“Godzilla” and “Million Dollar Arm” debut in theaters across the nation Friday. But between “Godzilla’s” overgrown lizards and “Million Dollar Arm’s” exceptionally talented Indians, movie reviewer Bob Waliszeski says neither hits a family friendly home run.
“Godzilla,” starring Bryan Cranston, who plays scientist Joe Brody, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays Lieutenant Ford, is a gruesome allegory about the pitfalls of militarized science.
As expected “with a skyscraper-size lizard, it’s going to have some violence and language. But it’s a popcorn muncher for the summer,” Waliszeski, director of Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online, said.
“It deserves a PG-13 rating. I give it a 3 out of 5 for family friendliness. It has some potential but not a slam dunk for families,” he added.
Plugged In Online film critic Paul Asay says parents should be forewarned that there are “four s-words, four or five uses of ‘h—‘ and one ‘d–n,'” and Jesus’ name is abused three times along with God’s at least a dozen.
“Someone refers to Godzilla as being like “a god, for all intents and purposes,” he continued.
But there is some redeemable spiritual content: a prayer is said over a plane full of soldiers right before they parachute into a monster-mashed area.
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SOURCE: CBN News