will be a love interest for Felicity Smoak. The poor girl is 0-2 in the love department in the show’s history (Barry Allen has Iris and Oliver is too much of a playboy for her).  Felicity does need a nerdy science guy.  Who is the Atom?

The Atom is a superhero who can change his molecular size and density. Ray Palmer experimented with white Dwarf star matter in his lab discovering that he can shrink or enlarge his physical appearance.  The Atom is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC universe. The reason being that he can alter molecular makeup. His utility belt allows him access to equipment that helps him in special situations.  He also can guide through the air and punch through a concrete wall.

The Atom is a character that never gets a lot of face time in the comics or media. It is one of the reasons why this casting is exciting. The writers of Arrow not bound by comic book lore. They can alter the character and make him fit their universe. Brandon Routh is a talented actor. He did get bad press for Superman Returns but it wasn’t his fault. Personally it was a good movie. The box office wasn’t there for Warner Bros but 400 million dollars is nothing to cry about either. His casting will bring in more people into the fold to watch the show.  Arrow returns on Oct 8th at 8 PM Est.

Side Note: On Justice League Unlimited he appears in several episodes; The Return, Dark Heart, and Clash. It is animated cartoon series which is on Netflix.

Edge of Tomorrow Review

Edge of Tomorrow directed by Doug Liman Starts Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

Edge of Tomorrow directed by Doug Liman
Starts Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

 

I have seen about 5 to 10 different Warner Bros. films in the past year, and the trailer for Edge of Tomorrow would play during the previews. The two trailers for Edge of Tomorrow gave me zero excitement about the film, and honestly that was a good thing. Listen, I know the trailers might for this movie might suck but this a movie that is worth going to go see. The trailers does not adequately show how wonderful this film. It’s a great film because it combines Groundhog Day and Aliens into a compelling story.

Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise (Major  William Cage),  Emily Blunt (Rita Vrataski), and  Bill Paxton (Master Sergeant Farrell). The film is based off the book “All You Need Is Kill.”  The Earth is invaded by an alien force called Mimics. They control most of Europe within 5 years after their initial invasion. William Cage is an US Army Major and acts as publicist for United Defense Forces (UDF). He travels to London to meet with General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson), the commander of the UDF. Cage is ordered promote an UDF invasion of Normandy. He will be sent to the front lines during the attack with a media crew. Cage refuses and is sent to base of the invasion force as a private and deserter. The base for the invasion force is at  Heathrow Airport where he meets the Sergeant in charge. Cage has no combat experience and dies during the failed invasion. He suddenly wakes up and sees it’s the day before the invasion and still remembers everything that happened from the previous day.

Edge of Tomorrow is film that combines: comedy, special effects, action, and storytelling into an one fantastic entertaining movie. Doug Liman (the director) did a great job of editing and shooting scenes that every day is a different perspective from Cage or any other character’s point of view. It is one of the reasons why this film is beautifully paced. The special effects are not violent with blood and guts. They were explosions, gun fire, and camera shots that make the audience feel like they are in a warzone. Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth did an excellent job of screenwriting. Edge of Tomorrow has fantastic score by Christophe Beck.

The three main actors in Edge of Tomorrow are Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton. Tom Cruise is still a A list Hollywood star. I loved him in this film, and felt like I was watching him in Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, or A Few Good Men again. His acting energy and intensity was on the same level that he displayed in those movies. His chemistry with Emily Blunt was superb. Blunt is an actress that always delivers a great performance. Cruise and Paxton have also a great chemistry together. Paxton has the best Kentucky accent ever in this movie. I want to see him and Cruise star in another movie together.

Edge of Tomorrow is such a great film. I would say that I enjoyed this movie about as much as I enjoyed the Fault in Our Stars and X-Men: Days of Future Past if we are comparing summer movies. I didn’t walk out of the theater disappointed. My mom and I walked out of theater talking about how much we enjoyed it. Edge of Tomorrow is visually spectacular, with great acting, and great storytelling. The comedy was so fantastic in this action film. It reminded me of the Lethal Weapon films. I give the Edge of Tomorrow a 4/5.

I suggest anybody who reads this review to give this movie a chance because it does deserve success at the box office. What did you think about Edge of Tomorrow? Comment below and let me know. Click the subscribe button too.


this song appears during the credits one of my favorites.

Warner Bros has to distance themselves from David Goyer

Writer of Man of Steel

David Goyer at the Man of Steel premiere. He wrote Man of Steel

David Goyer has been consistently one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood. He wrote Blade (1998), Batman Begins (2005), Man of Steel (2013), the video game series Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) and Black Ops II (2012), did rewrites for Godzilla (2014), and has a story credit for The Dark Knight (2008),  The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).  He is very well known in television and Hollywood. A lot of inspiring screenwriters read The Dark Trilogy Screenplays as a guide to help write and format screenplays. Warner Bros has chosen him to be the director of two major fiction adaptions to the screen: Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and Sandman by Neil Gaiman.  Despite his success and popularity in Hollywood, Goyer made some comments that can’t not be ignored by Warner Bros. They have consistently gone back to Goyer to write, direct, and produce their upcoming films.

