How to make a monster movie in Hollywood

  • M Ramakrishnan, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 25, 2014 12:54 IST

Godzilla is back. And it’s bigger than its earlier versions.

Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the original 1954 film is a hit with fans (7.5/10 in IMDb for proof) and a much needed amendment for the last remake by Roland Emmerich in 1998 (remember Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno being chased by an oversized iguana on the streets of New York? Yeah.. Cringe away).

Apart from the three Hollywood films, there are at least 27 other Japanese ones (and many spin-offs).

Take away all awesomeness surrounding the roar and stomping, (2014) Godzilla’s underlying theme is as formulaic as Hollywood gets (spoilers alert).


Between the battle (get a room, fellas)

It’s so darn easy to write a monster-movie script. All you need is $160 million dollars and an ensemble cast who have received Oscar nominations.

From HT Brunch, May 25

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