BSP Episode 320: Godzilla
Join the gang as they discuss the 2014 film Godzilla.
- Directed by Gareth Edwards
- Written by Max Borenstein
- Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn
This time, it will be different! This Godzilla pretends that the whole Matthew Broderick/Roland Emmerich Godzilla debacle of 1998 never happened and that we’re back to the basics, back to the old Godzilla storylines we’re used to. In today’s environment, though, there’s the cushy advantage of better digital technology, allowing Godzilla and other giant creatures—in this case, MUTOs—to come to life in all their gross and city-destroying glory. In this reboot, Bryan Cranston is, for some reason, a nuclear engineer living and working in Japan when a terrible attack occurs that he cannot explain. His son, played by the guy who was Kick Ass, grows up and joins the Army and has to spring to action when attacks start happening. Then we learn why: Godzilla and now MUTOs are threatening everyone on Earth. Now get to destroyin’ stuff!
- Do you know what a Cassingle is? Let the old people of BSP clue you in.
- Tony discussing his stack of floppy disks. We’re all about outdated storage technology here.
- When we finally talk about Godzilla, we have mixed reactions. One called it fantastic while another called it terrible. Let’s discuss this.
- Side note: seems like there are sure a lot of white people living and speaking English in Japan.
- We address the Fat Godzilla so-called controversy. And yes, Godzilla is fat, played perfectly by Andy Serkis. David is particularly impressed by this. He’s easily impressed by things.
- Godzilla is an over-the-top monster and disaster movie. Maybe you’ll like that, maybe you won’t.
Discussing this film: