As a kid I was a fan of the original Godzilla from 1954, so I was excited to see what looked like a worthy new version coming out this year. My expectations were low since I'm not such a huge action film fan, but I have to admit I enjoyed Gareth Edward's Godzilla (2014). I was surprised to see that the hunky lead, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a Brit who played Vronksy in the 2012 version of Anna Karrena-good American accent. Always a pleasure to see Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe has a one note role as the voice of reason advising the military. This films follows several of the original tropes and tries to create a metaphor out of Godzilla. However, it seems to lost in a mish-mash of half baked ideas about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, global waring, and the legacy of WWII. I like how they teased out the action scenes with the monsters and Gozilla-giving brief glimpses and shots from obstruction and partial viewings of the action. I had the feeling that this would upset the average blockbuster film-goer and from what I have heard from those people that was the effect. It is by no means a classic of any sort, but good summer film fun.