Bifocal Review: Godzilla The Movie 2014


Godzilla The Movie 2014

Bifocal Review: Godzilla The Movie 2014 by Ageless1der Barbara Rich & The Other Guy

(OG) Barbara refused to see this remake/update of the King Of Monsters story since she never saw the original and generally doesn’t respond well to science fiction. So, since a twelve-year-old boy lives in all grown men, no matter how old, I asked my 94-year-old father to see this one with me. His comments are below.

(OG’s Dad) It was better than I thought it would be, almost good. It made me smile at times.


Godzilla The Movie 2014 was just what I expected, and then some. I thought that it kept the campy air of the original but used some pretty good special effects—and a very slight plot twist–to keep the attention of a newer audience. The crowning moment for me was a wide, long shot at the end of the film, when Godzilla was called a savior of the city of San Francisco and the audience could see the skyline, including a destroyed Golden Gate Bridge burning in the background. Immediately I wondered what the City by the Bay would have looked like if Godzilla hadn’t been there to save it. I give this one 2 ½ Binoculars.

Godzilla–Directed by Gareth Edwards/starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe with Bryan Cranston, and a brief appearance by Juliette Binoche/ screenplay by Max Borenstein from the story by Dave Callaham/2 hr 3 min/rated PG-13

Bifocal Review by The Other Guy and His Dad

Barbara Rich About Barbara Rich

Known as “Ageless1der” Barbara Rich is an international freelance journalist with decades of broad experience. Her work (The Mended Cup) was first published in a collection of writings from Adams Publishing, A Cup of Comfort for Women. Her, The Gradual Diet appears separately as well as within the contributions to, The Five Principles of Everything, by Five Birds Publishing. She is an entertainment columnist, who has lived and written in New Jersey, Florida, Mexico and Idaho, currently resides in California, and now heads Bifocal Reviews in print and video covering travel, food and entertainment.