Disclaimer: This post will contain some words in tamil.
Its has been so long since I wrote a review and I am in no mood to write another. This is just a few notes of what impressed me in the new monster movie, Godzilla. It was a remake and has no connection to the original version. This is not a typical, monster wrecks havoc and a hero with the military take it down.
Plot: (Sunday 9 30 am Sun tv’s thirai vimarsanam style)
There are two big bee like monsters (I searched the internet for its name, but couldn’t find it.) who feed on radioactive materials and try to re-unite after they become big and plan to create a family. Nadula USA government Godzilla vechi anda bee-creatures ah thaduthangala, illa bun vanganala nu solrathu than Godzilla voda story.
If you are a Breaking Bad fan and go to see this movie for Bryan Cranston, dont. Watch the trailer and you should be fine because the maximum screen time he gets. There was a “Naa apdiye shock aaitan” moment in the theater when we got to see him in a body bag. The cast also has Elizabeth Olsen who was once a little cute girl, now all grown up and has a kid too. Phew time flies.
Back to the story, Two bee like creatures send signal between each other to locate the other one and start a new family. But the twist comes when Godzilla intercepts the signal and starts hunting them. Along the way, the bee creatures, thanks to their size destroy a lot of Japan, Hawaii and San Franscisco.
Cranston’s son is played by a new guy who I dont recognize. He is a marine and he volunteers in everything. Right from the first scene where he goes to Japan to get his dad out on bail to the final bomb diffusing climax. Ethukeduthaalum he will come. There is a scene, where he tries to fix a wash basin and director comes out and says, “Dai thambi pothum da”. Plus he gets his ass saved by Godzilla more than once. He develops a unspoken friendship with the beast and I thought they would walk into the sunset drinking a long island tea at the end of the movie.
The biggest plus (atleast according to me) is the special effects and the fight sequence between the animals. Initially Godzilla gets dharma adi from the bees. The kind of beating that Maxwell gave CSK bowlers in the first IPL match they met this year. Sema adi. There was a point where all the audience went “Aiyo pavaaaam” like Mumtaj in Kushi. Then typicall of any movie from Rocky to all Vijayakanth movies, Godzilla comes back and gives death blows to both the bees. Like Dhoni hitting Pathan in IPL 4-5 years back.
The creative minds in Hollywood have used up the permutation and calculation and came up with,
Monster vs Monster : Godzilla (2014)
Monster vs Machines: Pacific Rim
Machines vs Machines : Transformers
It is going to be fun to see, what they come up with next.
At the end, Godzilla gets up dusts off some sand on it, roars like Aslan from Narnia but louder and swims into the ocean. All the people in the movie and in the theater scream and shout and clap. He makes a statement by taking down the bees and not harming the humans.
Message: Naa nallavanu nallavan, kettavanuku Godzilla da.
On a completely different subject, I did get to see Edge of Tomorrow too. It ll definitely be one of the best sci fi movies of all time. Tom Cruise is great like he was in Tropic Thunder, Collateral, Minority Report and Vanilla Sky. Must watch.