David Goyer appeared on a prodcast called Scriptnotes. It’s a podcast that talks about the screenwriting process and very informational.  The hosts are Craig Mazin and Jon August.  Craig Mazin made some comments about She-Hulk, a marvel superheroine  comic book character.  Goyer didn’t shy away from the comments either but actually indulged them.  This is a transcript of the between Craig Mazin and David Goyer. Mary Sue transcribed the dialogue.

Craig Mazin: The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let’s just make this green chick with enormous boobs. And she’s Hulk strong but not Hulk massive, right? … She’s real lean, stringy…

David S. Goyer: She’s still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.

Mazin: The whole point of She-Hulk was just to appeal sexistly to ten-year-old boys. Worked on me.

Goyer: I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95% of comic book readers were men and certainly almost all of the comic book writers were men. So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It’s like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids getting the shit kicked out of them every day… And so then they created She-Huk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could fuck if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying? … She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who becomes the Hulk then let’s create a giant green porn star that only the Hulk could fuck.

 

 

She Hulk was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema

She Hulk was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema

Who is She-Hulk? She-Hulk is the cousin of Bruce Banner. Her alter ego is Jessica Walters a very successful lawyer. Stan Lee and John Buscema created the character to be independent combine her brains and brawn. Walters had a blood transfusion from Banner and the exposure of gamma rays turned her into She-Hulk. She is an idealistic lawyer, skilled fighter, and a loyal friend to many.  Her relationship life is a metaphor for real relationships between men and women.  Walters doesn’t take any shit from any men and has had trouble relationships in the past.  Superheroine characters are designed to look like Greek Goddess who display physical perfection.

Catwoman from the Arkham City video game

Catwoman from the Arkham City video game

Black Widow from the comics

Black Widow from the comics

Gamora from the movie of Guardians of the Galaxy

Gamora from the movie of Guardians of the Galaxy

Wonder Woman from Injustice God's Among Us

Wonder Woman from the video game Injustice God’s Among Us

Catwoman, Black Widow, Gamora, and Wonder Woman are superheroines that are created are created to be physical perfect. Artist create these characters this way because no fan would believe a 85 pound non muscular woman could defeat a supervillain. The only reason why these characters have such physical distinct features because they are modeled after Greek Goddesses and renaissance art. .

Athena: female warrior goddess in Greek Mythology

Athena: female warrior goddess in Greek Mythology

Warner Bros. needs to address these comments.  Many women and comic book fans have waited a long time for  Wonder Woman’s debut on the silver screen.  She is going to appear in the upcoming DC superhero movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice produced by Warner Bros. David Goyer wrote the first script for the movie. In December, Warner Bros had hired Chris Terrio (Argo’s academy award screenwriter) to rewrite the script and pushed the release date back to May 6th, 2016. No reason has ever been stated except “We wanted to give the filmmakers the time to complete their vision.” I have a feeling now we know why this film got pushed back. I can only assume (with no proof) that Goyer’s adaption of Wonder Woman was a bimbo.  He created her to be window dressing a pretty face and no brains.  Any comic book fan or woman can tell you that Wonder Woman is more than a pretty face. She can kick serious ass and is very intelligent. A lot of the DC superheroes look for Wonder Woman for guidance. I personally at one time thought Wonder Woman was a bland character and was compared to Superman. After I played Injustice Gods Among Us, watched the Justice League TV Show, and watched DC animated films it caused to grow to love Wonder Woman.

Warner Bros. needs to remove Goyer from the film production or Goyer needs to come out and apologize for calling a popular superheroine character “a pornstar.” Warner Bros. needs to keep Goyer’s name out of all marketing and film publicity if there is no apology because his comments alienates a section of their movie going audience. More importantly, he sounded a misogynistic pig that no one will want to hear from anytime soon. Stan Lee even weighed in on the comments.

1. When Lee, as writer, co-created She-Hulk with artist John Buscema (the character debuted in February of 1980, in Savage She-Hulk #1), he was absolutely focused on his gamma-green superheroine having brains. Lee tells The Post’s Comic Riffs this evening, in response to Goyer’s words: “I know I was looking for a new female superhero, and the idea of an intelligent Hulk-type grabbed me.”

2. So, did Lee intend for Hulk and She-Hulk to be “kissin’ cousins,” as it were — in other words, was Walters created to be Banner’s brawny, X-rated plaything? “Never for an instant did I want her as a love interest for Hulk,” Lee tells Comic Riffs tonight. “Only a nut would even think of that.”

3. Goyer insists She-Hulk was created, physically, as a “male power fantasy.” So, how about She-Hulk’s tremendous physique, Stan the Man? “As for her looking beautiful and curvy,” Lee tells Comic Riffs, “show me the superheroine who isn’t.”

 

Stan Lee is right most superheroine characters look the same way. However their male counterparts look very muscular and like a god also. Comic book characters are drawn a distinct way to give the audience the impression that these heroes can protect the world and us.  Superheroines are not pornstars sorry to tell you that David Goyer.

