Tag: Godzilla

The Worst Movies of 2014

Ah, my favorite time of the year, when I look back to the films of old and countdown the ones that deserve the up most praise from my snooty, pretentious, turtleneck wearing self and the films that deserve to burn forever in the pits of cinema hell… Well okay maybe not that bad, but a lot of them are pretty crappy schlock. I do wish I had made it to the theater more this year, but sadly with getting into grad school, lack of money, and the lack of a car, my time in the theaters was quite limited. But now that all of those problems have been fixed so 2015 will have a lovely cornucopia of films that I can tear a new asshole, but for now we will make do with 2014’s collection of crap.

Just a reminder to all readers that this list is created from films that I have personally seen and reviewed. There may very well be a worse film then what is number one on this list. I believe in that 100%… But sadly I didn’t get a chance to see it so it won’t be making the number one spot. With that said, on to the dishonorable mention. Continue reading “The Worst Movies of 2014”

Tanner Reviews Godzilla (2014 Film)

Godzilla_(2014)_posterSo we start off the summer blockbusters of 2014 (or at least for this site) with the legendary Tokyo destroying lizard monster himself, Godzilla. Last week I reviewed the 1998 version of Godzilla as a sort of precursor to this review. After watching that and then checking out the most recent incarnation of the gigantic reptile… I have to say that I see very little difference between the two… Well if you also combined it with Godzilla vs. Mothra. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my book. As I mentioned in my review, I did enjoy the Emmerich movie as a popcorn watch a lizard tear apart New York type of movie and Godzilla vs. Mothra is arguably the best film in the franchise… But when you release a movie that was supposed to reignite the franchise that was killed by the Emmerich film and combine what is considered to be one of the worst Godzilla movies with one of the best… Well then you have a bit of a problem on your hands in this critics opinion. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Godzilla (2014 Film)”

Tanner Reviews Godzilla (1998 Film)

Oh come on! With a tagline like that how can you not be made fun of?!
Oh come on! With a tagline like that how can you not be made fun of?!

With the release of the new Godzilla movie, that I will be seeing this week. This movie has resurfaced in the mind and eyes of those who had the misfortune of seeing it in sixteen years prior. Coming from the mind of big budget, big cast, all explosions, no substance, and precursor to Michael Bay director Roland Emmerich, the 1998 version of the towering lizard monster nearly killed the Godzilla franchise with how much it was hated not only by critics, but by fans as well. Even people who are fans of Emmerich’s other movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow have very few kind words to say about this movie. It may not be the worst ranked on Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic, but anytime this film pops up, it is usually met with ‘Oh, you mean that HORRENDOUS Godzilla movie from the 90’s.’ But is it really as bad as people make it out to be? While I will admit that this movie is not per say ‘good’, I will defend this movie as not being as horrible as people make it out to be. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Godzilla (1998 Film)”