Review Godzilla (1954) film review by interface2037
Written By interface2037 on 2014-03-29 08:02:29
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Still one of my favorite movies. This movie is deep, deeper than most think. Beyond the social commentary of war and the monsters it creates there is a very human story of love, loss, betrayal, sacrafice and honor. The human side of this story revolves around Proffesor of archeology Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, Emiko's arranged fiance Dr. Daisuke Serizawa and Salvage company Captain Hideto Ogata, Emiko's true love. There are a lot of layers to this film the Proffesor and Ogata are on two different worlds when it comes to how to deal with Godzilla. Serizawa is a bitter (by the war?) but brilliant scientist who has discovered the biggest thing since splitting the atom, but is on his way to losing everthing. In the end Serizowa sacrafice's himself to stop Godzilla and his invention from getting into the wrong hands. On the ship the proffesor mourns the loss of his colleague and Godzilla the greatest natural find of the time. Pan to Ogata in tears, he tells Emiko Serizawa's last words to him... "he said, be happy together" Emiko falls to the ground away from Ogata in tears and you know they never will. The end still puts a lump in my throat to this day.