Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

2019 132 Minutes

Action | Science Fiction | Thriller

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mo...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • Moviegeek98

    Moviegeek98

    6 / 10
    Smashing in with gloriously tremendous monster action, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters", directed by Michael Dougherty, delivers on the thrilling action romp you would expect from a big budget monster mash in grand, entertaining fashion, although the plot can sometimes weigh the entire fun experience down.
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    The seemingly confusing narrative sees a scientist and her daughter kidnaped by eco-terrorists, as they want her for her key invention that uses sounds that either engage or enrage the behemoths. Thrusted into the situation, the scientist's estranged husband must find his wife and daughter, while dodging the fury of the truly frightening "titans", "Rodan" and the three headed "King Ghidora".
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    At times, the oddly paced story and the film's characters themselves can either be dull or painfully tedious. Packing varying agendas, the humans each have their own little arc with confusing motives, but they're not fully realized and no emotional attachment is established at the end. The acting all throughout the cast, including Millie Bobby Brown, is just decent and nothing really great to report.
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    No matter though, because let's be real, we're not going to see a "Godzilla" film for Oscar winning storytelling and acting, WE'RE GOING FOR THE MONSTER ACTION! And how is it? Plentiful and oh, so pleasing! With designs that call back to their "Toho" origins, the four kaijus blasts on to the screen with consistently thrilling action sequences and dazzling technical work that sees mass destruction and epic clashes. Each monster feels like they have their own distinct personality, as you can tell which monster it is during the explosive battle royale.
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    "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is a relentless haze of destruction throughout, bringing the monster action at full atomic blast. The cast and narrative, not surprisingly, gets short shrift when compared to the kaiju themselves, as the entire story feels extremely boring and convoluted at times. However, the film pays off tremendously with it's monstrous action sequences that demand to be seen on the best big, high quality screen theater you have in the area, as once the extended climax comes to the end, you'll know who's the king of all kaijus!