Disaster movies are rarely the stuff of inspiration, and the visual effects they use to portray their particular apocalypse hold little attraction beyond that niggling voice in the back of your head telling you to ‘burn it all’.
Despite the anthropormorphised aspect of it, the giant monster films of Japan are essentially disaster films where the hubris of man brings upon its own destruction as atomic fire rains down upon the fleeing populace of Tokyo. The natural conclusion one reaches … (read more)
I have been disappointed by previous Godzilla titles. A small part of me, the part that enjoys watching people dressed up in rubber suits push each other into beautifully detailed scale sets, died upon viewing Godzilla vs Megaguirus. Thus, it was with great trepidation that I began watching Godzilla 2000. I hoped that, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, my fondness for Godzilla would be resurrected. I was not disappointed. Apart from a couple of flaws, Godzilla … (read more)