There must not be a limit to the number of blog tags I can put in, because if there was I think I would’ve found it just now. First of all, lots of people from X-Men: First Class are back, plus a lot of people from the first three X-Men movies (at least in cameos), plus a few new people, which makes a lot of people.
Poor Godzilla. Being an alpha predator is such a thankless job. He’s only trying to keep the world safe from giant mutant praying mantises, and all he gets is the military shooting at him, when they aren’t just stalking him, waiting for another excuse to shoot. It’s mostly the U.S. Navy shooting and stalking, since he’s an amphibious ape-lizard alpha predator, so he swims when he isn’t stomping around on two legs like a T-Rex. I realize that’s a pretty odd-sounding description, but, well, Godzilla’s always been odd-looking.
That’s right, there’s no “Th”. It’s a silly title, more suited to a first-person shooter video game, but that’s good, because it’s also your first warning to suspend every last shred of disbelief. Pretend it’s an animated movie, maybe some sort of violent anime, and you’ll be in the proper mood to enjoy this.
I went into this movie not really expecting much, which usually means that I have a good chance of being pleasantly surprised at some point. It worked all right for the first movie in this new franchise, but not so much this time. Somehow, this one managed to be both horribly rushed and terribly plodding at the same time, and I’m still not quite sure how that happened.