Written August 02, 2013
Why haven't more people gone to see this? THIS is what summer movies are all about! Seen it once in 3D and tonight going to see it again but in IMAX 3D. Great visuals, awesome CGI, the robots and monsters look great and the movie is just flat out fun, never takes itself serious yet stays awesome. Go see it before its not in theaters anymore, because if you don't, you'll regret you didn't when your watching it at home.
Written September 30, 2014
Good rendition of a Monster Movie Classic, but some of the acting and one-liners were a little cheezy (which may have been intentional, not sure). Over all good flick to see on a Saturday. The special effects were great!
Written February 28, 2015
I won't get into all the details of the movie as there are other reviews that I think perfectly describe the movie itself.
What struck me in this movie is that despite probably half the movie (or more really) being computer generated I really believe what we were seeing was real. The attention to detail is astounding. Frankly, I can't wait for the blu-ray so I can analyze each scene in detail. This is a movie that requires multiple viewing just to appreciate all that went into it.
Everything has weight to it and when you are working with robots this big and this heavy it needs that. This isn't transformers where things the size of small building whip around like they were made of tissue paper.
Unfortunately, they don't give you a lot of space here but the human element isn't lost either.
If I were 10 or 11 this would be my Star Wars movie.
Biggest complaint - many of the scenes are in rain or dark. Would have liked a few brighter scenes. Over too soon!
Written July 13, 2013
Wow... Great action movie. Godzilla in the 21st Century for sure... Extra special in 3D. Fast moving... Good story line... Highly recommend this one. There are scenes that are too intense for kids, say under 10 - 11.
Written September 28, 2014
My 14 year old son and I really enjoyed the action and storyline. Quite well done and the 3D version we saw was ideal format for this action movie. Idris Elba was forced into a silly monolog prior to the epic battle scene. He delivered it masterfully and his character was well fleshed out. Charlie Day was my favorite as one of the geeky doctors, though he was compelled to deliver the stupidest politically correct global warming warning (it is what caused the aliens to come back up). Still, he made it plausible and that did not dampen the strong action line. A big thanks to Producers, et. al. for NOT having Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi kiss at the emotional conclusion. My son said this film was Godzilla for us (his generation). When we were describing the story to my wife, she indicated it wasn't a movie for her. Though, both of my daughters (18 & 25) will see it.