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What The Critics Said About Godzilla (2014 Version)

The 1954 and 1998 versions made a profit, but what do critics make of the 2014 version? We delve into the damage…

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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:

4. Entertainment Weekly

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