Six decades after breaking new ground in the monster movie genre, Japan’s largest film company, Toho Co., Ltd., rouses its legendary beast Godzilla in his “largest and most menacing” form via Godzilla: Resurgence.
The reboot, which is currently lording over the box-office in the Land of the Rising Sun, is the 31st movie in the franchise. With Godzilla considered as one of Toho’s most important characters, directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi made the largest monster to-date at 389-feet tall, significantly monstrous from the last Godzilla movie in 2014 that stood at 354-feet.
Breaking new records in size, the humongous fearsome monster in Godzilla: Resurgence also has new striking design bearing the darkest and most menacing look than in the past films.
Godzilla: Resurgence brings the monster back on Japan’s soil, in contemporary times, as it surfaces in the country for the first time. In the movie, when an abandoned yacht in Tokyo Bay is attacked and the Aqua-line soon collapses, Japan’s Deputy Chief Rando Yaguchi theorizes that the damage was done by a living creature. Soon, the country is on the run when an unidentified terrifying creature suddenly towered the city, destroying everything, even killing people in its path. With Japan’s government officials working with special envoys and scholars, researching on the mysterious creature, the special group eventually names the dangerous creature Godzilla which is energized by nuclear fission, making it indestructible.
In www.scified.com by Danzilla93, the writer raves about the latest Godzilla: Resurgence noting its origins story and Godzilla being the most terrifying of all monsters: “Without getting into specifics, this film will surely please fans who have been dreaming of seeing a darker, scarier Godzilla film made one day. Make no mistake, this film is terrifying. Godzilla hasn’t been this scary since 1954, and this is definitely not an accident. The original film is recalled more times than can be written here without spoiling key moments and fun surprises, and a clear reverence for the origins of the Godzilla character is present.”
Godzilla: Resurgence stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. It opens in the Philippines today from Pioneer Films.