Gojira remixed as a nationalist fantasy designed for maximum fist pumping and flag-waving, much like Top Gun: Maverick is to the United States. As a creature feature, the behemoth delivers with a great design, atomic breath and all. As a human drama? Comparisons to the great emotional storytellers are…a stretch. The cast (especially Sakura Ando) are generally good with the material given to them, but I failed to connect with the film’s more…overbaked moments.
Lars Von Trier: Hey man, doesn’t life suuuuck? And doesn’t the life of an artist suuuuck? Aren’t serial killers the same as serious artists? Aren’t their victims, in a sense, a work of art? Hey, aren’t I a serious artist? Isn’t my entire filmography full of violent and disgusting things? Doesn’t Matt Dillon in this movie I directed remind you of me? Doesn’t his appalling crimes in this movie remind you of my movies and how they’re received by audiences?…