Thinking about going to see the new Godzilla? Here’s the verdict
It’s expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what’s the buzz on “Godzilla”?
The new “Godzilla” focuses on an engineer (Cranston) determined to solve a yearslong mystery and his frustrated son (Taylor-Johnson), who just wants his dad to let it go. And of course, there are monsters.
“Godzilla” stomped all over the competition, setting the 2014 record for best opening day.
It earned a whopping 38.5 million dollars on its first full day.
Overall, box office Mojo estimates the movie earned roughly 93 million dollars in its opening weekend.
Here are some fun facts about “Godzilla”: The sound design team of Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn used a Rolling Stones tour rig with a 100,000-watt speaker about the size of a city block that they then pumped the monster’s sounds through so they could capture recordings in cars, rooftops and other places to get the most realistic echo possible.
But what you think you are hearing with that Godzilla roar may be deceiving. The roar is actually a decibel beyond the human range of hearing, so the design duo used special Japanese microphones to slow the sound so it falls within audience’s hearing range.