Godzilla 2014: 5 Reasons to See the New Godzilla Movie

Godzilla 2014: 5 Reasons to See the New Godzilla Movie


The iconic monster Godzilla has risen and is back on the big screen. This year, the 60-year old reptile standing 355 feet tall will bring us on an exhilarating journey in the Godzilla 2014 film. 

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We listed the top 5 reasons why you should head over to the cinema to see Godzilla 2014:


1. Patriots, Unite!

If hearing the name of our country in Hollywood films is like hearing a great song for you, seeing Godzilla 2014 is like watching an obra opera! It seems like every character in it mentions the “Philippines”. Well, except  for Godzilla, that is.

2.  Know your history.

The interesting story line of Godzilla connects world history and geography while staying faithful to the giant reptile’s origin. Viewers will play the role of conspiracy theorist along with Bryan Cranston, who effectively plays the role of obsessive and emotional physicist, Joe Brody.

3. Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Do I really need to elaborate on this? Aaron plays Lietenant Ford Brody, a military man specializing in bomb disposal. He serves as a breather when reptile, MUTO’s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), slimy eggs and explosions become too much to take. Think: Aaron’s dreamy eyes.

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 4. Godzilla has the most number of landmarks and cities destroyed!

As you watch the film and witness roads, bridges and landmarks collapse, memories will come crashing to you. Whether it is a memory of a great film (where the same city or landmark was destroyed), or a real experience that happened in that specific spot, Godzilla 2014 will move your memories and emotions. It was funny that in the middle of the movie screening held in IMAX SM Mall of Asia,  I was wishing for the Amazing Spiderman to swing his way into the battlefield and help save the world (I still have an Amazing Spiderman hangover!).

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5. Godzilla is a journey from Japan to America.

From the storyline to the production, Godzilla provides a smooth transition of the Japanese iconic character to an interesting American movie production. I love that Godzilla reminded me of the metal heroes Shaider and MaskMan, especially during the fight scenes. Japan will always own the iconic Godzilla, no matter which ocean it rises from.

Overall, Godzilla kept the suspense going throughout the whole duration of the film. The movie will shake your history and belief of what ( or who) is good or bad. But more than being a giant reptile monster, Godzilla is a representation of horror and hero, too. Godzilla also reminded me that knowledge can be advantageous, yet dangerous, at times. Although Godzilla’s story has spanned for 60 years, it still holds true today and will hold true for future generations.



Godzilla is now showing in Philippine cinemas in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.

Godzilla is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



Godzilla 2014: 5 Reasons to See the New Godzilla Movie