Okay for 10 and up, but does have language and some violent images
My 9 year old saw this and can't believe (and neither can I) that you say that language is not an issue! You should rewatch and re-evaluate. Also, there is swearing in French in this movie! That should also count! Some scenes are too graphic with dinosaurs crunching on humans.
Parent of a 6, 10, and 16 year oldWritten bySmartViewerFebruary 23, 2009
America ruins Godzilla....again.
The 1954 "Godzilla" was a classic, but the Americans have tried one too many times to re-create it. Okay for kids, but they'll probably just say "It was good," and then run off to do something better with their time. Did I enjoy it? It was OK. But if America really wants some "Godzilla fame," they'll just have to keep trying. It was almost a success, but almost won't cut it.
GODZILLA doesn't have the monster Godzilla in it, But another monster, Zilla. He makes an attack on New York, This monster makes an appearence in Godzilla: Final Wars, where he attacks western australia, 10 out of 10
When I was 7 I found this vhs tape one day and asked my dad to watch it at 9 at night. He said no, it would scare me and I wouldn't be able to sleep. I insisted that I wouldn't and he let me watch it. The first half is all I watched that night because I fell asleep. Perhaps I'm the exception but this film clearly did not scare me too much, I was even mad that I didn't get to see what happened. I still have it and still love it. I think a bit of caution is all that's necessary, depending on the kid. After all I read the case myself and was expecting thrills.
There's no point in watching this movie, other than seeing a big lizard crush buildings.
Honestly, there's no plot, no characterization, no reason or purpose at ALL!
The old, dubbed, black-and-white Godzilla movies were better than this mess!
I do agree with Common Sense about this movie being like Jurassic Park with one big BIG dinosaur, and also the scene where there are Godzilla's babies in Madison Square Garden reminds me of the "raptors in the kitchen" scene from Jurassic Park too, but I do not agree with the 2 star-rating. This movie is amazing, probably one of the best monster movies ever! It is really intense, just like the old Godzilla movies! But because of the intenseness and amount of mayhem and destruction, I say this movie is best for kids ages 13 and up!
Godzilla is seen in so many different versions that it is hard to pick the best of. Let's see if next Godzilla this coming summer will be one of the biggest cinema hits. Can be too stupid, or scary for some kids.
Parent of a 13 and 16 year oldWritten bynuenjinsSeptember 16, 2014
Godzilla stripped down to "Giant Dumb Lizard".
If you like the old rubber suited hero then this....is NOT him. He's big and dumb and just destroys everything. The main attraction is stripped of all personality and now looks more like a big, mindless iguana slash raptor. It can be OK to watch but the allure of the title makes empty promises and never delivers. Now with "baby Godzillas" it starts to feel more like an urban Jurrassic Park rather than the Godzilla we familiarize with the name. Some sequences have decent action but it's only for those moments that even bother to truly keep your attention and even then it feels tedious to sit through for such a long time. Very skipable and forgettable.