A typical buddy cop movie with a so called twist; they’re not really cops but they pretend to be. It’s an interesting idea, I’ll give them that. Here’s the story; Justin (Damon Wayans) and Ryan (Jake Johnson) long time friends, are struggling with life. Justin not able to pitch his game idea to his boss and Ryan a washed up college quarterback.
Compared to the excuse of a reboot they did in 1998, this is way better. But I would say this movie is more of a sequel to the 1954 Godzilla (Gojira) than a reboot, assuming that Godzilla and Dr. Serizawa did not die towards the end of the original movie, and assuming that both are the same Serizawa :D So, it would help a lot if you guys see the original Godzilla.
This movie is not Godzilla, this movie is Jurassic Park 4. If you guys are even thinking about watching this movie, please watch Godzilla 1954 (Gojira), and you will know why this movie is absolute crap. It’s not Godzilla! The story begins with this bullshit, Godzilla is formed as a result of nuclear tests in the French Polynesia, are you kidding me? next, Godzilla migrates to New York, really? I mean, how? and why? way to turn Godzilla into a Hollywood brain-dead monster movie.
This is basically an English translated version of Godzilla 1954, the whole story is told through the point of view of Steve Martin (Raymond Burr), a reporter whose flight has landed in Tokyo and is waiting for a connecting flight. Steve decides to take this time to visit his old friend Serizawa, and thus becoming a part of the story.
In a world where we are spoilt by Visual Effects, it is easy to take classic movies such as this for granted. The Japanese went all out for this movie, with some brilliant scale models. During the 50s with such technology, it’s not surprising why Godzilla has become such a cultural icon.
For me Spider-Man 2 (2004) was probably one of the best superhero movies of all time. And considering that they left a lot of plot holes in the first movie, including the after credits scene with the guy in the hat, this movie had a lot to prove! And it’s no surprise that this movie crumbled under pressure, it didn’t answer the plot holes in the first one, and it definitely wasn’t as good as Spider-Man 2 (2004), heck it wasn’t even as good as the first one. The only thing that this movie did is leave areas open for many more sequels in the future.
Let me just say, I’m a huge fan of the old spiderman series, so I might be a bit biased :D with that said, this movie did surprise me, it was better than I expected. I like the fact that they linked Peter’s dad into the whole thing, gave it a sense of mystery. Andrew Garfield does seem more like Spiderman than Tobey Maguire, and I liked that they stuck to the comics, with Gwen Stacy and the web shooters instead of holes in his writs. Here’s the story; Richard Parker's house has been burglarized, fearing the worst he leaves a young Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) with his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen).
“Based on Banlieue 13” There’s an understatement. With that said, if you’ve seen District B13 or Banlieue 13, there’s nothing new in this movie, even the style of the movie is similar. Now that I got that off my chest, I have to say that District B13 had some plot issues, there were some discrepancies. And this movies addressed all that, so that was great to see. So, overall it’s sort of a remake but not a bad remake, it took the essence of the original and chipped off the rough edges.