I know they give kind of a half-assed explanation for the big green Galut to come back from his slumber like he's one of those figures stuck in wax even though it's goddamn sulfur and we saw him fall and melt in fire and mud and so on, but we can buy that almost because, hey, what do we know what goes on if a grubby old European castle is knocked by a series of explosions after all. But the…
"Why should we fear anything?"
After the very brisk pacing of the 31 and Bride Frankenstein movies, this clocking in at 100 minutes feels a bit long, and there are at least a couple of courtroom/inquest type scenes that could have been trimmed if not cut altogether. It's also impossible to watch this and not flash to the skeleton of Young Frankenstein - and Atwill/Kenneth Mars - and how close it is in resemblance (to the point where early on…
Godzilla - Himself
King Ghidorah - Himself
Mothra - Herself
Rodan - Himself
At its best, an umabashed love letter to Japanese monster movie fans, and I mean that as a compliment. Michael Dougherty also manages to have solid sense of big blockbuster movie pacing, and we get if not fully dimesional then more interesting human characters than the 2014 film... Though on further reflection, this is an edit a week later after writing this, there are...…
"So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?"
Seriously, it's a strange thing for me to give this 5 stars because it almost feels like a duty to do so because of its status as a classic thriller and for its set pieces... actually that's not really true, but I'll get to what I love about the movie in a moment.
I think that Hitchcock here is doing (and try to follow me on this) what JJ Abrams…