Godzilla (2014)
Title: Godzilla
Genres: Sci-fi
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Written by: Max Borenstein; David Callaham
Produced by: Yoshimitsu Banno; Bob Ducsay; Alex Garcia; Jon Jashni; Kenji Okuhira; Mary Parent; Brian Rogers; Leeann Stonebreaker; Thomas Tull; Patricia Whitcher
Music by: Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey
Edited by: Bob Ducsay
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Legendary Pictures
Toho Company
Released: May 16th, 2014
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 123 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $160,000,000
Next: Kong: Skull Island

Godzilla is an American feature film of the science fiction genre and the giant monster subgenre. It is remake of the Godzilla film franchise originally produced in Japan by Toho Company. The remake was directed by Gareth Edwards with a screenplay by Max Borenstein based on a story treatment by David Callaham. It was produced by Legendary Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on May 16th, 2014.

Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the main protagonist of the film, Frod Brody. Other cast members include Ken Watanabe as Doctor Ishiro Serizawa, Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody, Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody, Carson Bolde as Sam Brody and David Strathairn as Admiral William Stentz.

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Actor Role
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Ford Brody
CJ Adams Young Ford Brody
Ken Watanabe Doctor Ishiro Serizawa
Bryan Cranston Joe Brody
Elizabeth Olsen Elle Brody
Carson Bolde Sam Brody
Sally Hawkins Vivienne Graham
Juliette Binoche Sandra Brody
David Strathairn Admiral William Stenz
Richard T. Jones Captain Russell Hampton
Victor Rasuk Sergeant Tre Morales
Patrick Sabongui Lieutenant Commander Marcus
Jared Keeso Jump master
Luc Roderique Bomb tracker
James Pizzinato HALO jumper
Catherine Lough Haggquist PO #1 Martinez
Eric Keenleyside Boyd
Primo Allon Mine team member
George Allen Gumapac, Jr. Lead guerrilla fighter
Ken Yamamura Takashi
Garry Chalk Stan Walsh
Hiro Kanagawa Hayato
Kevan Ohtsji Nervous engineer
Kasey Ryne Mazak Team member #1
Terry Chen Team member #2
Mas Morimoto Team member #3
James D. Dever Captain Freeman
Akira Takarada Japanese immigration agent
Yuko Kiyama Mom in Japanese jail waiting room
Takeshi Kurokawa Dad in Japanese jail waiting room
James Yoshizawa Goth boy
Jason Furukawa Gruff smuggler
Brian Markinson Whelan
Ty Olsson Jainway
Al Sapienza Huddleston
Gardiner Millar Fitzgerald

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Notes Edit

  • This is the thirty-second feature film in the entire Godzilla franchise. It is the second movie made by an American production company. It is the second Godzilla that takes place primarily in the United States, though it is actually the third film to feature the monster Godzilla rampaging in the United States.
  • A prequel graphic novel, Godzilla: Awakening, was released on May 7th, 2014, to coincide with the release of the film. Although the graphic novel expands upon the origins of the M.U.T.O.s as well as Monarch, it does not contain any information that would spoil plotlines from the film. Godzilla and Ishiro Serizawa are the only characters to appear in both the graphic novel and the film.

Fun Facts Edit

  • Doctor Ishiro Serizawa's name is taken from two different sources. His first name is taken from Ishirô Honda, who created by Godzilla franchise back in 1954 and directed many films from the series. The last name is taken from Daisuke Serizawa-hakase, who was the main scientist character from Gojira.
  • Easter egg: A reference is made to Mothra in this film. When Joe and Ford Brody return to Joe's home in Janjira, there is an upturned terrarium with the name Mothra written upon a label.
  • Easter egg: During the early scenes in Janjira, there is a close-up of an iguana. This may or may not be a nod to the 1998 American remake of Godzilla by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich.

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Giant monster films

Godzilla films

Other Kaiju

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