Monster Week: Godzilla (2014) and Jack The Giant Slayer

Monday MoviesFirst of all…FINALLY…FREE TIME!!! I have done all my school’s works which include: exam, grading exam, giving remedial and retest, calculating the grade, writing report cards and lastly Graduation Ceremony. We will have end of school year’s holiday next week. The holiday will last till July 8th.

I have made some plans which includes watching movies and TVseries as much as I can…and a trip.

Lately, I enjoy watching movies under the same theme…it makes a fun review post. I might not be able to do this for a long time but I am already planning for another same theme next week.

I didn’t really plan this till I saw Godzilla last weekend. When I got home I realized that I had Jack The Giant Slayer on my to-watch list (because I want to see another movie by the handsome Nicholas Hoult…he charmed me on Warm Bodies).

I saw other movies too but I decided to put the review in next week’s review because I am planning to watch more movies with the same theme.

I will stop the introduction now and go straight to the review (more to how I feel about the movies rather than real review)

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla_(2014)_posterfrom imdb

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

I used to watch Godzilla when I was a kid. The last Godzilla movie by Hollywood was a total disappointment because they changed a lot of it. That Godzilla was not THE Godzilla we all know from Japanese movies. That Godzilla was not scary at all. when I heard about the new Godzilla…I thought maybe it’ll be better now.

I am glad I was right 🙂

The 2014 Godzilla was WAAAAYYY better than the 1998 Godzilla. This Godzilla feels more like the Japanese version of Godzilla.

There are many kinds of Godzilla version, I like the version where Godzilla helped save the world more than when Godzilla was portrayed as the monster who destroyed the world. This Godzilla, fortunately, followed the first version (not the later).

I really enjoy the movie. The actors are showing good acting ability, the story is simple and Godzilla and MUTO kick ass. The visual effect is better than the Japanese ones and it is always fun to see skyscrapers mean nothing to these giants…plus I love seeing how powerless US Army is in this movie, I am so damn tired of seeing movies where only US Army can save humanity from aliens and monsters.

However, the movie has so much plot holes…all I can say is that when you decide to see Godzilla, make sure you prepare to ignore all the things related to real life, just enjoy the movie…and…I have to admit that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is looking VERY handsome here. I honestly never thought he could grow to be THAT handsome.

Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston
Rating: 3,5 stars

Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)

Jack_the_Giant_Slayer_posterFrom imdb

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Jack The Giant Slayer is from the famous fairy tale Jack and The Bean Stalk. Just by looking at the trailer I know for sure it won’t be a movie for me…not because it’s bad, it’s more to the fact that fairy tale is not interesting anymore for me. I think it’s a good movie to watch as a family movie. The kids would love the giants.

There’s really nothing much to say about this movie as we all know how the fairy tale goes. There are some difference (of course) but still you know how a typical fairy tales go…the live happily ever after 😉

Although I thing Hoult was a nice treat to see in warm Bodies but here he doesn’t look as cute as he is in Warm Bodies. Apart from him, there’s Ewan McGregor…I always enjoy seeing him in any kind of movies.

Although I only give this movie low rating but I think it’s a good TV movie that kids can enjoy…I am pretty sure my country’s localTV station will soon play this movie during school holidays.

Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, John Kassir
Rating: 2 stars

Have you watch any of those movies? do share your thought 🙂


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