Now as I couldn't get a ticket or something as real proof I can only post these photos and give you 3 (what I like to call non-spoilers) just so when you see the film you'll know I wasn't bluffing...
The 3 points of reference are
1. The last time you see Aaron Taylor Johnsons character is in a sports stadium.
2. No original Godzilla theme, although our showing cut out halfway through the credits.
3. Godzilla and a human character share a glance after Godzilla falls down.
Anyway you're probably wondering what I thought.
This film was f**king monumentally awesome! I wanted to write a bad review just to piss off Aspie but I can't. First things first the serious tone of this movie works incredibly well. It's not so serious that you can't have fun, the fun is all with GODZILLA. They nailed his character. He's intelligent, badass and above all scary. He's terrifying and yet you're on his side to kick the MUTOs arse. He's massive, and his ridiculous size is totally believable: every step, every roar, every movement carries so much weight. His roar is sooo loud, I was watching this in a screen with a Dolby sound system and it shook the room, literally. if this doesn't win an Oscar for sound design I'll be surprised! It was like the first time you heard Jurassic Park.
I could cream more over how amazingly well they nailed the G but I think that sums it up. They nailed Godzilla. Oh and his atomic breath...I needed new under wear.
The MUTOs were fantastic. I don't want to give too much away but they surprised me by being so sympathetic. At one point during the films climax I felt like I wanted them to kick Godzilla's ass and take over the world but I won't go into it. You'll have to see it for yourselves.
All the human characters were great, Aaron Taylor Johnson's character Brody was my favourite and Bryan Cranston steals the opening 30 minutes. But his character does pass the batten onto Brody who goes through a lot of shit but it's all executed perfectly. Not one character was boring or a drag to the films pace, which was fine, it didn't feel too long or too short, just right.
There were a couple of things I didn't like just to balance this review a little 1) No Godzilla theme but the music was so awesome anyway I didn't miss it too much. Just once would have been nice. 2) A lengthy
daytime battle. 3) More Godzilla!
However don't get worried by those last two points there's a lot of other stuff and plenty of fantastic stuff going down with what we have that as a Godzilla fan I was satisfied greatly!
This felt a lot like a Godzilla film from the Heisei era with all the weight of the original. It's ridiculously well made and I can't wait to see it again, and again, and again. I'm so glad I didn't watch the trailers because I was in awe from start to finish.
Film of the year I guarantee it.
P.s I would say sorry for Aspie's reaction to this but guys...Aspie is right. GODZILLA is f**king amazing.