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Review: 'Godzilla' Is Just About As Awesome As It Needs to Be

7:06 PM 5/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Success can be a film franchise's worst enemy, and Godzilla is a perfect case in point. The original was as thoughtful and subversive as a movie with a guy in a rubber suit has probably ever been, but as a series, the scaly behemoth's adventures have mostly been equal parts corn and cheese, and attempts to make the character modern and relevant for American audiences have ended in embarrassing failure.

In the Summer of 1998, "Godzilla" Fought Michael Bay's "Armageddon" and Lost; Will It Fare Better This Summer Against Dinobots

4:56 PM 5/16/2014 by Senh Duong
Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla"
In the summer of 1998, two expensive blockbusters battled for box office supremacy. In the green corner, with a budget of $130M, is Roland Emmerich’s “Godzilla,” Hollywood’s first big-screen adaptation of Japan’s iconic monster starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and CGI. In the blue corner, with a budget of $140M, is Michael Bay’s “Armageddon,” an end-of-world asteroid movie starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, and more CGI.

'Godzilla' Drops Suitably Gargantuan Full-Length Trailer

1:19 PM 2/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
Legendary proved they were on their game with the first teaser for their upcoming Godzilla, and with the movie's debut full-length trailer, they've stepped it up a notch. It doesn't give too much away, but neither does it skimp on the good stuff -- this, folks, is how you promote a monster movie.

Original 'Godzilla' Returning to Theaters

4:06 PM 2/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
Gareth Evans is bringing Godzilla back to theaters this year, but he isn't the only one: Just in time for the 60th anniversary of the big guy's first feature-length rampage, Rialto Pictures is giving it another run.

First 'Godzilla' Trailer Feels Appropriately Epic

11:29 AM 12/10/2013 by Jeff Giles
After the noisy, lime-colored misery of Roland Emmerich's Godzilla, we thought we'd seen enough of the big green guy for the next 50 years, and greeted Legendary's plans to reboot the nuclear-powered monster with a cynically scornful eyeroll. But perhaps we were a little too hasty. Unlike a lot of modern blockbuster directors, Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards has been keeping fairly mum while working on next year's reboot, and maybe that's because he knows he's delivering the goods -- at least if this new trailer is reflective of the movie as a whole.
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