Godzilla

Gareth Edwards’ last feature, Monsters (his first), was made for $800,000. Godzilla, his second, was made for $160 million. That’s a 20,000% increase in budget in the span of just one film. ‘As a general rule,’ Francois Truffaut said, ‘the more expensive a film is, the more chances it has to be stupid.’ So is Godzilla stupider? No. Bigger? Yes. It’s a year’s worth of disaster films packed into one summer sausage.

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