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Godzilla Minus One(Review)

In case we have forgotten that Godzilla is an absolute terrifying sight to behold, especially when he is lumbering into your city, movies such as the recently successful Godzilla Minus One are here to remind us. On the US side, Godzilla is presented like the anti-hero, but on the Japan side, he is very much still a threat.

The plot is about a deserter still traumatized by his first encounter with Godzilla who attempts to redeem himself when Godzilla threatens to invade again.

What kind of sets this film apart is there’s more of an emotional gravitas to what is presented to us. There was always a human element in the franchise and seeing cities being trampled by Godzilla but we never really understood what it be like to survive such an event. People are just left to mourn their losses.

Then there are scenes when the Godzilla theme music kicks in as he approaches on the attack. Everyone looks lost and hopeless because they know there is literally nothing they can do. And we see Godzilla charge up his atomic breath attack and see exactly the damage it can cause.

It all leads to an all out attacks between the humans against Godzilla, and it’s a tale of redemption. It also leaves room for possible future films in the franchise.

There was a lot of talk of how epic this movie was, and I will absolutely agree to that. It’s definitely superior to the US Godzilla films we got,especially the most recent Godzilla x Kong. The effects are great, hearing the familiar theme music will give you goosebumps, and Godzilla is presented as a total threat. I really loved how we got to know the different characters, experienced their total despair and how they strategize to come together to face the beast once and for all.

If you haven’t seen this one yet, definitely make sure you do, it is finally streaming to us on Netflix. If you already seen Godzilla Minus One, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!

Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla-

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