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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'd put off watching this for years even though I'd recorded it from BBC1 in 2006 the week Roy Schieder passed away. It was always there looking at me on my digital recorder, the first in the queue, followed by the sequel (recorded a week later) but it need seemed the right time to watch it. Last week, I gave in.
In a nutshell; there's very little way in to the main characters, they're quite I likable but you feel…
Much has been said about this film already but little has been said about it's score. It's truly epic. I've not heard a Godzilla movie soundtrack that has such power since. It's also very 'western' sounding (Hollywood, I mean, not from a cowboy film) as opposed to the very Japanese sounding score Akira Ifukube wrote for many of these films. If you can track downte soundtracks or at least listen to the main theme on YouTube, I hope you'll agree this score is quite amazing in all it's meaty, swirly stereo, grandiose, expensive-sounding glory. It's much more than this film deserves.
It's very tempting for a lot of people to say that this film is rubbish. I'm sure, and I can say this with some insider knowledge because I used to think it was rubbish too, that they mean it's is just disappointing. You would assume a bigger budgeted, better-cast, more flamboyant sequel to one of the scariest films ever made would offer more of the same. In fact it is a very different creature. Instead of another raw, terrifying daemonic…