Saban's Power Rangers, unlike it's litany of TV incarnations, is a reboot of the original series. It updates the story of how the original 5 rangers: Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Billy (RJ Cyler), Zack (Ludi Lin) and Trini (Becky G.); become the teenage super heroes that we all know. 7557
After the horror that was the 1998 American production of Godzilla, I (like many others) was cautious about expecting too much from this film. Godzilla 2014 met my lowered expectations and may have even slightly exceeded them in some respects. I think the biggest hurdle for this film to jump over is one that's more cultural than anything else. America just isn't used to making monster movies. Last year's Pacific Rim film was a huge step in the right direction with that kind of film, but it's still not the norm. What we are good at is making disaster movies and that's what about 3/4 of this movie is. In this incarnation, Godzilla is a naturally occurring prehistoric creature. Godzilla, along with many other creatures like it, thrived during a time when the Earth was much more radioactive. As time progressed, most of the creatures went extinct but the survivors moved closer to the Earth's core to absorb the energy radiating from it. The existence of this creature has been known about for decades, since the invention of the nuclear submarine, and there have been lots of failed attempts to blow it up. Of course, we find all of this out after the first 30 minutes or so of the movie. The beginning of the movie takes us through the back story of the main character, Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, aka Kick Ass), starting with his parents. Ford's father Joe (Bryan Cranston) was an engineer working at a power plant in Japan with his wife.