Wait! Let me make my case.
I am referring of course to the 2014 Godzilla, which I finally got around to watching.
Barring the fact that approximately 1 hour 35 minutes of the two hour run time was taken up by humans, instead of the monsters I sat down to see, approximately 35 minutes of that time was taken up by children:
- The wife and young son of the protagonist
- some random Asian kid who takes up seven minutes of screentime
- a bus full of kids
I guess incorporating the little rugrats is supposed to add more fear, or depth, to the movie. But all it does is waste time when you never feel the movie is going to go the distance! I never felt the kids were actually in danger, and indeed, they never were - I don’t even think they got a scratch. If MOTU had picked up the schoolbus and scarfed its contents down like popcorn, I might have had more respect for the movie! It’s a monster movie, monsters do that shit.
I especially don’t care about the protagonist’s wife and son. They didn’t even need to be in danger, the movie literally brought the danger to them, cause…why? There was no reason for the MOTUs to go to San Francisco.
Also, Godzilla cannot sneak up on anyone. That was ridiculous.
I have no idea how this movie got a 74% on rotten. Are we so desperate for large monsters that we’ll take anything?