Hollywood has become an endless pit of reworked material either by completely remaking a well known film or continuing the story years after the original first came out. Remakes have gotten a lot more flack than reboots, mostly because fans expect to see a better version of something they already know and really liked. Dredging up blockbusters from the past has been very lucrative in the box office in many genres, especially in action films. As a somewhat dying genre many of action’s best stars came back to the big screen to reprise their most famous roles or the whole thing was simply redone, creating the best action movie remakes and reboots.
The story of Godzilla has been told again and again across movies and television but 1998’s Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Hank Azaria was done pretty well with late ’90s technology. 2014’s remake of Godzilla was met with quite a bit of criticism, but it is all in all a good film. Like a true action movie it jumps right into the intensity and moves along quickly, and in a turn of events puts Godzilla on the side of the humans. And no one can deny that in the moment that Godzilla gets up and lumbers off after his epic battle with the MUTOs we are all cheering for The King of Monsters.