What do you think Warner Bros. should do about these comments?

 

Godzilla Review (minor spoilers)

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Godzilla Review

In 2009, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros announced that they acquired the rights to reboot Godzilla. As a huge Godzilla fan, I was jumping for joy and was excited for the 2012 release date. Legendary and Warner Bros pushed the release date back several times because they wanted to get the story right. So does this movie live up to the summer movie hype? Well no, it’s a disappointment. It’s not a big disappointment like the Amazing Spider-man 2. It is disappointing to see Godzilla not be star of his own movie. However,  Godzilla will entertain you  for 2 hours, and the ending is super satisfying.

There are three big negatives of Godzilla. The first negative is that Bryan Cranston’s character dies, and he sets up the story.  His death happens in the first 30 minutes of the film but he has about 15 to 20 minutes of screen time. I felt emotionally connected to his character.  Secondly, Aarron Taylor Johnson’s story is the dead weight of the movie.  I don’t think he’s a bad actor. The story telling and his acting were not up to par compared to Ken Watanable’s or Bryan Cranston’s acting. My final big thing was the lack of Godzilla. Godzilla only has about 20 minutes of screen time. I felt we needed more Godzilla because it’s his movie. The movie is not titled Godzilla and his humans but Godzilla. Godzilla in a sequel needs to have more focus and screen time.  . Warner Brothers has a online clip of Elizabeth Olsen’s character running from one of the monsters but she suddenly stops because Godzilla appears in front of her and he’s ready for a fight.  She finds shelter and then the camera pans on Godzilla, then we cut to Aaron Taylor Johnson and the soldiers.  The same editing issue appears during the entire fight sequence between Godzilla and the other monsters, and the humans take up Godzilla’s screen time with the emphasis on them instead of being on him and his fight, because they rarely cut back to the fighting between the monsters until the end.  I did miss Godzilla’s theme from Akira Ifukube. I wish they had played it at the end of the movie

Godzilla had many positives about it. The visuals, camera shots, and special effects were superb. The writing for exposition was great for describing special effects, and Edward’s had a vision on how to set the tone of the movie. The themes of the movie were excellent, too. They ranged from government cover ups to man controlling nature. The film makers had a clear cut vision on how make the movie.

Ken Watanable, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston make the human story relevant to the audience. Cranston is gold in this movie. He brings a great amount of emotional depth to his character.  I felt sad and pissed when he died. Watanable plays Dr. Serizawa, and Serizawa isn’t an asshole like he is in the first Godzilla movie. Edwards and Max Borenstein, (the screenwriter) did a great job of reinventing the character. He sees Godzilla as nature’s way of restoring order. I want him back for the sequel. His character has more story to be told. Strathairn plays the perfect military antagonist. He’s is a villain in the movie. He’s a scary villain because he thinks his way is right. He would rather nuke radioactive monsters than listen to his leading scientist, Dr. Serizawa. He reluctantly concedes to Serizawa’s opinion of letting Godzilla take care of the other monsters.

Finally, Godzilla is done right. Yes, Godzilla only has 20 minutes of screen time. He should have about 20 more because it’s his movie.  Godzilla is more of an emotional anti-hero in the movie. The producers, studios, director, and the writers made Godzilla right. He’s not a wimp that runs away from a fight like in the other American version.  He’s a little too fat and his belly jiggles when he stomps around. He  might have been eating too many big macs.  Godzilla is a bad ass when he gets his screen time. The fight scenes with the monster were done so perfectly. The last 20 minutes makes this movie worth watching again. The Mutos were intelligent monsters. They legitimately challenged Godzilla which is hard to do for any monster.  I felt emotionally connected to the other monsters and Godzilla. You will jump for joy at the other monster references from the Godzilla universe.

Overall Godzilla wasn’t the fantastical spectacle that I hoped it would be. It was a fun movie, kind of disappointing, but go see it. Despite its flaws there is something so satisfying about the ending that made people stand and cheer, even though Godzilla isn’t the main focus like he should and the humans are. The creators of the film got Godzilla so right;. It’s visually fantastic; the themes are similar to the 1954 Godzilla; and Godzilla is anti-hero. It was so satisfying to see Godzilla on the big screen kicking mother fucking ass (yea I said it). Godzilla gets a 3/5.

A three out of five movie isn’t a bad rating. It’s a three star movie. I encourage anybody who read this review to go see Godzilla.  I have several friends who are passionate Godzilla fans and deeply appreciates him as a pop fiction icon. They loved this movie.  I am happy to be in minority opinion about how good this Godzilla really is. Studios do listen to dissenting opinions because they want to make the best movie possible for everybody.  I hope Legendary Studios and Warner Bros do listen to critics and a few fans who let down by this Godzilla movie like me.   I still had fun and I loved seeing my childhood idol take back the big screen. Go see Godzilla and decide for yourself.

Godzilla, what did you think? Comment below and let me know.  We need Mothra in the sequel…so make it happen Godzilla fans. Take to social media and let them know we want Mothra.