Synopsis: In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody's colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe's son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster's secret cause on the wreck's very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have.
Director(s): Gareth Edwards
Production: Warner Bros Pictures
  6 wins & 31 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min



...nine, eight...

...seven, six...

...five, four...

...three, two...


Dr. Serizawa?

Jerry Boyd. I'm warning you, it's a mess.

It's just a total mess.

Monarch sent me in this morning.

Took a look around,

but I told them we needed you.

They picked up a radiation pocket

out here last month.

They got excited, thinking

they had a uranium deposit.

They started stacking up

the heavy machinery and then...

Well, the valley floor...

...collapsed into a cavern below.

Just dropped away. Just gone.

Best guess right now is

about 40 miners went down with it.

This way.

When they first discovered this pocket, the

radiation levels were only half as strong.

It's almost as if contact

with the outside air...

...started catalyzing something.

Some kind of fossils, right?

I've been digging holes for 30 years,

I've never seen anything like it.

Oh, my God. Is it possible?

Is it him?


This is much older.

Hey, guys. You gotta see this.

What is it?

Some kind of egg?

A dormant spore?

The bones are fossilized...

...but this formation seems to be

perfectly preserved.

This one looks broken.

It's like something...

...came out of it.

I'll get it. It's probably for me.

No, Takashi.

No. Takashi, just listen to me

for a second.

I'm asking for the meeting because

if I have to shut the reactor down...

...you're not gonna want to

read about it in a memo.

I've been following these tremors

since they started in the Philippines...

...and now they're in our own backyard.

No, no, no. Hayato says...

...l need to go through you about this.

Look, I'm just...

...trying to follow the protocols set forth

by the company. That's all. It's my job.

He's awake.

Oh, I know. He got up early.

What are we gonna do?

Get dressed. I'll figure it out.



Later, Dad.

With all due respect, Takashi, and honor...

...respect and honor, with all of that...

...I'm an engineer. I don't like

unexplained frequency patterning...

...near a plant where I'm responsible.

I need a meeting. Make it happen.

Bye, Mom!

He made you a sign.

- What?

- Your birthday sign.

- He worked so hard.

- Oh, God.

I'm gonna come home early.

I'll take the car and pick him up...

...and we can get a proper cake. Okay?

Listen, I need to know...

...that it's not the sensors. Okay?

I can't be calling this meeting

and look like the American maniac.

So when we get there...

...don't even bother coming up.

Just grab a team and go down to Level 5.

You're not a maniac.

I mean, you are, just not about this.

Must be something we're not thinking of.

Happy birthday.

What? Is it--?

- Yes, it is. Ha, ha.

- Oh, I forgot all about it.

- Happy birthday.

- Thank you.

I should have a birthday more often.

Ha, ha.

JOE". What is this?

MAN". Seismic anomaly.

This graph is minutes.

X is minutes, not days. This is now.

Wait, hold on. Seismic activity?


You're talking about earthquakes?

No, earthquakes are random, jagged.

This is consistent, increasing.

This is a pattern.

All right. Let's make this quick.

Takashi. What the hell is going on?

Have you seen this?

Yeah. Maybe not such...

...good time for a meeting.

What's the source?

Where's the epicenter?

We don't know. But

it keeps getting stronger.

It's gotta be centered somewhere.


No one else is reporting it.

We are contacting every other plant

in the Kanto region.

Tokai, Fujiyama.

They're unaffected.

But my guess is these readings are just

aftershocks from the Philippine earthquake.

Are we at full function?

Yes, we are.

But perhaps we should be

drawing down, to be safe.

Take us offline.

- Now, Joe--

Do it!

Now. Wind it down.


Sandra, are you there?

We're turning back.

Let's go.

Oh, my God.

Joe, are you there?

Joe, there's been a breach.

We're heading back to the containment seal.

Listen. You need to get out of there.

If there's been a reactor breach,

you won't last five minutes...

...with or without the suits.

Do you hear me?

I hear you. We're coming!

I'll meet them there myself.

Put the safety doors on manual override.

I cannot do that!

Keep the doors open.

My wife is still in there!

Come on...

...let's go!

Tell me this door's...

...on manual.

Yeah. But we are starting to breach!

I'm here.

Soon as they're through, I'll seal it.

Sandra, can you...

...hear me? I'm at the door.


Sandra, I'm waiting for you.

I'm at the checkpoint.

But you have to run as fast as you can.

I am!

Kenji. Kenji...

...we need to go!


Close the door!

Seal the corridor

or the whole city will be exposed.


- Joe? Joe, can you hear me?

- Yes.

- Are you there?

- Sandra, I'm here. Can you hear me?


Joe, it's too late. We're not coming.

No, don't say that! Don't you say that!

Run as hard as you can, honey.

Joe, you have to close the door.

You have to live for our son.

- Joe, seal the door! Now!

- Oh, my God.

Five seconds! Four seconds!

I'm sorry.

Take care of Ford.

Be a good father.

I Will.

We didn't make it.

Let's go out!

Hurry! Come on! Ford!

On your feet!

You got family waiting for you?

I hope so.

How long you been away?

Fourteen months.

Take it slow.

It's the one thing they

don't train you for.

All right! Let's go!

- I can't tell you.

- Can I see it?

Don't let him see.

Whoa. Oh, my God.

- It's a welcome home cake.

- Look at that.

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Max Borenstein

Max Borenstein is an American screenwriter and director. He is known for writing Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017). more…

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