Release Date: May 16th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe (Bryan Cranston). Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Richard T. Jones

Director: Gareth Edwards

Genres: Adventure , Science fiction , Action

Production Co: Legendary Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Fascinating, Rivalry, 2010s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    When the film finally gets around to monsters on a rampage, you'll get both more and less than you bargained for. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Superbly made but burdened by some dull human characters enacted by an interesting international cast who can't do much with them, this new Godzilla is smart, self-aware, eye-popping and arguably in need of a double shot of cheeky wit. show more

  • 55
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) gets the money shots right, but neither he nor screenwriter Max Borenstein (working from a story by David Callaham) makes the human characters interesting enough to get us through two mostly Godzilla-free acts. show more

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