It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks here but we have managed to fit in two movies , one bad and one good; Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past .
Godzilla was laughable. I was and am a huge fan of the 1998 version and thought it was likeable and witty. This was something else.
Like many others, I was intrigued by Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche being cast in this and to be fair the movie is great in the first 15 minutes because they are in it. These people know how to act and know how to keep an audience interested without the use of explosions, special effects or outlandish Americanisms that never make any sense.
Then they both die and we are left with a B-class movie.
Chaos ensues. Godzilla appears for seconds at a time and is basically replaced by another, more annoying alien called M.U.T.O which stands for Massive Un-identified Terrestrial Organism … ( Wow script-writers .. wow ). Talented actors are replaced by all-american beefcake Aaron-Taylor Johnson who runs around defending random strangers, trying to get back to his family after being separated for reasons I can’t remember because this movie was SO DULL .
Don’t waste your time on this one.
X-Men:Days of Future Past on the other hand, you should go and see.
I’m not a huge fan of any of their movies in particular but I this was really fun to watch. A cast of great actors make it enjoyable and the direction is sharp and snappy.
Hugh Jackman is tasked with going back into the past (the 70’s) to try to change the course of history. It’s very well directed with the imagery and mood of the 70’s reflected to a high standard , down to the last pattered shirt and bell-bottom. Go and have fun, go and see it.
The other occurrence this week for us was Batman. This is Batman.
He is small. He is mighty. He is Batman.