Godzilla: Blu-ray Movie Review (2009)

11/08/2009 Posted by Admin

Eleven years ago, when “Godzilla” first swung its meaty tail in theaters, it did so with a marketing campaign meant to tease and titillate: “Size Does Matter!” the ads proclaimed, to which a nation of insecure men collectively crossed its legs.

Still--between us--does size really matter?

Consider this silly film, which now is out on Blu-ray disc and which features Matthew Broderick, of all people, as a scientist who comes up against Godzilla in a story that’s ultimately too small, too poorly written and directed to contain such an epic beast.

Indeed, this Godzilla, which swims across the Atlantic to stomp through the cement canyons of Manhattan, is not the Godzilla most will remember from the wonderfully campy Japanese films of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Those films weren’t just bad in ways that were deliciously good, but they also gave audiences a Godzilla to look at.

Director Emmerich, who mines surprisingly little thrills out of his film, has made Godzilla so big, the screen can’t contain him. And that’s a pity, so much so that in the end, it seems that size doesn’t matter after all.

In fact, it’s nothing but a hindrance.

Rated PG-13. Grade: D

View the trailer for "Godzilla" here:

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