It may be the last film for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. together (before Universal become their new distributor), but they hope the $160m disaster movie will be a huge pay-off with Godzilla.
The original 1954 Japanese disaster movie that at the time cost just $1.5m to make but made a $750k profit for movie studio, Toho. Sony Pictures’ 1998 version may have a lot of negative reviews (it got a Tomatometer rating of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it did make $379m at the box office (the budget at the time was $130m), and it later had a spin-off animated series.
Which brings us to the more recent version, but what do the critics think of it? Well as of May 17th, it has a Tomatometer rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 62 on Metacritic. Digging deeper, these are what critics are actually saying ranked from most positive to most negative:
- The U.S. government is investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines to keep prices high ✈️
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer for the opening of a U.S. embassy there.
- Mozambique implemented a new criminal code that removes a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.