Many cinematic universes were born trying to follow in Marvel’s footsteps, but few really managed to be successful. One of the most spectacular examples is the MonsterVerse, of which we have already seen four films. However, the title that interests us now is the one that started it all: Godzilla.
The best of the MonsterVerse
Hollywood had already tried to offer its vision of this mythical monster of science fiction cinema with a feature film directed by Roland Emmerich in 1998, which was not very well received. Gareth Edwards’ attempt also did not generate unanimous applause, but it was closer to the style of 1954’s Godzilla, the film that started it all. It has been 69 years since then.
Therefore, this version of Godzilla prefers not to abuse the appearance of the brutal creature and focuses on creating an atmosphere of tension, also emphasizing the importance of the human factor. That’s why the film shines most when the dramatic weight falls on Bryan Cranston, but when certain problems appear, it’s appreciated that a blockbuster of this size tries to highlight this issue. And it’s not that there are simply humans doing things for no reason.
Furthermore, its great spectacle component is indisputable, as Edwards shows an enviable ability to construct specific moments with strong visual force…
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