You can treat a Godzilla movie in three different ways. You can be a bit comedic with it playing more towards the 1998 version with jokes alongside your monster attacks. You can play it super seriously trying very hard to make Godzilla into a grand fable about the dangers of nuclear weapons or environmental pollution. Or you can just make a damn good monster movie. This upcoming one really appears to be the latter and I'm hoping it holds out to be a good one.
It's hard not to see the video game influences on something like Edge of Tomorrow. Space marines (or maybe it's on Earth) in super soldier suits experiencing time warps while fighting horribly epic battles. Surprised by now more video game franchises aren't being grabbed up and converted as quickly as possible and producing the next big summer movie. Guess we'll see how films like this do and if they want to go in the video game route or just make their own ideas.
I was disappointed with the first Hobbit movie but this one really looks good. Maybe they're just playing off my want to see dragons, and people fighting dragons, and Legolas shooting arrows into a dragon.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a better made summer film than I think most of us expected. Sequels, however, are where the original run of films sometimes hit their stride and sometimes fell flat on their face. Then again I like to see science fiction films trying too hard even if it turns out to be no good. Something about reaching for the stars in an already somewhat unbelievable setting is endearing to me.