King of Monsters or Our City's Savior?

I saw Godzilla over the weekend while I was home in Roanoke.  Take a look at the trailer, below and I'll tell you what I thought.  There are spoilers in what I say, so this is your warning.

Okay, folks.  I'll say it up front - I did enjoy it.  Is is Oscar worthy?...No.  Is it MTV Movie Awards worthy?...Not so much.  However, it was entertaining and fun.  I went into it thinking it's all about Godzilla.  Well, it turns out that Godzilla is the GOOD GUY!  That's right, I said it, he's the good guy.  The one we're actually depending on to save humanity. What the trailers don't show you is the creature that is out to destroy us all.

Meet M.U.T.O - a Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism.  It's a giant alien-ish looking praying mantis. Am I right?  Except for the praying mantis below looks like he belongs in a cabaret musical :)

Anywho...back to Muto.  It is a ginormous eight legged creature that reaches about 300 feet tall. This Muto guy has been sitting and stirring underground for 15 years feeding off of radioactive energy that makes him glow.  It's actually pretty cool.  Oh, did I mention he can fly?  Oh yeah, GIANT wings that are bat-like. Muto leaves Japan and is headed for San Francisco!  Of course the government wants to destroy everything, but here comes Godzilla to restore balance to the world.  Here's where the movie perturbed me a bit.

Now, you guys know that I'm all about the love story - romcoms, dramas, you name it. I love me a good Nicholas Sparks flick.  But this is a disaster movie. I want to see things get blown up and destroyed. That's it and all I want to see. I don't need the I love you's and the Come back to me's.  There is an awesome scene where Muto and Godzilla are about to fight for the first time and WE DON'T GET TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They close the doors on the civilians and we're inside with them. I'm glad everyone made it to safety, but I was totally bummed. There are some pretty bad ass battle scenes and you do see at least three cities get destroyed. I'm not going to tell you who/what gets destroyed or how, so you'll have to check it out yourself.  

I recommend renting it when it comes to Netflix or Redbox.  It's 2 hours and 3 minutes long.  Over all I would give it a B-/C+.  If you have surround sound at home, even better!  Oh and this review if of my own opinion...I was not asked to view the film (except by my dad...but I wanted to see it too) or asked to write this.

                              Linking up with Lipgloss and Crayons & Still Being Molly for Funday Monday!