Godzilla (2014)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: +2

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn. Sci-Fi action. Directed by Gareth Edwards.

FILM SYNOPSIS: The king of all monsters is summoned to help defeat malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

PREVIEW REVIEW: My favorite scene: during a creature vs. creature battle-athon, Godzilla separates his opponentís jaws with his mighty (if small) hands, looks down into the thingís throat and sprays fire (remember, Godzilla fires fire from his mouth), burning him up. The shot is both hysterical and cool.

Thereís a bit of a political message concerning bombs dropped ending WWII, but mostly itís about giant alien-like creatures that destroy San Francisco, then nearly all of us. The special effects are pretty good, with some good messages about people pulling together to defeat a world-threat, but like the original, itís all kind of cheeky/cheesy.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Warner Bros.

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Crude Language:

Obscene Language: Minor expletives.

Profanity: I caught one misuse of Jesusí name.

Violence: Intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 123 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Up

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