Godzilla Minus One is a perfect blend of mature storytelling with the 50s/60s movie style.
Something many disaster/action movies get wrong is trying to incorporate too many characters and their experiences into the action. This movie puts the focus on a small group of people, and specifically one man.
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summary, obviously awesome for bathroom or snack breaks mid movie, and I also love that it tells you if there’s anything after the credits which is very handy.
The story is beautifully constructed. The characters have clear motivations and conflicts that drive their behavior. There’s never a moment that we could think a character acts inconsistently. It makes an impossible story feel plausible.
At first I wasn’t crazy about the style used for Godzilla, but it really captures the original. They made up for it with the nuclear breath.
The acting was spot on. I would say that maybe it’s a little over the top at times, but this is a different culture and a different time. When considering that it feels entirely real.
What impressed me the most was the thought-provoking themes of war and Japanese culture that were woven thoughout the story. They did a great job of keeping it present without making it feel that it was constantly being thrown in our face.
About The Peetimes:First, let me say that as a rule, we do not add Peetimes for movies with subtitles. It is crazy hard to take notes and try and read subtitles at the same time. But this movie is worth the exception. I tried to pick Peetimes that I could get what was going on without reading all of the subs. I’m going back to rewatch this with my wife this weekend and make any needed corrections. I think all of the Peetimes are pretty good. The last two are the ones that I would recommend. The 2nd Peetime isn’t bad, but there’s a big action scene that follows so if 3 1/2 minutes isn’t enough for you to make a dash then don’t chance it.
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